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September 16, 2010

What does being a critical thinker have to do with success in college, and beyond? In this three-week introduction to critical thinking, you will explore with a group of other students what your professors mean when they ask you to think critically. You'll meet with a small cohort of students twice a week for three weeks, and discuss what it means to move from being a consumer of information to a producer of knowledge.

Skills to get ahead

Have you ever wondered what it meant when a professor asked you to think critically about a certain topic? This year, The Institute of Learning and Teaching, or TILT, is unveiling its newest addition, The Academy for Critical Thinking.

TILT's Learning Programs are designed to enhance the educational experience of students at Colorado State University by enhancing academic skills, supporting work in courses, and preparing students for life after graduation.

How ACT works

The ACT program is a set of discussion-based workshops designed to help you think critically and discuss what it means to move from being a consumer of information to a producer of knowledge. You will learn how to successfully analyze and evaluate issues through the context of debates and discussions of current events and to better understand diverse viewpoints.

Through this process, you will come to understand why critical thinking is essential to being a better student, a creative thinker and an innovator who can make a difference in today’s world.

At the end of the three week session, you will also receive a Certificate from TILT’s Academy for Critical Thinking.

Available sessions

  • Session A (Life Science Focus) Mondays & Wednesdays 6-6:50 p.m., 9/27-10/13
  • Session B Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30-5:20 p.m., 9/28-10/14
  • Session C Mondays & Wednesdays 5-5:50 p.m., 10/18-11/3
  • Session D Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6:20 p.m., 10/19-11/4
  • Session E Mondays & Wednesdays 3:00-3:50 p.m., 11/8-12/1 (skip week of 11/22, Fall Break)
  • Session F (Life Science Focus) Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30-4:20 p.m., 11/9-12/2 (skip week of 11/23, Fall Break)

Registration for workshops is open now. Space is limited!

Questions? Contact Heather Landers.


Contact: Heather Landers
E-mail: heather.landers@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-1324