|Critical Thinking Course Guidelines|
Guidelines for Approval of Critical Thinking Courses
by the Academic Policies Committee
Approved by Faculty Association 2/18/2004
1. Content should emphasize one or more of the critical thinking themes included in the 2003 Bush grant (analysis, evaluation and inference.)
2. Assessment should include
a. Assessment of students (the development of their critical thinking skills their understanding of what is meant by critical thinking.
b. Assessment of the course.
c. Use of the rubric form and standards from the Bush 2003 grant is encouraged. Each faculty member teaching a critical thinking course is asked to submit an evaluation report to the Faculty Development Committee at the end of the academic year in which the course is offered.
3. Evidence that the instructor is qualified in the teaching of critical thinking through training opportunities or other avenues.
4. The process as well as the content of critical thinking needs to be conveyed to students.
If a course is once approved, offered and evaluated, subsequent offerings of the course do not require new approval if there is no major change in syllabus or course instructor