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Overview

  • Since the 1980s, Professor Bauer has been designing, implementing, and studying inquiry-based learning activities for students and for teachers from elementary through university level. His research interests include student attitudes, content misconceptions, and self-awareness as learners; discovery-based and cooperatively-structured college chemistry curricula; and faculty and future-faculty beliefs and practice. His work includes development of valid and reliable assessments of these issues, melding both quantitative and qualitative techniques derived from psychology, social psychology, and education. His work also encompasses a long history of outreach to the K-12 community as well as professional development for science faculty at all levels.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Student perceptions of immediate feedback testing in student centered chemistry classesChemistry Education Research and Practice.  19:442-451. 2018
    2016 Learning and studying strategies used by general chemistry students with different affective characteristicsChemistry Education Research and Practice.  17:675-684. 2016
    2015 Effect of Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) on Student Achievement, Attitude, and Self-Concept in College General Chemistry in Randomized and Quasi Experimental DesignsJournal of Research in Science Teaching.  52:319-346. 2015
    2014 Identifying At-Risk Students in General Chemistry via Cluster Analysis of Affective CharacteristicsJournal of Chemical Education.  91:1417-1425. 2014
    2014 Clustering of affective characteristics to identify at-risk students in first semester general chemistryACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  247. 2014
    2014 Ethical treatment of the human participants in chemistry education researchACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  247. 2014
    2014 How students perceive and explain their general chemistry performanceACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  247. 2014
    2014 Characterizing illusions of competence in introductory chemistry studentsChemistry Education Research and Practice.  15:24-34. 2014
    2012 Validation of an Assessment Rubric via Controlled Modification of a Classroom ActivityJournal of Chemical Education.  89:1104-1108. 2012
    2011 Adventures in assessment: Exams institute fellowship expands horizons by supporting faculty sabbaticalACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  241. 2011
    2011 Development and psychometrics of models to support partial credit on ACS ExamsACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  241. 2011
    2011 Graduate student misconceptions: Their own and their perception of undergraduate misconceptionsACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  241. 2011
    2009 Reliability and validity of POGIL assessment rubric using controlled modification of a classroom activityACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  237. 2009
    2008 Attitude towards chemistry: A semantic differential instrument for assessing curriculum impactsJournal of Chemical Education.  85:1440-1445. 2008
    2008 CHED 170-Using rubrics to write and assess POGIL activitiesACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  235. 2008
    2008 Analysis of self-efficacy and ability related to spatial tasks and the effect on retention for students in engineeringInternational Journal of Engineering Education.  24:488-494. 2008
    2007 Analysis and interpretation of the results for case-based CPR assignments at UNHACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  233:492-492. 2007
    2007 Fire and ice: Student inquiry into heatACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  233:294-294. 2007
    2007 Effect of object and rotation type on self-efficacy and spatial ability test results.Engineering Design Graphics Journal.  71:1-8. 2007
    2006 CHED 10-What chemistry faculty members say about hiring and promoting chemical education colleaguesACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  232. 2006
    2006 Inquiry and the Collapsing CanThe Science Teacher.  73:62-63. 2006
    2006 Assessment guide for POGIL students and POGIL classroom implementationACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  231. 2006
    2006 POGIL implementation: Tested strategies for large classesACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  231. 2006
    2006 Role of cognitive overload in processing of particulate level representations of limiting reagent conceptACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  231. 2006
    2005 Beyond "student attitudes": Chemistry self-concept inventory for assessment of the affective component of student learningJournal of Chemical Education.  82:1864-1870. 2005
    2005 Teaching-ready from the start: Graduate degree programs for future and current faculty.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  229:U1188-U1188. 2005
    2005 Writing for all: Road to institutionalizing Calibrated Peer Review(tm) at the University of New Hampshire.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  229:U362-U362. 2005
    2004 Calibrated peer Review (R) writing assignments as capstone experiences for chemconnections modules.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  227:U662-U662. 2004
    2004 Peer-led team learning at UNH: Contrasts in student achievement, self-concept, attitudes, and implementation models.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  227:U406-U406. 2004
    2003 Chemistry career paths intersect with the UNH graduate programs for preparing future faculty.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  225:U539-U539. 2003
    2003 Validation of chemistry self-concept and attitude-toward-chemistry inventories.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  225:U529-U529. 2003
    2002 Integrating the chemistry systemic initiatives.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  224:U286-U286. 2002
    2002 Five cups: Observation, experimentation, and communication in scienceScience Scope.  25:38-40. 2002
    2002 What Students Think: College students describe their high school chemistry classThe Science Teacher.  69:52-55. 2002
    2001 College student reports about high school chemistry: Triangulation through qualitative and quantitative approaches.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  222:U251-U251. 2001
    2001 From training to informed pedagogy: Graduate programs for future chemistry faculty.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  222:U400-U400. 2001
    2000 Teaching readiness: Graduate degree programs for future (and current) faculty.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  219:U430-U430. 2000
    1998 ChemProjects 1: Pharmaceutical product synthesis, scale-up, and characterization for aspirin, acetaminophen, and benzocaine.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  216:U441-U442. 1998
    1998 ChemProjects 2: Enthalpy of combustion and soot formation of oxygenated fuels.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  216:U462-U462. 1998
    1998 Chemprojects: A research-based interdisciplinary general chemistry laboratory for science and engineering students.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  216:U491-U491. 1998
    1998 Inquiring minds: Non-science majors explore chemistryACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  216:U380-U380. 1998
    1997 Student understandings of particulate nature of matterACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  213:701-CHED. 1997
    1997 Unclear on the concept of ConcepTests.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  213:802-CHED. 1997
    1996 Making the large lecture chemistry classroom seem smallACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  211:701-CHED. 1996
    1996 What female and male students say about high school chemistry.ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  211:624-CHED. 1996
    1995 LABORATORY PRACTICAL EXAMINATIONS AS A WINDOW ON COURSE LEARNING-GOALSACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  209:13-CHED. 1995
    1995 PROBING COLLEGE-STUDENTS UNDERSTANDINGS OF PARTICULATE NATURE OF MATTERACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  209:428-CHED. 1995
    1990 LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHIC METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF EXPLOSIVES RESIDUES IN SOIL - COLLABORATIVE STUDYJournal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists.  73:541-552. 1990
    1989 LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHIC METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF EXTRACTABLE NITROAROMATIC AND NITRAMINE RESIDUES IN SOILJournal of the Association of Official Analytical Chemists.  72:890-899. 1989
    1988 DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN COPRECIPITATED AND ADSORBED LEAD ON INDIVIDUAL CALCITE PARTICLES USING LASER MICROPROBE MASS ANALYSISAnalytical Chemistry Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Analytical Edition.  60:2218-2220. 1988
    1988 COMMENTS ON THE TESTING OF THE ACCURACY OF AN EXTRACTION PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINING THE PARTITIONING OF TRACE-METALS IN SEDIMENTS - RESPONSEAnalytical Chemistry Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Analytical Edition.  60:1477-1477. 1988
    1988 DISCRIMINATION BETWEEN ADSORPTION AND COPRECIPITATION IN AQUATIC PARTICLE STANDARDS BY SURFACE-ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES - LEAD DISTRIBUTIONS IN CALCIUM CARBONATESEnvironmental Science & Technology.  22:463-467. 1988
    1988 EFFECTS OF ANALYTICAL CALIBRATION MODELS ON DETECTION LIMIT ESTIMATESACS Symposium Series.  361:194-207. 1988
    1988 VARIABILITY OF PARTICULATE TRACE-ELEMENT EMISSIONS FROM THE COLUMBIA COAL-FIRED POWER-PLANT, PORTAGE, WISCONSINScience of the Total Environment.  68:251-266. 1988
    1987 SELECTIVE EXTRACTIONS OF SEDIMENTS - PROBLEMS AND PROGNOSISACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  194:256-ENVR. 1987
    1987 ACCURACY OF SELECTIVE EXTRACTION PROCEDURES FOR METAL SPECIATION IN MODEL AQUATIC SEDIMENTSAnalytical Chemistry Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Analytical Edition.  59:1417-1423. 1987
    1986 METAL SPECIATION IN AQUATIC SEDIMENTS - ACCURACY OF SELECTIVE EXTRACTION PROCEDURESACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  191:83-ENVR. 1986
    1986 TRACE LEVEL CARBONATE MINERALOGY USING EVOLVED GAS-ANALYSIS EMISSION-SPECTROMETRYACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts.  191:33-GEOC. 1986
    1986 INTERLABORATORY EVALUATION OF HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF NITROORGANICS IN MUNITION PLANT WASTE-WATERAnalytical Chemistry Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Analytical Edition.  58:176-182. 1986
    1986 REVERSED-PHASE HIGH-PERFORMANCE LIQUID-CHROMATOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF NITROORGANICS IN MUNITIONS WASTE-WATERAnalytical Chemistry Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Analytical Edition.  58:170-175. 1986
    1985 Emissions of vapor-phase fluorine and ammonia from the Columbia coal-fired power plant.Environmental Science & Technology.  19:1099-1103. 1985
    1985 SAMPLING ERROR LECTURE DEMONSTRATIONJournal of Chemical Education.  62:253-253. 1985
    1983 NONMETAL EXCITATION IN HELIUM, NEON, AND ARGON MICROWAVE PLASMASSpectrochimica Acta - Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy.  38:1125-1134. 1983
    1982 CLASSROOM CHROMATOGRAPHYJournal of Chemical Education.  59:846-846. 1982
    1981 IDENTIFICATION AND QUANTITATION OF CARBONATE COMPOUNDS IN COAL FLY-ASHEnvironmental Science & Technology.  15:783-788. 1981
    1981 SPECIATION AT TRACE LEVELS BY HELIUM MICROWAVE-INDUCED PLASMA EMISSION-SPECTROMETRYAnalytical Chemistry Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Analytical Edition.  53:2020-2027. 1981

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2019 Large Classes 2019
    2019 The theoretical foundations of POGIL 2019
    2008 Assessment of Student Learning: Guidance for InstructorsACS Symposium Series. 183-201. 2008

    Principal Investigator On

  • Collaborative Research: Chemistry for the Community: Quantifying the Impact of Service Learning  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2018 - 2021
  • Collaborative Research: Longitudinal Impact of PLTL on Student and Peer Leader Retention of General Chemistry Concepts and Attitudes Toward Chemistry  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2018 - 2021
  • Windows on the Inquiry Classroom: Full Course Instructor-and-Apprentice-Annotated Video for Professional Development in STEM Inquiry Teaching  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2014 - 2019
  • Collaborative for Research at Interface of STEM Teaching and Learning (CRISTaL)  awarded by UNH Research Office 2017 - 2018
  • Creating a Common Thermodynamics  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2011 - 2014
  • Future Faculty Fellowships  awarded by Dreyfus Foundation 1998 - 2012
  • Process-Oriented Guided-Inquiry KLearning (POGIL) and Research Based Pedagogy for Future Chemistry Faculty  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2008 - 2011
  • ACS Exams Institute Ashford Fellowship  awarded by Iowa State University 2010 - 2011
  • Integrating the Chemistry Systemic Initiatives  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2001 - 2005
  • UNH Mathematics and Science IMPACT Center - External Cost-Sharing  awarded by Miscellaneous Business & Industry 2000 - 2005
  • UNH Mathematics and Science IMPACT Center  awarded by Northeastern University 2000 - 2005
  • Peer-Led Team Learning in Chemistry  awarded by Saint Xavier University 2000 - 2001
  • Change in Science Instruction  awarded by Whiting (Marion and Jasper) Foundation 1998 - 1999
  • Computerization of Introductory Chemistry Laboratories  awarded by Brooks (Gladys) Foundation 1996 - 1998
  • Teaching Activities

  • General Chemistry I Taught course 2018
  • PLTL Mentoring Taught course 2018
  • PLTL Mentoring Taught course 2018
  • Peer-led Team Learning in Chem Taught course 2018
  • Peer-led Team Learning in Chem Taught course 2018
  • Adv Peer-led Team Ldrshp Chem Taught course 2018
  • Adv Peer-led Team Ldrshp Chem Taught course 2018
  • General Chemistry II Taught course 2018
  • Chemistry Teaching Seminar Taught course 2017
  • General Chemistry I Taught course 2017
  • PLTL Mentoring Taught course 2017
  • Peer-led Team Learning in Chem Taught course 2017
  • General Chemistry II Taught course 2017
  • Adv Peer-led Team Ldrshp Chem Taught course 2017
  • General Chemistry II Taught course 2017
  • Chemistry Teaching Seminar Taught course 2016
  • General Chem Lecture I Taught course 2016
  • General Chemistry I Taught course 2016
  • PLTL Mentoring Taught course 2016
  • Peer-led Team Learning in Chem Taught course 2016
  • Sem/Analytical-Physical Taught course 2016
  • General Chemistry II Taught course 2016
  • Teaching & Learning in Science Taught course 2016
  • Adv Peer-led Team Ldrshp Chem Taught course 2016
  • General Chemistry II Taught course 2016
  • Chemistry Teaching Seminar Taught course 2015
  • General Chemistry I Taught course 2015
  • General Chemistry I Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Peer-led Team Learning in Chem Taught course 2015
  • General Chemistry II Taught course 2015
  • Adv Peer-led Team Ldrshp Chem Taught course 2015
  • Honors/Fire and Ice Taught course 2015
  • Independent Study Taught course 2015
  • Chemistry Teaching Seminar Taught course 2014
  • General Chemistry I Taught course 2014
  • General Chemistry I Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Peer-led Team Learning in Chem Taught course 2014
  • Teaching & Learning in Science Taught course 2014
  • Adv Peer-led Team Ldrshp Chem Taught course 2014
  • Independent Study Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Christopher Bauer