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||Overview of challenges and ALPhA's role
||Physics is an experimental science, and so we ought to ask whether the curricula currently offered are appropriately foundational for a next generation of experimentalists. If your department were to undergo external review, how would your curriculum of laboratory instruction look to outside assessors? What case would you want to make (either to assessors or to funding agencies), regarding this core component of the discipline? More to the point, how can the ALPhA community help to facilitate the sorts of improvements you might hope for? We will chat a bit about some common issues, as well as how ALPhA, and a broader set of resources, might significantly leverage your own efforts.
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