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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

Mar
20
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10:00 am Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mastering Online Teaching (Sprin... @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – May 5 @ 5:00 pm
Mastering Online Teaching (Spring 2017 – Atlanta Faculty) @ ONLINE via iCollege
Mastering Online Teaching is the first workshop in a series of workshops leading to the Certificate of Mastery in Online Teaching. This 7-week, online course is offered via iCollege and provides participants with the basic… more »
May
5
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11:00 am Getting Out What You Put into Si... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Getting Out What You Put into Si... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
May 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Getting Out What You Put into Signature Experience Courses: Strategies to… @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Signature Experience courses are high impact educational practices that make learning coming alive and provide real-world engagement with course content. This workshop helps instructors create or adapt Signature Experience courses, with emphasis on manageable workload… more »
May
12
Fri
8:30 am GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholar... @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholar... @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
May 12 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
GSU’s 2017 Conference on Scholarly Teaching: Merging Communities @ Georgia State University Student Center- Senate Salon
  On May 12, 2017, the Georgia State University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host a free, interdisciplinary Conference on Scholarly Teaching. GSU’s Conference on Scholarly Teaching focuses on pedagogical techniques, hybrid… more »
May
22
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10:00 am Documenting your teaching effect... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Documenting your teaching effect... @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Documenting your teaching effectiveness @ Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning
We are evaluated on our teaching but sometimes it is difficult to demonstrate your effectiveness as an instructor. This workshop will cover tips and strategies for documenting your impact as an instructor beyond the course… more »

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