The Clemson Thinks2 program is administratively housed in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Initial staffing for the program consists of a program director and an administrative assistant. The program’s founding Director was selected from among tenured faculty and leads efforts to recruit faculty for the program and develops plans for the ongoing recruitment of faculty. The director identifies and partners with campus offices to support Clemson Thinks2 and has oversight of the budget. The director also provides leadership for evaluation and assessment of the seminars for continual improvement. The director reports to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The director manages the day-to-day operation of the office. He also works with the appropriate campus offices on course scheduling. The director develops and maintains campus-wide distribution of information about the courses and provides assistance to and support for faculty instructors. The administrative assistant provides the necessary support for the director.
The Implementation Team comprised of faculty, staff, and representatives from Academic Affairs and campus units that interface with and support the seminars continued to function during the first year of the program’s implementation. Three committees oversee Clemson Thinks2; an Advisory Committee was established to provide input and guidance for the program; an Assessment Committee oversees all assessment activities related to Clemson Thinks2; and a Faculty Proposal Review Committee reviews and recommends approval of Clemson Thinks2 proposals.
In addition, existing faculty and student committees and boards also provide input and guidance to sustain the Clemson Thinks2 program; for example, the Teaching with Technology Committee of the Office for Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation provides input and counsel related to Clemson Thinks2 faculty instructional support. student groups such as the Academic Affairs Committee of the Undergraduate student senate are consulted each semester for input and to gain students’ perspectives.
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