Student Success - Student Activities on Campus
Student Government and Phi Theta Kappa
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association's purpose is to create an atmosphere conducive to learning, to promote cooperative relations with each other and to provide the proper means of interaction with SPC administration and faculty. The association seeks to communicate student rights and responsibilities and to respond to student concerns. Representatives come from five campuses:
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
An internationally recognized honor society for two year college students whose goals are scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Membership requirements include: 3.25 GPA or higher, completion of 12 college-level credit hours at SPC, and payment of one time membership dues.
The purpose of PTK is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service-locally, regionally and nationally, and the cultivation of fellowship among students. PTK chapters can be found on the Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, Seminole, and St. Petersburg/Gibbs campuses.
Clubs with a Critical Thinking Bent
- Chess: Tarpon Springs and Clearwater campuses
- Downtown Delegates is group of students at the Downtown Center that meets monthly to discuss upcoming student activities, local volunteer opportunities, leadership development and more.
- Ethics: Seminole Campus
The Honors College
The mission of The Honors College is to provide an exemplary education and build an intellectual community that encourages creativity, deeper understanding, leadership qualities, and critical thinking skills for our most talented and motivated students. We believe in strength and necessity of outstanding undergraduate education and go above and beyond to support excellence, educational commitment, intellectual depth, and cultural awareness of our students.
To keep track of student organization events and activities, and to help meet the QEP Goals and Measures, please add your event to the Critical Thinking Programs/Events form. Also, to obtain feedback from students, please distribute the Critical Thinking Program/Event Student Survey handout, or announce to students to complete the survey online.
Date: October 8
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: Seminole Campus, Digitorium UP 160
Pre/Post Assessment Report
You will learn:
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver was the book selected for the 2009 SPC Reads/One Book, One College program. The author recounted her family's move to a rural town and how they strived to spend one year buying only food raised in their own community. It is a story about how even small alterations to our everyday habits can lead to an even greater benefit to our environment. This book presented many opportunities to integrate with subjects such as math, science, sustainability, and wellness, among others.
Check this book out from an SPC library, or download the audio version.
Critical Thinking activities related to this book were held on campuses college-wide.
Heather Disler, Librarian, led a discussion at Midtown on April 8, 9:30-11:30 a.m. The Hooker Tea Company served a couple of varieties of hot tea and their delicious homemade bread pudding.
SPC Downtown Center
Heather Disler, Librarian, led a discussion at the Downtown Center on Wednesday, April 7, 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Erin Senack, Communications instructor, led the discussion at the Downtown Center on Thursday, April 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
The Downtown afternoon and evening event featured food catered by Margaret Ann’s Catering. Margaret Ann served recipes from the book:
SPINACH LASAGNA (page 61)
Watch, Think, Discuss!
A One Book, One College event
Watch the preview:
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
This is the book chosen the SPC Reads/One Book, One College for 2008. Critical thinking activities related to the book were conducted on campuses.
- College-Wide - “Digiku” Contest (digital photo and accompanying haiku poem on the topic “wilderness”)
- Clearwater Campus - Panel Book Discussion, "Into the Wild" Display, Wilderness Event
- Downtown Center - Book Club and Round Table Event
- Seminole Campus - Book Discussion, Essay Contest, Moose Tracks Ice Cream Social
- SP/Gibbs - Book Discussion, Quad Events and Games, Movie Viewing
Resources for activity organizers:
- Tips on Leading a Book Discussion
- The Miniature Guide to Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools, particularly pages 3, 5, 10, 11, and 17
- St. Petersburg College Library Blog
Leadership Workshops "Critical Thinking" sponsored by the SP/Gibbs Student Government Association were held on 1/21, 2/4, and 3/25.
The Great Debate 2008
An interactive debate focusing on national campaign platforms presented by SPC Faculty, Student Organizations, and Student Activities.
Leadership Workshops "Critical Thinking" sponsored by the SP/Gibbs Student Government Association were held on 9/10, 10/15, and 11/5.