Year 1 (2014-2015)
• Incoming students (Cohort 1) and graduating students will be administered the California Critical Thinking Dispositions Inventory (CCTDI), the California Critical Thinking Skills Test (CCTST), the Curiosity Exploration Inventory (CEI-II), the Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills (SAILS), and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).
• The ETS Proficiency Profile will be administered to first-year students and to students who have achieved junior-class standing (61 credit hours).
• Critical Thinking and Intellectual Curiosity Unit in JUD 101: Foundations for Success will be launched.
• Selection and development of CT courses in each major on campus will begin.
• Collection of critical thinking resources for campus-wide use will continue.
• Faculty professional training workshops will be held at the Faculty-Staff Institute (August 2014), Institutional Effectiveness Day (October 2014), and Institutional Effectiveness Day (February 2015).
• QEP Director and other QEP Advisory Committee members will seek out conferences and workshops on critical thinking that they can attend, so that they can return to campus ready to train the faculty in the best practices they learned.
• Critical Thinking Best Practices Workshops will be conducted throughout the academic year at academic division meetings and as open workshops.
• Faculty will receive personal copies of John C. Bean’s Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. (2nd edition). The book will be integrated into the faculty professional development sessions.
• e-Portfolio electronic management system will be selected.
• QEP Director will organize CT Events.
• Implementation of QEP promotion plan will continue.
• QEP website development will continue.
• QEP assessment for 2014-2015 will be completed.
• Review and adjustment of QEP process will be performed.