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The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides academic support for teaching and learning excellence at UCM.  The CTL offers many new development opportunities for faculty and administrators geared toward pedagogical advancement and educational innovation, as well as needed information and training on policies that affect them on a daily basis. The scholarship of teaching and learning at UCM is supported through various activities, events and resources furthering lifelong learning for faculty and staff. In addition, faculty have opportunities to apply for funding to support travel to conferences, new multimedia equipment for classrooms, release time for research projects, and on campus speakers. The CTL offices are located in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library, room 1340. For additional information, please call Patti Morrison at 660-543-8528 or email her at morrison@ucmo.edu.

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Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical Points, by Linda B. Nilson, Phd.
".... Research tells us that our students learn critical thinking only after we receive training in how to teach it and design our courses explicitly and intentionally to foster critical thinking skills (Abrami, Bernard, Borokhovski, Wade, Surkes, Tamim, & Zhang, 2008)."
Three Reasons Higher Education Should Prepare for Re-Gen-Eduventures, By Kim Reid, Principal Analyst
"Re-Gen... is a generation that is substantially formed by the great recession, accelerating climate change, and completely native use of technology. At EM Day, we discussed how the mental models of Re-Gen are likely to play out in higher education; here are the top three highlights of our discussion."