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ERIC Number: EJ798692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0633
College Student Engagement Surveys: Implications for Information Literacy
Gratch-Lindauer, Bonnie
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n114 p101-114 Sum 2008
Librarians have led the way for information literacy skills and abilities to be more integrated throughout the curriculum, and students are expected to demonstrate competency in finding, evaluating, and using information at many colleges and universities as part of the institution's curricular requirements and student learning outcomes. As part of higher education's emphasis on assessing student learning outcomes and increasing student success indicators (such as retention rate, graduation rate, and GPA), the use of data from some standardized surveys of college student engagement is increasingly becoming accepted as a proxy for student learning. This article summarizes the origins of these surveys and describes current surveys of student engagement, with particular focus on the NSSE College Student Report and development of information literacy-related items administered on the 2006 NSSE survey. The author presents the benefits and applications of using data from these engagement surveys and makes suggestions for future use of the information-literacy related items. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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