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Information Literacy Program  LIBSCI/BUSADM 2704   Assessment Plan

(Draft 11/07/2002 )

LibSci/BusAdm 2704 Information Resources in the Business Disciplines is a one credit-hour course that will assist students in developing information literacy and basic research skills to support life-long learning.  Students will develop skills in identifying, locating, retrieving, documenting, and critically evaluating both electronic and print resources that are appropriate for undergraduate research, with emphasis in the business disciplines. 
Priority Outcomes  How Assessed (measures and criteria) Schedule 
(data and reports)
Upon completion of this course, each student will be able to:

Develop a focused research topic. 

Determine the extent of information needed.  Be able to identify potential sources.

Successfully use print and electronic tools to search for and locate specific types of business information (ie. current articles, financial statements, industry surveys, market data, etc.) effectively and efficiently.

Critically evaluate information sources.

Understand how to access and use information ethically and legally.

Document information sources.

Synthesize information from a variety of sources and integrate into an organized, coherent presentation.

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

Quizzes will be used to assess comprehension of basic concepts, ideas, and knowledge gained.

Students will be give multiple opportunities to practice improving writing and speaking skills relating to information access and use.  These opportunities will include both individual and group work experiences.

Students will compile a portfolio to track their progress in this course.  This portfolio will address all of the outcomes listed.

Each student will complete a final project (annotated bibliography) designed to assess all of the outcomes listed.  This final project will be presented orally to the class.

The end of course evaluation will assess how students feel about their learning in this course.




Exercises, quizzes, bibliography projects, and portfolios will be included in this course every semester.

Student end of course evaluations will be conducted for every section taught.  Two questions on the overall success of the class will be made publicly available.

Faculty will use data and comments to continually improve student learning and teaching methods

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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