We invite you to help design and implement Inquiry ARC into new or existing courses and learning experiences for the next academic year. Future calls will be pending for opportunities in coming academic years.
Participating educators will be expected to revise their courses or learning experiences to accommodate Inquiry ARC pedagogies and to help students think critically. Educators will also be expected to attend professional development workshops before involving students in the Inquiry ARC learning experience and faculty will be further asked to participate in program assessment.
Your acceptance into the program signals your willingness to...
- include learning objectives on critical thinking in your class or experience;
- include one or more inquire-apply-reflect-communicate experience(s) in your class;
- attend each of the professional development sessions (see specific calls for dates)
Faculty will be asked to participate in program assessment that includes a report on two in-course assessments, one on your use of critical thinking pedagogy and one on student demonstration of critical thinking through an imbedded pre-post assessment exercise you design. Please see our assessment page for more details on assessment expectations.
Co-Curricular Inquiry ARC Experiences
The deadline for current experience proposals is 28 February 2014.
Examples of co-curricular Student Learning Experiences might include residence halls, athletics, centers affiliated with the university, and non-academic departments and programs, anywhere where students might benefit from developing their critical thinking outside for-credit classes. Staff members must have approval from their supervisors to participate if they are teaching during regular work hours. Spring 2014 professional development activities include an April 29 reading circle (3:00-5:00PM), all-day workshops Thursday May 8 and Friday May 9 (breakfast and lunch included). Participants will be asked to meet twice during the fall semester.
Classroom Inquiry ARC Experiences
The deadline for classroom proposals is 28 February 2014
Faculty and staff are invited to submit proposals for classes. First-time faculty participants will be compensated $1000 for participation in the professional development workshops, assessment, and ongoing reflection and evaluation of semester or term courses. Second-time participants will be compensated $250 for their work. Grants and travel funds are also available, as well as additional support for your classes during the semester. Our AY 2014-15 professional development activities include an April 29 reading circle (3:00-5:00PM), all-day workshops Thursday May 8 and Friday May 9 (breakfast and lunch included). The group will decide any additional shorter sessions as well as fall semester meeting times.