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Information Competency - Discerning Learning
Information Competency is the ability to:
Many college students demonstrate a need for mastery in these areas, and community college librarians, classroom faculty, and administrators are collaborating to develop programs that will meet this need. A dozen faculty and administrators at SCC have formed an Information Competency Task Force to implement an information competency graduation requirement. In Spring 2005, the Task Force passed the following resolution:
|“The Information Competency Task Force is directed to explore the establishment and implementation of an Information Competency graduation requirement by the Fall of 2009. A variety of different options, i.e. stand alone courses, content infused into existing courses, and/or a challenge test, should be provided for students to meet that requirement. Pilots for those options should start in Spring 2006.”|
On April 25 2005 a Campus Forum shared information about
how to reach this goal with students and faculty, who also had the opportunity
to voice their ideas and concerns. One
more Information Competency Campus Forum is planned for this semester.
Watch your email for announcements.
We’d love to see you there!
This fall a cohort of first year SCC students is enrolled in a learning community that links English 100, HCD 310, and Library 318, the information competency course. You can empower your students with information competency skills, too, by planning to teach your class in conjunction with LIBR 318. Contact Sue Chen.
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