Wednesday, November 4, 2009

SEEK to Be Challenged

Complex thinking is being implemented in Vol State classes with the SEEK (Solutions in Enriched Experiences and Knowledge) program.

Recently, Vol State had a challenge for students as well as faculty and staff to introduce this new program of critical thinking techniques. Lita Miller is the student winner. “The reason I liked the SEEK challenge is because I like to push myself. That’s the reason I have a 4.0. I had a blast! I got to run all over campus finding the missing numbers for the last challenge,” said Miller.

Miller was the overall student winner as she won three of the challenges. She won fifteen free meals to use at the campus cafeteria. First Choice Foods was the sponsor and Paul Fields presented the prizes.

Keith Bell, Associate Professor of Geography and Holly Nimmo Office Supervisor in the PR office, won for the faculty and staff. They each received five free meals in the cafeteria.

“We had a wide variety of students to play. We had online students, students from the Livingston campus, and dual enrollment,” said Laura Black, Assistant Professor of English/Director of the Language Center.

“We began SEEK as a part of the reaccreditation for SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools). We decided to focus on critical thinking and problem solving skills. We will be working on critical thinking for the next five years,” Black said. Black said that three courses are running pilot courses, and include English 1010, Math 1530, and Psychology 101.

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