This professional development program offers faculty members and staff the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of colleagues to study critical thinking in more depth, with the aim of enhancing pedagogical delivery to students. Topics to be addressed include the cognitive science of decision-making, implicit vs. explicit instruction, elements and standards of reasoning, and best practices for course and assignment design to facilitate student critical thinking.
All interested DSC faculty (including adjuncts) and staff are welcome to apply. Up to 15 applicants will be selected to participate in the 2017 class.
Successful faculty participants will:
- Attend one orientation session during Spring Planning, six workshop meetings in the spring, and a session during Fall Planning; while also completing concurrent online discussions via Falcon Online
- Review and discuss, Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum by Gerald Nosich (provided free of charge to participants), and other writings pertaining to critical thinking pedagogy
- Generate a capstone project (such as a new class assignment) to enhance student critical thinking
Deadline for application submission is December 4, 2017.
Download an application here.
Workshop Meetings during the spring semester are scheduled from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm on Tuesdays, for the following dates:
- January 30
- February 13
- February 27
- March 27
- April 10
- April 24
For more information contact any of the Critical Thinking Program Committee Members:
Charlene Latimer - ext. 3142
Evan Rivers - ext. 3778
Ben Graydon - ext. 3927
Iris Threatt-Milton - ext. 3753
Jared Rothstein (Chair) - ext. 3173
John McNeeley - ext. 4808
Nancy Duke - ext. 4838