Twelve faculty development sessions were identified and directly correlated to the twelve critical thinking skills identified in the student learning outcomes. This close alignment provides a strategic approach to the development and implementation of curriculum and instructional strategies that were useful in conducting a systematic evaluation and modification of QEP outcomes. Session titles aligned with the CAT skills and are presented in a sequence that supports the implementation strategy identified by the QEP committee. Content was developed collaboratively by the QEP Director with external consultants. External consultants were identified from several sources including the Foundation for Critical Thinking Skills, Tennessee Tech, Region IV Education Service Center-Texas Education Agency, Rice University, University of Houston and Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.
The faculty educational components of the Quality Enhancement Plan includes targeted faculty development sessions and a faculty resource center. This center was designed to provide the faculty personalized support in curriculum development and instructional activities to support critical thinking skills.
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