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CT2 Faculty Scholars Resources 2015


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Clemson Thinks2 Faculty Institute 2015

A substantial component of the CT2 Faculty Development Program is a week long summer institute, providing training for faculty who will be teaching the CT2 seminar and other critical thinking-oriented courses, as well as an ongoing forum for idea sharing and communication among these faculty (the community of CT2 scholars).

The instructional content of the complete five-day Clemson Thinks2 Faculty Institute  includes many participant activities and deliverables, such as instruction by recognized experts in the field of critical thinking, the creation of student learning outcomes, outcomes maps, critical thinking discussion questions, writing assignments, tests questions, and assessment rubrics. The Institute is designed for faculty who will be teaching the Clemson Thinks2 Seminars focused on critical thinking. 

Faculty, staff, and graduate students may apply to participate in the Clemson Thinks2 faculty Institute. The application will require the participant to indicate what course(s) they intend to teach and how they will adapt this course to fit the CT2 seminar learning outcomes. Once the applicant is accepted to attend the faculty Institute they will be provided with selected literature on critical thinking and a questionnaire to assess the critical thinking strategies they already use in their course(s).

Thirty-six faculty members from 21 different disciplines participated in the 2015 Faculty Institute.


CT2 Faculty Institute, June 2015

Agenda CT2 Faculty Institute 2015

Clemson Thinks2 Faculty Institute Welcome by Dr. David K. Knox
CT Seminar Development Part 1 by Dr. Linda Nilson
CT Seminar Development Part 2 by Dr. Linda Nilson

The Idiot’s Guide to Socratic Dialog by Dr. Kelly Smith

The Library and Critical Thinking
by Ms. Ann McMahan Grant, Clemson University Libraries

The Watt Family Innovation Center by Dr. Barbara Speziale

Resumes and CVs from a Critical Thinking Lens by Dr. Kristin Walker


STS 2150: A Critical Approach to Scientific and Technological Revolutions
by Dr. Tom Oberdan

Critical Thinking Bibliography compiled by Dr. Linda Nilson