AAPT recommendations for undergraduate physics laboratory curriculum
Posted by Melissa on November 23, 2014
Over the past year and a half, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a subcommittee of the AAPT Committee on Laboratories to develop a set of recommendations for undergraduate physics laboratories, both introductory labs and labs beyond the first year. Working on this project has been a lot of fun, and I hope our report provides a useful and flexible framework for faculty at a variety of different institutions. The report was just endorsed by the AAPT Executive Board, and it’s now available online. While the written report is finished, the members of the committee hope to find ways to allow lab instructors to continue the discussion about, and contribute specific examples to, the matrix that is at the end of the document.
If you find yourself needing to escape from that particularly annoying uncle or cousin over Thanksgiving, I’d encourage you to step away from the festivities and read the report!