T2I Glossary of Terms

Assessment Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the QEP Committee with the purpose of developing a comprehensive assessment plan for the Quality Enhancement Plan

Critical Thinking

Disciplined thinking that is clear, rational, open-minded, systematic, and informed by evidence.


A dyad of faculty from diverse disciplines who host a Fellowship of Philosophers for the sake of modeling critical thought for and among a specified diverse group of students.

Faculty and Staff Development Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the QEP Committee with the purpose of training and edifying faculty and staff to teach and participate in critical thinking, within and outside of the classroom.

Fellowship of Philosophers

A discipleship/mentorship group hosted by two Faculty-fellows wherein a diverse representation of five to seven students meet monthly over dinner and monthly on campus to address relevant topics of the day through critically thought out conversation.


To act with humility and in charitable consideration of those with whom one is interacting, remembering the reality of the Imago-Dei (Genesis 1:26) of all people regardless of personal agreement or disagreement.


Redemptive influence, as the Christ-centered perspective understands there has been a mandate given from Jesus Christ to the Christian (John 14:12-14; John 20:21) to be one which brings truth (1 Timothy 2:1-4), restoration (Romans 8:18-30; Acts 3:19-21), freedom (Isaiah 42:6-7), and hope for all of creation (Acts 1:7-8).

Marketing Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the QEP Committee with the purpose of ensuring the QEP is well promoted and understood among students, as well as faculty and staff.

Technology Subcommittee

A subcommittee of the QEP Committee with the purpose of identifying and implementing the use of technology to promote and support QEP CT across all instructional sites, for all students, faculty, and staff.

The World

Humanity and the environment, as all are a part of Creation (Genesis 1-2).

QEP Committee

The diverse team assigned the task of developing, writing, and implementing the QEP.

Wandering Philosopher

Student employees with outgoing and caring personalities that are trained to engage the student body, as well as faculty and staff, in critical thinking by posing questions (i.e. (1) Who are we?; (2) Where are we? (3) What is wrong? (4) What is the solution? And (5) What time is it?) and engaging others in lively, good-natured conversation, which may include debate

T2I Critical Thinking Rubric Glossary

Disciplined thinking

Controlled thought that demonstrates elements defined below:

  • Clear — Expression of ideas in a straight-forward and simple manner.
  • Rational — Thought that clearly demonstrates cognitive reasoning to come to a logical conclusion.
  • Open-minded — A genuine critical openness to the ideas and beliefs of others.
  • Systematic — Organized thought that follows a logical plan to investigate or explain an idea.
  • Evidence — Quantitative and qualitative information that is supported by direct observation and empirical sources.