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Richard Grallo To Present 2-Session Workshop on "Critical Thinking and Assessment"  

Pews of the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception The Center for Catholic Studies, along with the Center for Faculty Development and the Core Curriculum, will be hosting a two-session workshop on "Critical Thinking and Assessment" at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17th and Tuesday, November 7th in the Regents Suite in Presidents Hall. Both workshops will be presented by Richard Grallo, professor of applied psychology at Metropolitan College in New York City.

These two workshops will root critical thinking and assessment in the general structure of human consciousness and its methodical unfolding. The aim is to link these core competencies of the contemporary university to other dimensions of consciousness: aesthetic, practical-ethical, contemplative, etc. The first session will be focusing more on critical thinking, and the second on assessment.

A light supper will be served following each session. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by October 10th for one or both sessions to, or call (973) 275-2525.

All are welcome!

About Richard Grallo
Richard Grallo is currently professor of applied psychology at the Aubrey Cohen School for Human Services and Education at Metropolitan College in New York. He is also Coordinator and Special Advisor to the President for Academic Outcomes Assessment. His current research interests include problem-solving, decision-making, self-regulation of learning and the application of mathematical models to social science problems.

About The Center For Faculty Development 
The Seton Hall University Center for Faculty Development provides services and programs that meet the needs of faculty in the areas of teaching, service, and scholarship over the course of their career at the university. In addition to supporting existing programs offered by departments and schools/colleges, it offers complementary resources and workshops in such areas as scholarly writing, instructional best practices, and work/life balance.

About The Department Of The Core
Seton Hall University's Core Curriculum is an approach to general education that encourages students to become thinking, caring, communicative and ethically responsible leaders with a commitment to service. The Core Curriculum consists of six common courses, as well as the systematic development of five academic proficiencies through the study of the liberal arts and sciences.

About The Center For Catholic Studies
Founded at Seton Hall University in 1997, The Center for Catholic Studies is dedicated to fostering a dialogue between the Catholic intellectual tradition and all areas of study and contemporary culture, through scholarly research and publications and ongoing programs for faculty, students, and the general public. In 2001, the Center conducted the annual faculty summer seminar, "The Core of the Core," which originated the present University Core Curriculum. The Center also developed the undergraduate degree program in Catholic Studies with its major, minor and certificate, which in 2012 became the Department of Catholic Studies. The Center continues to support the Department with scholarship aid and its ongoing program of co-curricular activities.

Focusing on the central role of the faculty, the Center is the sponsor of regular Faculty Development programs, including lectures, seminars and retreats. The Center also administers two national faculty development programs: Collegium: A Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life, and The Lilly Fellows Program.

The Center maintains a global focus in international scholarship and is the home of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture, as well as the Bernard J. Lonergan Institute. The Institutes offer opportunities for study and research, as well as ongoing programs related to faith and culture. In addition, the Micah Institute for Business and Economics concentrates on communicating Catholic Social Teaching and ethics to business education at Seton Hall and the wider business community. The Center also publishes the prestigious Chesterton Review, The Lonergan Review.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Erica Naumann
  • (973) 275-2407
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