Critical Thinking Framework

 Develop an intellectual foundation and philosophy by addressing past and present institutional administrative issues and cultural challenges in the reading by addressing. 1. Differentiating between fact and fiction. 2. Recognizing and evaluating author bias and rhetoric. 3. Determining accuracy and completeness of information. 4. Recognizing logical fallacies and faulty reasoning. 5. Comparing and contrasting points of view. 6. Making judgements and drawing logical conclusions. 7. Integrating and synthesizing information. 8. Must be APA style. The U. of Montana Has Lost More Students This Decade Than Any Other Flagship. What’s Going On? By Dan Bauman and Sarah Brown September 26, 2019 No public flagship has been hollowed out more in the last decade than the University of Montana at Missoula. On Tuesday the university released the results of its undergraduate census, reporting a headcount of 6,321 for the fall of 2019. Compare that with the count taken at the start of the decade, in 2011, when 10,567 undergraduates enrolled. Indeed, after eight years of back-to-back declines, Montana’s undergraduate class has decreased by more than 40 percent, according to figures released by the university. The numbers were first reported on Tuesday by the Montana Kaimin, the university’s student newspaper. Though the data are less recent than the numbers released this week, disclosures by America’s flagship universities to the U.S. Department of Education over the past decade illustrate just how severe the declines have been at the Montana flagship. From the fall of 2011 to the fall of 2017, the university shed nearly a third of its undergraduates, according to disclosures made to the Education Department. That 30-plus-percent decline dwarfed those seen at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and the University of Idaho, which had the second- and third-largest enrollment dips, respectively, but posted much smaller losses during the same period.