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Enhance Your Course with Information Literacy

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 18th, 2009

An initiative between the WVU Libraries and the Provost’s Office will help up to five faculty members enhance their courses while earning a $3,000 stipend.

The WVU Libraries’ Information Literacy Course Enhancement Program is focused on integrating information literacy into the classroom. The University’s 2010 Plan, www.wvu.edu/~2010plan, states that information literacy will be a curriculum component across all disciplines by 2010.

Each of the selected participants will receive a summer stipend, or other relevant professional remuneration if 12-month faculty apply, and will work with the WVU Libraries’ Director of Instruction and Information Literacy and their librarian liaison to create discipline-specific active learning assignments that address information literacy concepts. The revised courses will be taught during the fall 2009 or spring 2010 semester.

Participants will also take part in a Showcase of Information Literacy Learning Progress Forum during the academic year.

To apply for the program, visit www.wvu.edu/~acadaff/faculty and click on WVU Information Literacy Course Enhancement Grants. For more information, contact Carroll Wilkinson, Director of Instruction and Information Literacy, at 293-0308 or carroll.wilkinson@mail.wvu.edu

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