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Information Literacy Program HU1115 Assessment Plan

(Draft November 30, 2006 )

Priority Outcomes  How Assessed 
(measures and criteria)
(data and reports)

Students will be able to:

1.Gain significant knowledge of content within the Humanities in order to learn about its unifying themes and diverse perspectives 

2. Successfully use Web resources to find and use information in the Humanities.  Students will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the steps in the research process
  • Develop a focused research question
  • Identify the appropriate types and formats of information for research in the Humanities
  • Find and access information by effectively using catalogs, databases and search engines
  • Use information resources effectively 
  • Critically evaluate information sources
  • Understand plagiarism and documentation of information
  • Understand HTML code in order to know how Web pages are created 

3. Successfully complete a Humanities final research project and publish it on the World Wide Web.

4. Work well in groups in order to learn from each other.

5. Practice speaking and writing clearly and completely, at a level appropriate for university work in order to improve  communication skills. 

Students will complete  a series of assignments requiring them to learn about the Humanities content its unifying themes and diverse perspectives. Content may vary each term.

Students will demonstrate their abilities using and evaluating Humanities information through  a series of  practical exercises completed in class and/or as homework.

Students will be given multiple opportunities to work in groups and to practice writing and speaking skills. 

Each student will complete a final Humanities research project designed to assess all of the outcomes listed. See rubric.

The student end of course evaluation will assess how students feel about their own learning in each outcome. 

Exercises,  assignments and the final research projects will be included in each course, each semester.

Student end of course evaluations will be conducted for every section taught.

Faculty will use data and comments to continually improve student learning and teaching methods. Team faculty will meet each semester as a focus group to look at student comments and to implement improvements.

Summary reports of evaluations appear in faculty professional files.

Enrollment data will be published in the instruction team annual report.



Updated March 13, 2009 . Please send comments to Carol Hansen
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