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Faculty Learning Community: Achieving Student Information Competence in the Classroom

description: This Faculty Learning Community will allow faculty and librarians to engage with one another to further explore the information competency of students.
amount: Each participant has available up to $500 to support his or her efforts, for example, purchase of hardware or software, travel to conferences, etc.
eligibility: Full-time and part-time faculty, staff, and librarians are eligible to apply.
selection: The FLC's facilitator will choose the FLC members.
submission: Please send an electronic copy of your application to CELTUA and one original application with your signature page via campus mail to CELTUA.
due date: Applications due May 20, 2011.

Purpose and Description

This Faculty Learning Community will allow faculty and librarians to engage with one another to further explore the information competency of students. Broadly speaking, information competency is the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information ethically. Information competency requires a broad set of skills that also encompasses critical thinking, searching proficiency, and information savvy.

Activities

Activities of this community will not only allow members to gain an overview of the meaning and implications of information competency, but also provide many opportunities for them to explore it in their own classes. Community readings and discussions will provide the framework for assessing information competency in the classroom and enhancing assignments to address student information competency gaps.

Members will meet approximately 6 times each semester to further explore information competency and activities in the classroom. The special focus for this year's community will be to build upon the work of previous communities, including student perception assessment in the classroom, best practices, large classes, and getting students started with research. Opportunities will also be available for members to share community work and education and information at professional conferences.

Current Members

2011-12

  • Jennifer Bulanda, Sociology & Gerontology
  • Martha Good, Political Science
  • Sally Harrison-Pepper, Western Program
  • Eric Resnis, University Libraries, Facilitator
  • Helen Sheumaker, American Studies
  • Mark Shores, Rentschler Library
  • George Vascik, History
  • Sandra Garner, American Studies
  • Sandra Johnson, Music
  • Jessica Long, University Libraries
  • Kimberly Tully, University Libraries

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