ERIC Number: EJ797255
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 7
Developing an Integrated Strategy for Information Literacy Assessment in General Education
Mackey, Thomas P.; Jacobson, Trudi E.
Journal of General Education, v56 n2 p93-104 2007
The authors examine an institutional assessment model for general education that effectively incorporates instructor-driven strategies. This article is informed by the perspectives of a teaching librarian and a departmental faculty member at the University at Albany, State University of New York. As instructors, they both participated in mandated assessments of information literacy courses and contributed their own course-specific techniques to this university-wide process. The classes discussed in this article are part of the general education program at the University at Albany, which requires all students to complete one information literacy course for credit. This article offers a descriptive analysis of both the institutional assessment and the instructor-driven strategies developed for each course. The authors' experience with this process reinforces the need for an integrated assessment strategy at both the course and institutional levels.
Descriptors: General Education, Institutional Evaluation, Information Literacy, Convergent Thinking, Educational Strategies, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Case Studies, Formative Evaluation, Research Tools, Behavioral Objectives, Methods Research, Excellence in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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