I use an unusual cooperative-learning approach to teaching organic chemistry within a large class. I have been carrying out continual assessments of this technique. This work is described in a talk that is summarized in a PowerPoint slide presentation, What Happens When We Change the Way We Teach Organic Chemistry?
My major activity recently has been the development of an organic chemistry survey course designed for pre-health professionals. Along with this course, I have been involved in the preparation of "Organic Chemistry, 6th Edition," a textbook co-authored with Jim Parise of Notre Dame University. This edition of the text contains new material that make it suitable for a pre-health professions course while maintaining the flexibility to be used in a traditional course. For an outline of our Purdue course for pre-health professionals keyed to the textbook, click on the link to the outline below.