We live in the information age, awash with more data than at anytime in history. This makes the ability to find, evaluate and sort information crucial skills for both personal and professional success. Therefore, in the fall of 2012, the college General Education outcome Information Literacy was revised. The following was included in the new General Education Values and Outcomes approved by the Curriculum committee in December 2012.
Information literacy is the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for a specific project or purpose. (Taken from the AACU Value Rubric)
Students who graduate from Yavapai College with a degree or AGEC certificate will be able to:
An Information Literacy Assessment Rubric has been developed to allow faculty across the curriculum to evaluate students’ achievement of these outcomes. The next step is to identify the courses in which these outcomes should be assessed.
|Advanced Proficiency||Proficiency||Developing Proficiency||Limited/No Proficiency|
|LO #1 Determine the nature and extent of the information needed for a specific purpose||Determines the depth and scope of the project or assignment and identifies the best type of information to meet its requirements.||Determines the depth and scope of the project or assignment and identifies the type of information needed to meet its requirements.||Shows limited ability to determine the scope of the project or assignment and/or identifies the type of information needed to meet its requirements.||Unable to determine the depth and scope of the project or assignment and/or cannot identify the type of information needed to meet its requirements.|
|LO #2 Demonstrate effective research strategies to access appropriate information||Shows exceptional ability to determine available information and applies the most appropriate research strategies.||Determines available information and applies appropriate research strategies.||Shows limited ability to determine available information and/or begins to apply appropriate research strategies.||Unable to determine available information and/or does not apply appropriate research strategies.|
|LO #3 Evaluate information and sources critically||Shows exceptional ability to analyze sources and information and selects the most relevant and reliable material.||Analyzes sources and information to select relevant and reliable material.||sources and information to select relevant and reliable material. Shows limited ability to select relevant and/or reliable material.||Unable to select relevant and reliable material.|
|LO #4 Use information ethically and legally||Skillfully acknowledges sources and ensures the avoidance of plagiarism and copyright infringement.||Acknowledges sources in the appropriate manner for a particular purpose while avoiding plagiarism or copyright infringement.||Attempts to acknowledge sources and/or to avoid plagiarism and/or copyright infringement.||Does not acknowledge sources, plagiarizes or commits copyright infringement.|
Completed: January, 2013
Approved by the Curriculum Committee: December, 2012
Last date to submit Quick Start Proposals for 2013-14 is May 13, 2013.