ERIC Number: ED306888
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Thinking and Outcome Measures Program.
O'Neill, Paul J.
The Jackson State University Critical Thinking and Outcome Measures Program, whose academic focus is curriculum reform, is described in this report. The program guides students in developing the skills to think critically, to reason clearly, to express their thoughts cogently, to value open and thoughtful dialogue, and to be receptive to the free exchange of ideas. For black liberal arts students' junior and senior years, the program seeks to build advanced competencies of critical thinking, based on the basic competencies acquired in the freshman and sophomore years. Outcomes assessment evaluate attainment of the competencies. The program is a campus unit of the School of Liberal Arts, staffed by a faculty director, associate director, and a representative from each of the 12 academic departments. Supplemental instruction is offered in high-risk courses (those in which over 30% of students receive "D" or "F"). Academic counseling is available at a student resource center. An interdisciplinary, team-taught core course will be offered. A list of instructional goals and objectives, a program description and a brochure are appended. (KM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jackson State Univ., MS.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.