The Clemson Thinks2 program will be administratively housed in the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Initial staffing for the program will consist of a program director and an administrative assistant. The program’s founding Director will be selected from among tenured faculty and will lead efforts to recruit faculty for the initial launch of the seminars and will develop plans for the ongoing recruitment of faculty. The director will identify and partner with campus offices to support Clemson Thinks2 and will have oversight of the budget. The director will also provide leadership for evaluation and assessment of the seminars for continual improvement. The director will report to the Vice Provost. The director will manage the day-to-day operation of the office. He or she will also work with the appropriate campus offices on course scheduling. The director will develop and maintain campus-wide distribution of information about the courses and will provide assistance to and support for faculty instructors. An administrative assistant will provide 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 will continue to function during the first year of the program’s implementation. Three committees will oversee Clemson Thinks2; an Advisory Committee will be established to provide input and guidance for the program; an Assessment Committee will oversee all assessment activities related to Clemson Thinks2; and a Faculty Proposal Review Committee will be formed to review and recommend approval of Clemson Thinks2 proposals.
In addition, existing faculty and student committees and boards will 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 will provide input and counsel related to Clemson Thinks2 faculty instructional support. student groups such as the Academic Affairs Committee of the Undergraduate student senate will be consulted each semester for input and to gain students’ perspectives.
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