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💡 Critical Thinking Grants

Grants in this category are no longer available. This page serves as reference to past recipients.
 

2012 – 2013 Grant Recipients

   Lynn Grinnell, Immersive Experiential Learning in Sustainability Lab
 

2011 – 2012 Grant Recipients

Four critical thinking projects are being funded through CETL’s Critical Thinking Grants. Announcements about this opportunity went out to faculty in January, and the deadline to submit was mid-March. Not all applications were funded, but the CETL Critical Thinking Grants Selection Committee worked hard to select those with the greatest potential to improve our students’ critical thinking. “Working in partnership with CETL to provide this opportunity demonstrates SPC’s commitment to critical thinking,” said Janice Thiel, Director of SPC’s critical thinking initiative. Congratulations to the following faculty and staff:
 

  1. Joseph L. Smith, Critical Thinking Research Project – St. Petersburg College Southeastern Public Safety Institute (SEPSI) Law Enforcement

    Abstract: This project is the presentation (verbally and written) of a culmination of research utilizing the problem solving framework Scanning, Analysis, Response, and Assessment (SARA) or the Safety, Ethics, Community, Understanding, Response, and Evaluation (SECURE) problem solving model. The projects emphasize methods using either of these models to incorporate critical thinking skills to control or prevent crime. The outcome of the research and presentations gives the law enforcement recruits, at the end of their training, a practical understanding of incorporating critical thinking into a problem solving model to solve law enforcement issues.

  2. Julia Rawa-White and Nadia Yevstigneyeva, Twenty-First Century Digital Interdisciplinarity (META Project)

    Abstract: Digital Interdisciplinarity (IDSDHC – IDS Digital Humanities Commons) shall fund two (2) related missions to advance QEP and CETL goals. IDSDHC shall consider strategies from Huber & Hutchings’s Integrative Learning (2004) and Smith & McCann’s Reinventing Ourselves: Interdisciplinary Education, Collaborative Learning, and Experimentation in Higher Education (2000) to create a DIGITAL IDS COMMONS for faculty and students. IDSDHC shall also deliver student action research and publication symposia at multiple campuses. These shall enhance student engagement, the student experience, and academic excellence. Digital Interdisciplinarity shall be applicable to multiple disciplines, shall incorporate assessment, and shall be sustained beyond the grant period. IDSDHC shall create campus and collegiate learning communities focused on the study-implementation of interdisciplinary (IDS) strategies in the classroom, on the page, and online.

  3. Patricia Smith, Sheree Greer, and Lynn Carpenter, What was I Thinking?

    Abstract: “What Was I Thinking” is a workshop that addresses the importance of goal-setting and helps students identify, challenge, and re-imagine the behaviors, attitudes, and activities essential to not only becoming better students, but upholding the indispensable element of student success: finishing what is started. The workshop promotes critical thinking as a concept but also as a skill-set that includes research, information evaluation, and life-planning. “What Was I Thinking” assists students with implementing critical thinking skills and practically applying them to their goals throughout their collegiate and professional careers.

  4. Jennifer Haber, Writing a Research Paper in Six Modules

    Abstract: This project would contain six modules to be included in any class where a research paper is required. The modules would include finding a topic, understanding the library and finding credible sources, understanding MLA and APA format, writing an outline, completing a draft and getting feedback, and writing a final paper.