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Ambassadors

Critical Thinking through Writing (CTW) Ambassadors are faculty leaders chosen by department chairs to represent their respective degree majors for the implementation of CTW Initiative.

In the 2010/2011 AY, the CTW initiative funded 59 CTW Ambassadors, at least one ambassador from every department, at a rate of $2,500 per year, for a total of $147,500.

In cases where a department was particularly large or diverse as to require additional support, departments could appoint more than one CTW Ambassador.

The following are the Ambassador’s roles and responsibilities:

  • Attend University-level Workshops offered by CTW coordinators
  • With input of department and or chair, identify courses to be designated CTW and assure that CTW component of course is identified in all syllabi and in the CTW assignments
  • If assigned by department chair, submit course materials for CTW approval through the General Education Sub-committee approval process
  • With input & consultation with department chair, identify instructors teaching CTW courses
  • With input from dept and or chair, develop an assessment and reporting plan for CTW initiative
  • With input from department and/or chair, assure that a person responsible for assessment of CTW is identified
  • With input from department and/or chair, prepare faculty for CTW instruction and assessment
  • Assure that department plan specifies how the CTW component will be assessed and reported
  • With input from chair, assure that the courses are taught  regularly and appropriately staffed
  • Assure that the faculty assess the CTW courses and develop an action plan
  • Provide feedback to the University regarding the practice of CTW in department/majors.
  • Prepare annual CTW report (including the requested assessment information) and submit it to General Education Sub-committee (now the Undergraduate Assessment Committee or UAC). In some departments this assessment report may be prepared by the assessment coordinator for that department and not by the CTW Ambassador.

Upcoming Events

Jul
28
Thu
2:00 pm Active Learning Strategies @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Active Learning Strategies @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Active Learning Strategies @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning |  |  |
A classroom focused on active learning encourages students to take part in their own education. Students often engage in “hands-on” activities and focus on developing the skills of the discipline. This session will present a… more »
Aug
4
Thu
2:00 pm Meeting the Diverse Needs of Our... @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Meeting the Diverse Needs of Our... @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Meeting the Diverse Needs of Our Students @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning |  |  |
Georgia State has one of the most diverse student populations in the nation. Our students come to the classroom with a wide range of abilities, skills, life experiences, and educational backgrounds. This session will focus… more »
Aug
8
Mon
12:00 pm Preparing for the First Day of C... @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Preparing for the First Day of C... @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Aug 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Preparing for the First Day of Class @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning |  |  |
This session is for new or relatively new teachers. We will discuss syllabus design, assignment construction, and setting the stage for a successful semester. Sample materials will be available for consideration, and participants are encouraged… more »

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