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CT2 Faculty Scholars Resources 2014

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Clemson Thinks2 Faculty Institute 2014

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-four faculty members from 21 different disciplines participated in the 2014 Faculty Institute.

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CT2 Faculty Institute, June 2014

Agenda CT2 Faculty Institute 2014

Clemson Thinks2 Faculty Institute, by Dr. David K. Knox

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gerald Nosich, Buffalo State University, The Foundation for Critical Thinking 

CT Seminar Development by Dr. Linda Nilson 


Applying the Science of Learning & Cognition to Teaching Critical Thinking by Dr. Paul S. Merritt

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

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

AAC&U VALUE RubricsBest Practices from the 2013-14 Academic Year CT2 Classes: 



MATH 3190: Introduction to Proof by Dr. Michael Burr

CU 2010: Sustainability Leadership by Ms. Jennifer Goree 


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

SOC 4600/6600: Race and Ethnicity by Dr. Brenda Vander Mey

Critical Thinking Bibliography compiled by Dr. Linda Nilson

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