The problem solver/thinker/decision maker fosters intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and respect for other viewpoints. This facilitator is guided by belief systems reflective of philosophical and historical knowledge of teaching and learning, knows subject matter in depth, can engage in the pursuit of new knowledge in the field, and can use a variety of methods including technological innovations. The problem solver/critical thinker/decision maker can analyze educational problems and develop solutions, can teach by inquiry, and can help students enhance their knowledge of the subject through problem solving.
Commitment to Technology
The Unit’s commitment to technology is demonstrated through course experiences and assessments requiring the use of technology to collect, organize, analyze and present information. The Unit faculty is committed to the effective use of educational and informational technology. This is evidenced in a variety of ways: online, interactive televised, WebCT based, and internet based classes; classroom assignments; electronic communication between faculty and candidates; the use of electronic portfolios; and research assignments.