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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

Jun
1
Wed
12:00 pm Mapping Across the Curriculum @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Mapping Across the Curriculum @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Jun 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Mapping Across the Curriculum @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Whether dealing with issues that require processing large amounts of data or struggling to make historical events more visceral by pinpointing them on locations that students walk by every day, simple mapping platforms can radically… more »
Jun
10
Fri
11:00 am What’s up with my students? Issu... @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence for Teaching & Learning
What’s up with my students? Issu... @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence for Teaching & Learning
Jun 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
What’s up with my students? Issues with Student Motivation. @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence for Teaching & Learning
Do you feel like your students aren’t motivated in class? We will discuss what to do to increase and evaluation student motivation and supply some examples of techniques to engage and motivate your students. Hosted… more »
Jun
13
Mon
1:30 pm NVivo 1: Getting Started
NVivo 1: Getting Started
Jun 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
When undertaking qualitative research, it doesn’t take long for things to get messy. You can quickly find yourself buried under interview transcripts, photographs, videos, memos, web sites, articles and other texts. Nvivo is a powerful… more »
Jun
14
Tue
12:00 pm Developing a Portfolio of Studen... @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Developing a Portfolio of Studen... @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Developing a Portfolio of Student Work @ CETL Learning Studio, Library South, Room 100 - Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
As faculty across the university develop digital assignments for their courses, we can more easily collect, curate, and showcase the best of our students’ work. This presentation will focus on developing online portfolios of student… more »

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