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17th Annual Faculty Institute: What is Critical Thinking? Expanding Boundaries in Learning

The 17th Annual Faculty Institute will take place May 17th and 18th, 2018 on the Pleasantville Campus. This year’s Institute offers insights into critical thinking and how faculty can deepen critical analysis of the curricula. We will explore pedagogies for expanding critical thinking throughout the disciplines and offer strategies for helping students listen and thoughtfully consider others’ points of view, even when those opinions conflict with their own. We will examine how critical thinking can help faculty and students navigate the multiple and diverse world views heard in contemporary life. The Faculty Institute will also seek to explore how expanding the boundaries in the learning experience will improve learning outcomes and foster an enriched collaboration among faculty and our students. Motivating faculty and students to view the world both critically and with an open mind improves and expands learning goals within and outside of the classroom. More importantly, thinking critically about curricula enables faculty to provide a more student-centered, equitable education experience.