March 23, 2015
The final decision to be made before the end of this term is to decide which courses will be included for the Information Literacy AIM pilot in the fall of 2015. Here is what the team has already suggested.
We will meet one more time in April to finalize the course selection.
March 23, 2015
The Information Literacy team has agreed on the following draft statement, which will be taken to the Faculty Senate Council this afternoon:
To be information literate, students will develop the skills to locate the best information available to satisfy their research needs, to critically evaluate information they gather, and to use the information collected in responsible ways.
*The team also agreed the name of the ISLO should change from Information Technology to Information Literacy.
The original Information Technology statement was:
Students must develop the ability to know when there is a need for information, and identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.
Students must become facile in using a variety of information resources and technologies, developing, not only competence in using current technologies but a basic understanding of the nature and purpose of those technologies that will enable them to transfer their understanding to newly developing information technologies.
February 2, 2015
Team leaders, Brittany Richardson and Sarah Page, have provided the following links related to information literacy to inform our discussion on February 2, 2015.
This page provides a simple breakdown of what information literacy is and why it is important. ACRL is not the only organization defining this concept, but their definition mirrors the language of our current ISLO.
This is a very basic infographic Brittany created for a class a while back to explain information literacy to students. It highlights the five standards of information literacy according to ACRL and basic applications of each one. These are not the only IL standards to consider, but they reflect many aspects of our current draft rubric.
The full ACRL Information Literacy standards and outcomes go into much greater detail and can be found here: