This workshop will provide participants an experiential learning opportunity using the Question Formulation Technique (QFT), including how to use it as a teaching strategy and guide individual research or problem-solving. The last part of the workshop will focus on how faculty may use QFT to support their scholarly research, as well as formulate and refine questions that guide programming and project goals. Andrew Minigan is a Co-PI for an NSF-funded project for developing a strategy for helping researchers, faculty in higher education, and students develop stronger research questions.
This workshop is open to all Union College faculty.
Andrew P. Minigan is the Right Question Institute’s (RQI) director of strategy for the Education Program. He is a co-principal investigator (Co-PI) on a National Science Foundation funded research grant to help researchers, including doctoral students and faculty in higher education, learn how to formulate better, more transformative research questions. He has facilitated learning experiences for faculty and doctoral students at Brandeis University, Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Mt. San Antonio College, Citrus College, and the University of Prince Edward Island. Hundreds of faculty and students from around the country have participated in his active learning experiences, including a recent webinar for the American Society for Engineering Education. Andrew has written on the importance of question formulation and its connection to curiosity for Education Week, Social Education, Educational Leadership, and PBS.