Critical Thinking & Assessment Workshop

Co-Sponsored by the Center for Catholic Studies and the Center for Faculty Development




Presenter: Richard Grallo, Metropolitan College, NYC

This two-session workshop 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 focus more on critical thinking, and the second on assessment. A light supper will be available after each session.

To register please RSVP by October 10 to



About the Presenter:

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.

Questions? Please contact the Center for Catholic Studies at (973) 275-2525 or at Should you require Disability Support Services, please call 973-313-6003 prior to the event.

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. For more information please visit

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 has also helped to establish the Toth/Lonergan Endowed Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies to bring exceptional scholars and outstanding contemporary thinkers to the university to encourage interdisciplinary dialogue and studies. 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 and The Lonergan Review. For more information about the Center for Catholic Studies please contact (973) 275-2525 or

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