- Thiel Fellowships pay young people $100,000 over two years to forgo college and to plunge into real-world projects.
- The Thiel Fellowship (originally named “20 under 20”) is a fellowship created by Peter Thiel through the Thiel Foundation.
- Thiel Fellowships consist of separate grants of $100,000 to 20 people under 20 years old, so that they can leave the classroom and pursue other innovative work, which could involve scientific research, creating a startup, or working on a social movement.
- In addition to the financial support, Thiel Fellows are mentored by hundreds of highly accomplished entrepreneurs, scientists, investors, thinkers, and innovators of the Thiel Network.
- Take the pain out of grading and personalize instruction.
- Parul Singh
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- Teachers spend one-third of their time grading. We aim to change that. We know that less time on grading means more time with students.
- An app for teachers to grade student papers and track the results.
- Gradeable is a ground-breaking mobile education assistant. We empower teachers with time and insight and enable practices that increase test scores by as much as 29%.
- Our solution provides an easy workflow for scanning assessments with a mobile phone. By increasing available data, we deliver actionable recommendations for improving comprehension and powerful analytics to measure progress against standards-based goals.
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CAT (Critical Analytical Thinking) seminar
GEN 202: Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT)
- The Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT) course provides a setting for students to further develop and hone the skills needed to analyze complex issues and make forceful and well-grounded arguments. In 16-18 person sections, you will analyze, write about, and debate a set of topics that encompass the types of problems managers must confront. In doing this CAT will enhance your ability to identify critical questions when exploring challenging business issues. The emphasis will be on developing reasoned positions and making sound and compelling arguments that support those positions.
- Stanford University – Graduate School of Business (2007)
- We help you understand what makes a strong, logical argument. Here, you practice different ways of thinking and hone your oral and written communication of analysis. You learn persuasion and criticism.
- Every MBA student takes the Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT) seminar, which focuses exclusively on building these skills. CAT transcends any discipline or function of management. CATenhances your ability to identify critical questions when exploring a new business issue, to parse issues, to develop reasoned positions, and to make compelling arguments.
- Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT) addresses issues that transcend any single discipline or function of management. In 16-person sections, you will analyze, write about, and debate fundamental issues, questions, and phenomena that arise in many forms in management. CAT will enhance your ability to identify critical questions when exploring a new business issue, to parse issues, to develop reasoned positions, and to make compelling arguments.
- The main points are to get students to understand what makes for a strong, logical argument (within a complex, sometimes ambiguous situation); to articulate these arguments orally and in writing; and to defend them logically. As part of the process the students also learn to analyze others’ arguments and to see points in common and in difference with them. Several of the CAT topics challenge the students’ notions of what principled leadership means. Real-life managerial decision-making requires choices among difficult alternatives.