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Excellence in Teaching: Fostering Critical Thinking

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The Teaching Committee of the Carroll School of Management wanted to pilot the use of video in exploring themes and modeling best practices around excellence in teaching. The prototype they created presents the theme of critical thinking. It features four Carroll School faculty members and the distinct approaches they take to fostering this skill in their students, with suggestions for using case studies, interactive lecturing, debates and structured discussions in class and online. The video is intended to be of interest for all instructors, and may be used as the focal point for discussion in events for junior faculty members.

The Teaching Committee worked with IDeS to plan the video, which includes studio interviews with the featured professors and footage from their class meetings recorded by Media Technology Services (MTS) staff.  MTS and IDeS collaborated on editing and production. 

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Carroll School of Management Teaching Excellence Committee

  • Jeffrey Cohen Professor, Ernst & Young Research Fellow Accounting
  • Robert Fichman Professor, Chairperson Information Systems
  • Judith Gordon Professor, Chairperson Management & Organization, Teaching Excellence Committee
  • Samuel Graves Professor, Chairperson Operations Management
  • Gerald Kane Associate Professor, Assistant Chairperson Information Systems
  • Darren Kisgen Associate Professor Finance
  • Peter Wilson Professor Joseph L. Sweeney Chair Accounting

Video Contributors: Faculty Members

  • Jeffrey Cohen Professor, Ernst & Young Research Fellow Accounting
  • Robert Fichman Professor, Chairperson Information Systems
  • Katherine Lemon Professor, The Accenture Professorship Marketing
  • Mohan Subramaniam Associate Professor Management & Organization

Video Contributors: Students

  • Kerry O'Reilly CSOM '13
  • Michael Scichili CSOM '13

Production: Videography   

  • Darren Herlihy Assistant Director Cable TV & Video Services, Media Technology Services

Graphic Design 

  • Gabriel LaRusso Instructional Web Producer IDeS

Editing Assistance   

  • Bryan Blakeley Graduate Web Assistant IDeS
  • Margaret Delory Student Employee IDeS
  • Sean Keeley Student Employee IDeS
  • Samsul Mahmood Student Employee IDeS
  • Tessa Myers Graduate Web Assistant IDeS

production Assistance   

  • Kara Eagan Student Employee IDeS
  • Joshua Li Student Employee IDeS
  • Katherine Wilkinson Student Employee IDeS

Project Managers

  • Sarah Castricum Instructional Designer IDeS  
  • Jeanne Po Associate Director IDeS