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2017-18 Critical Thinking Initiatives Grants Announced

The Office of Critical Thinking Initiatives has awarded 12 new grants to FSU faculty for the 2017-18 academic year. This year’s recipients are:

Discipline-Focused Grants

  • Joe Grzywacz – Family and Child Sciences
  • Kimberly Hunter – Chemical Engineering
  • Aline Kalbian – Religion
  • Tim Logan – Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Pam MacDill – Social Work
  • Michael Thrasher – Music Education

Faculty Fellows Grants

  • Susan Blessing – Physics
  • Alexander Coles – Geography
  • Gregory Harris – Family and Child Sciences
  • Marella Martinez – Biology
  • Milena Van Der Laat – Psychology
  • Mike Wallace – Professional Communication

According to Lynn Hogan, Director, “This year’s awards represent a major set forward in FSU’s efforts to highlight critical thinking in the classroom. With these awards, the University now has programs in the majority of colleges offering undergraduate degrees and on all three major campuses.”

The Critical Thinking Initiatives Grants are part of the institution’s plan to fulfill its Quality Enhancement Plan submitted to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.