UMBC Office of the Dean of the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Mission – exploring, supporting, and coordinating research and education in the natural and mathematical sciences through innovative thinking, and responsibility to our students, staff, faculty, and society.
Vision – to be recognized and respected as a premier research college with a diverse and dynamic network of faculty and staff who work to collaboratively extend the boundaries of science and pursue excellence in the delivery and innovation of teaching and learning in STEM.
Values – knowledge, excellence, scholarship, integrity, innovation, inclusion, accountability, service, and community.
Students’ Understanding and Perceptions of Assigned Team Roles in a Classroom Laboratory Environment (NSTA, 2018-03-01)Using a cooperative learning framework in a quantitative reasoning laboratory course, students were assigned to static teams of four in which they adopted roles that rotated regularly. The roles included: team leader, ...
Discovery Learning: Development of a Unique Active Learning Environment for Introductory Chemistry (The Trustees of Indiana University, 2018-12-10)It is well established that active learning results in greater gains in student conceptual knowledge and retention compared to traditional modes of learning. However, active learning can be very difficult to implement in ...
(ACS Publications, 2018)This article examines the ways that a shared faculty experience across five partner institutions led to a deep awareness of the curriculum and pedagogy of general chemistry coursework, and ultimately, to a collaborative ...