| Students will be able 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
- Critically evaluate information sources
- Document information sources
- Understand HTML code in order to know how Web pages are
outcomes within the ACRL
standards have also been identified.
|Students will be given multiple opportunities
to practice improving skills identifying, finding, assessing,
using and evaluating information for academic research and lifelong
learning. Students will demonstrate their abilities by completing
- a series of practical exercises
- graded assignments designed to build information literacy
- and a final research project (annotated bibliography.)
This project is designed to assess all of the outcomes listed.
(benchmarks or rubrics forthcoming)
Quizzes will also be used to assess comprehension of basic
concepts, ideas and knowledge gained.
The student end
of course evaluation will assess how students feel
about their own learning in each outcome.
|Exercises, quizzes and bibliography projects
will be included in each course, each semester.
end of course evaluations will be conducted for every
section taught. The 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. Descriptions of how assessment data was used will appear
in individual Faculty Annual Reports. Selections will be summarized
in the team annual report beginning Summer 2003.
Summary reports of evaluations appear in faculty professional
Enrollment data will be published in the instruction
team annual report.