Per Faculty Senate Recommendation SR-08-09-36R, all instructors (full-time, adjunct/part-time, TA) scheduled to teach a course that carries the “CT” (critical thinking) designation must complete a CT Faculty Development Workshop in advance of teaching the course. (Note: Faculty members who have completed the FYS Faculty Development Institute are approved to teach CT courses; no further training is necessary.)

The CTL Faculty Development Office offers one face-to-face workshop and one online workshop per semester. In these workshops, participants learn about the criteria for CT courses and revise a course they will teach as CT in the future. Our next workshop is scheduled for October 18, 2014 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. We also have an online workshop scheduled for January 5-11, 2014. Faculty who have not previously completed the workshop and are teaching a CT course in the spring semester (2015) will need to complete one of these two workshops. To register, fill out the form below.



FALL 2014: Face-to-Face

Please note that the October 18, 2014 workshop is full. Please contact Karen McComas ( if you wish to be added to the waiting list. We will contact you if there are cancellations. In the meantime, if you need the workshop to teach a CT course in the spring, please register for the January online offering.

October 18, 2014 (Saturday)
8am-4pm    Old Main 109
Spring 2015: Online January 5-11, 2014
7-day session
1 hour online activity/day