Clemson Thinks2 Faculty Institute
The substantive 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 is described below. It will include many participant activities and deliverables, such as a list of student learning outcomes, an outcomes map, critical thinking discussion questions, writing assignments, tests questions, and assessment rubrics. The Institute is designed for the faculty who will be teaching the Clemson Thinks2 Seminars focused on critical thinking. The Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation will assist in program development to be held two times (or as needed) during summers, facilitating the involvement of invited experts in critical thinking as well as Clemson faculty.
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)
CT2 Faculty Institute, June 2013
Clemson Thinks2: Dr. William Surver
Teaching Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines: Dr. Stephen Brookfield
The California Critical Thinking Skills Test: Dr. David Knox
Promoting Metacognition and Self-Regulated Learning: Dr. Lisa Benson
NSF Funded Study of CT in the Biological Sciences: Dr. Leslie Temesvari
CT2 Seminar Design: Dr. Debra Jackson
Assessing CT2: Dr. David Knox
The PRISM QEP at Meredith College: Dr. Steven Benko
What Happens After the Critical Thinking Workshop?: Dr. Patricia Payette
Eastern Kentucky University's CT QEP: Dr. Rose Perrine
CT2 Course Design: Syllabi: Dr. Debra Jackson and Dr. David Knox