Education:1976 B.S. Chemistry, Mathematics minor, UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
1985 Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Chem 100 Chemistry: Issues and Answers
Chem 103 General Chemistry I
Chem 104 General Chemistry II
Chem 115 Chemical Principles
Chem 121 Elementary Chemical Education
Chem 213 Quantitative Analysis
ES 359 Teaching Physical Science
My scholarly work focuses on the design, implementation and assessment of effective science curriculum.My students and I have utilized backward design principles to redesign coursework, particularly in Quantitative Analysis.We have utilized assessment of student performance and student attitudes to investigate student learning and motivation in the redesigned courses.I have also investigated the utilization of creativity principles in teaching and scholarship across different disciplinary areas.
Most recently, I have been investigating the priorities and strategies utilized by faculty mentors working with undergraduate research students.We have carried out a survey of faculty mentors and will be doing another survey of research students to find out what aspects of the student/mentor relationship they prioritize and find challenging.We have also coordinated a faculty learning community to discuss issues related to research student mentoring.
Eierman, R.J. "Teaching and Learning Quantitative Analysis" Chapter in Active Learning: Models for the Analytical Sciences Mabrouk, P.A., Ed.; ACS Publications: Washington, DC, 2006.
Eierman, R. J., "Who's Playing First in My Course?", The Teaching Professor, v. 21, #4, p. 2, 2007.
Eierman, R. J., Committee Chair, Exam on Analytical Chemistry (AN07), ACS DivCHED Exams Institute, Milwaukee, WI, 2007.
Eierman, R. J., "The Teaching Philosophy Statement: Purposes and Organizational Structure", J. Chem Ed, v. 85, p. 336, March, 2008.
Eierman, R. J., "A Candle in the Wind", J. Chem. Ed. Classroom Activity, v. 85, p. 528A, April, 2008.
Eierman, R. J., "Stress Relief for Teachers: a Little Black Book", The Teaching Professor, v. 22, #3, p. 2, 2008.
Eierman, R. J., Committee Chair, Exam on Instrumental Analysis (IA09), ACS DivCHED Exams Institute, Ames IA, 2009.
Eierman, R. J., "Should we Teach Students to Say "I Don't Know"?", The Teaching Professor, v. 24, #2, p. 2, 2010.
Eierman, R.J., "Revisiting the Purpose of PowerPoint", The Teaching Professor , v. 25, #2, p. 2, 2011.