Foundation for Critical Thinking

A treasure trove of resources on teaching critical thinking.

AA&CU VALUE Rubric on Critical Thinking

Enter your email address to access rubrics that help define and assess critical thinking, creative thinking, teamwork, oral communication, and other essential learning outcomes.

The Holistic Critical Thinking Scoring Rubric - A Tool for Developing and Evaluating Critical Thinking

This succinct holistic rubric is backed by research also available on this website.

Critical and Creative Thinking Rubric - Washington State University

The links at the bottom of the page are useful, too.



From University of Nebraska, Kearney, a compendium of critical thinking teaching resources .

Osborne, J. Arguing to Learn in Science: The Role of Collaborative, Critical Discourse. Science, Vol 328, 23 April 2010, p. 463.



Critical Thinking:  Designing Instructional Strategies to Promote Critical Thought Webinar Series
Part One: Introduction to Foundational Critical Thinking Concepts and Principles
Wednesday, September 29, 1-3pm, KC 1142
Part Two: Question Generating Concepts
Tuesday, October 5, 1-3pm, KC 1142
Part Three: Focus on Instructional Strategies that Promote Critical Thought
Tuesday, October 12, 1-3pm, KC 1142

Descriptions of these webinars can be found on the Seminar Page. If you would like to view the webinar after it is held, please contact and we will send you a link that is valid until October, 2011.


COMING SOON: Critical Thinking Faculty Learning Communities

Can't wait for the announcement to be posted? Contact Christine at


Fall 2010 Conference on Teaching & Learning: Cultivating Critical Thinking

Find session presentations and handouts on this site.

General Education Program

Critical thinking is an essential component of the general education program.


Do you have resources for teaching critical thinking that you would like to share?

Send them to us and we will add them here.

Page last modified January 26, 2012