Current Call to Action

The ACS study “Advancing Graduate Education in the Chemical Sciences” presented five major conclusions and approximately thirty recommendations. However, outside the twenty-two members of the commission that drafted the report, the community has not been queried as to whether they agree with the recommendations. Our first Call to Action is to ask the community – faculty, students, and policy-makers – to evaluate the recommendations and provide feedback, including a prioritization of the recommendations.  The survey, which is estimated to take 5-10 minutes to complete, will be available from August 15, 2017 to December 31, 2017. The results will be available at this website beginning March 15, 2018.


Future Calls to Action

Once the survey is completed, we propose to focus on the issues the community identify as the highest priority. Resources from individual departments will be collected and made available on this website for public discussion. Future surveys and studies will focus on establishing community standards for best practices concerning the training of graduate students.