The Center for Faculty Excellence

Beyond the Research Paper: Alternative Assignments and Easy Assessments for Information Literacy Outcomes

Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Time: 11:30 – 12:30 pm

Where: RT 401

Integrating well designed information literacy assignments into courses can develop students’ ability to recognize when information is needed and improve their ability to locate, retrieve, analyze, and effectively use information to accomplish specific tasks. As valuable as they are, research papers are not the only way for students to hone these essential information literacy skills.  Beyond the research paper there are a variety of creative assignments that seamlessly integrate information literacy and course learning outcomes into the curriculum without overburdening the instructor with stacks of research papers to grade.

During this workshop, the presenter will share best practices for developing effective assignments and assessments that address information literacy outcomes, and share examples participants can adapt to their course.  Participants are encouraged to bring their existing assignments that are in need of a make-over. Faculty who are teaching or considering teaching a general education course that designates information literacy as a learning objective as well as faculty interested in learning more about integrating information literacy into their courses are encouraged to attend.

Please join Ann Marie Smeraldi, Head, Library Teaching and Learning Services Michael Schwartz Library

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