As I have been working on the ThinkAchieve Quality Assessment Plan, I have pondered long on if I even think that I know how to think critically. If so, how is that exhibited? Can my students “see” it? Can I explain how I “do” it? How do faculty express their critical thinking skills? See http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/12/22/essay-whether-writing-instructors-need-assess-themselves for a perspective on this… What would happen if we took our own tests?
Interesting article on what students see as the most important characteristics of faculty…. See http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/philosophy-of-teaching/what-students-want-characteristics-of-effective-teachers-from-the-students-perspective/?c=FF2 The full paper is online at http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/handouts/28251_10H.pdf (Student Perceptions of Effective Teaching in Higher Education). Number one on the list? Respect! And read the full report to see what students mean by that term…..