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QEP Events Spring 2021

QEP Speaker Series on Critical Thinking in the Disciplines

    Arts (Talk: March 10th from 4:30-6:00)

    Rick Davis, Ph.D.

    Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts

    Professor of Theatre

    George Mason University

    Talk title: “Everyone’s a Critic(al Thinker): Bringing Artistic Practice to the Gen Ed Classroom”

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    **Dr. Davis previously served as Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education at Mason, where he focused on improving general education at the university, and as Artistic Director for the award-winning Theatre of the First Amendment in Washington, D.C.

    Humanities (Talk: March 9th from 4:30-6:00)

    Elizabeth Lehfeldt, Ph.D.

    Dean of the Mandel Honors College

    Mandel Professor of Humanities

    Cleveland State University

    Talk title: “If Everyone Does It, How Do We Do It Differently?: Critical Thinking in the Humanities Classroom”

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    **Dr. Lehfeldt is also past Vice President of the Teaching division of the American Historical Association.

    Math (Talk: March 12th from 11-12:30)

    Oscar Fernandez, Ph.D.

    Class of 1966 Associate Professor of Mathematics

    Wellesley College

    Talk Title: “Is the Earth Flat? Why and How to Teach Critical Thinking in Mathematics and STEM”

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    **Dr. Fernandez is also the Faculty Director of their teaching center and the Faculty Director of their Andrew W. Mellon Grant for Evidence-Based Teaching Innovations. He has also written Everyday Calculus (Princeton UP), The Calculus of Happiness (Princeton UP), and Calculus Simplified (Princeton UP).

    Social Sciences (Talk: March 5th from 4:00-5:30)

    Stephen Chew, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology

    Samford University

    Talk Title: “What Cognitive Research Says (and Doesn’t Say) about Creating Critical Thinkers”

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    **Dr. Chew has been honored as both U.S. Professor of the Year and the Alabama Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and he has won both the Robert S. Daniel Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Psychological Association and the Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award from the American Psychology Foundation. Finally, he is a Fellow of the Teaching Division of the APA as well.

    STEM (CTalk: March 4th from 3:00-4:30)

    Dr. Kimberly Tanner

    Professor of Biology

    San Francisco State University

    Talk Title: “Assessing How Individuals Organize Disciplinary Knowledge – Card Sorting, Superheroes, and Moving Towards Measuring Expertise among Undergraduates”

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    **Dr. Tanner is a renowned researcher of science education and is one of the most highly sought-after speakers in the country on evidence-based STEM teaching.


    QEP Events Fall 2019


    Day-long event – Faculty Approaches to Critical Thinking (FACT) Institute
    with Peter Facione and Carol Gittens

    Thursday 15 August, Jackson Avenue Center, 8:00am – 4:00pm


    Workshop Luncheon – Enhancing Our Students’ Critical Thinking Skills:

    What the Research Shows and How to Apply It to Our Classrooms with Josh Eyler

    Thursday 5 September, Student Union Ballroom, 11:45 – 1:00


    Luncheon – QEP Funding Opportunities for Faculty,

    Graduate Students, and Staff with Josh Eyler

    Wednesday 11 September, Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom, 11:45 – 1:00


    Workshop Luncheon – Designing Courses for Critical Thinking,

    Part I: Learning Goals and Course Structure with Josh Eyler

    Tuesday 8 October, Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom, 11:45 – 1:00


    Workshop Luncheon – Designing Courses for Critical Thinking,

    Part II: Activities and Assignments with Josh Eyler

    Wednesday 6 November, Inn at Ole Miss Ballroom, 11:45 – 1:00