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Applications Being Accepted for 2013 Information Literacy Course Enhancement Program

Posted by Monte Maxwell.
February 11th, 2013

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

The WVU Libraries’ Information Literacy Course Enhancement Program is focused on integrating information literacy into the classroom to enrich student learning. The program began as a response to the 2010 Plan and now addresses “engaging undergraduates in a challenging academic environment,” the first goal of WVU’s 2020 Strategic Plan.

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 a teaching librarian to create discipline-specific active learning assignments that address information literacy concepts and pre-existing learning expectations of the established course. The existing course syllabus will be revised to include several relevant information literacy learning outcomes. The revised courses will be co-taught during the fall 2013 or spring 2014 semester.

Participants will also take part in a “Showcase of Information Literacy Learning Progress” forum during the academic year to share results and encourage similar initiatives across the disciplines. Visit http://libguides.wvu.edu/infolit and go to the Faculty Academy box to click on the posters from past participants.

To apply for the program, visit http://wvufaculty.wvu.edu/opportunities and click on “Information Literacy Course Enhancement Stipends.”

The deadline is 5 p.m. March 15. 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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