WSCC board approves sabbatical
Monday, February 18, 2013
West Shore Community College Psychology Professor Geoff Kramer was granted a sabbatical for the fall semester 2013 in order to collect information and methods concerning best practices in teaching and assessing broad critical thinking skills and then to implement what is learned from WSCC staff and research at WSCC.
Kramer sees the endeavor as one that will help lay the groundwork for an institutional assessment of critical thinking, scheduled to begin at WSCC in 2104. It could also result in a multi-disciplinary critical thinking course to be offered during 2014 winter semester.
WSCC Trustee Mike Ennis, a member of the committee that reviewed the application, praised the concept at the board meeting Monday afternoon.
“One of the most important things we can teach students is to be critical thinkers. I think it’s a great project,” Ennis said in recommending the one-semester sabbatical be approved which it was unanimously with trustees Bruce Smith and Richard Wilson absent.
The board also heard reports on enrollment and an information technology plan. See those stories and more on Kramer's sabbatical in Tuesday's Ludington Daily News.