Location

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Start Date

24-7-2014 3:35 PM

End Date

24-7-2014 3:55 PM

Subjects

Information literacy -- Study and teaching -- Congresses, Library instruction

Description

We collaborate on course-integrated instruction – why not on assessment? The University of Idaho Library was applying (successfully) for the ACRL Assessment in Action (AiA) Program at the same time that the UI General Education Program was beginning formal assessment of its recently adopted curriculum. We joined forces with General Education for a sustainable, collaborative assessment project in which first-year students in Integrated Seminar courses write two essays on the University “common read” book -- one essay at the beginning of the semester and one at the end (with library instruction in between). Students are required to find and cite outside sources. A faculty team from across the university volunteered to assess the essays and bibliographies. This presentation will cover the collaborative assessment process and research results, our experience in the AiA program, and the tools and procedures we developed.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14518

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Jul 24th, 3:35 PM Jul 24th, 3:55 PM

Making Information Literacy Assessment Sustainable Through Collaboration at the University of Idaho

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

We collaborate on course-integrated instruction – why not on assessment? The University of Idaho Library was applying (successfully) for the ACRL Assessment in Action (AiA) Program at the same time that the UI General Education Program was beginning formal assessment of its recently adopted curriculum. We joined forces with General Education for a sustainable, collaborative assessment project in which first-year students in Integrated Seminar courses write two essays on the University “common read” book -- one essay at the beginning of the semester and one at the end (with library instruction in between). Students are required to find and cite outside sources. A faculty team from across the university volunteered to assess the essays and bibliographies. This presentation will cover the collaborative assessment process and research results, our experience in the AiA program, and the tools and procedures we developed.