Faculty Development: 2002 Summer Workshop

2002 Bush Summer Teaching and Learning Workshop
"Critical Thinking"

Traditional, if often unarticulated, understandings of teaching have usually presumed that students are "empty vessels" whom professors are to fill. This approach suggests professors give students answers rather than guide them though a process through which they discover the answers.

This more traditional model may not be enough to make the classroom an exciting and educational space for both students and teachers. It also may fail to get at the heart of a liberal education, the ability to think critically.

The 2002 Bush Summer Teaching Workshop focused on teaching strategies that engage students in critical thinking. Guest speakers included Dr. Bruce R. Reichenbach; Roger Ochse, associate professor at Black Hills State University and author on critical thinking in the writing process; and Eugene Hermitte, associate professor at Johnson C. Smith University and nationally recognized presenter on the teaching of critical thinking.

Gustavus Adolphus Faculty Participants

Leila Brammer, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Kevin Byrne, Professor of History
Denis Crnkovic, Associate Professor of Russian Studies
Jon Grinnell, Assistant Professor of Biology
Anne-Marie Gronhovd, Associate Professor of French
Colleen Keen, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Geography
Jill Locke, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Mariangela Maguire, Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Gregory Mason, Professor of English
Paula Swiggum, Associate Professor of Nursing
Darren Walhof, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science
James Welsh, Associate Professor of Geology

Laura Behling, Assistant Professor of English
Patricia English, Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Michael Haeuser, College Archivist and Research Librarian
Bruce Johnson, , Associate Professor of Economics and Management
Paschal Kyoore, Associate Professor of French