| Students will demonstrate their ability to:
- Better understand the Internet as a tool for communication
- Understand and apply the steps in the research process
- Develop a focused research topic
- Identify the appropriate types and formats of information
for academic research
- Find and access information by effectively using catalogs,
databases and search engines
- Use information resources effectively and ethically
- Critically evaluate information sources
- Document information sources
|Students that feel they know all of the material
taught in the courses
suggested to meet this requirement, may select to take an
exam instead of a course.
The exams are written by the library faculty with input from
the TBE Department. The exams are administered by the TBE Department.
The exam is given in two parts. The first part is a multiple
choice exam, and the second part is an authentic exam. Both
parts of the exam address the priority outcomes and enable students
to demonstrate their abilities to use multiple tools,
services and collections. Students are required in the exam
to identify, find, effectively use, evaluate and document resources
appropriate for academic research.
Exam questions and activities are drawn from the Libsci 1704
and 2201 course curricula.
Students must achieve 73% correct answers/points on the exam
Students are asked to comment (anonymously) on the exam and
these comments are used to continually improve the exam.
Enrollment data and pass/fail information is collected for
each semester . This data is analyzed and published
annually in the instruction
team annual report.
Faculty will use data and comments to continually improve student
learning and teaching methods.