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Butler FYS Research SLO: Suggested Assignments & Activities
This document was created to support FYS faculty at Butler as they prepare to meet the research student learning objective. It includes example class activities and discussion prompts.
ACRL Framework for IL Sandbox
A place to discover ways to use the Framework for Information Literacy in instructional settings; a repository of learning activities and teaching resources related to the Framework.
PALNI LibGuide on the Framework
Browse the 'Ideas to Incorporate into the Classroom' boxes under each tab for IL learning activities/exercises addressing the Frames.
CORA: Community of Online Research Assignments
CORA is an open access resource for faculty and librarians. It is a collaborative space for adapting and experimenting with research assignments and sharing the success or lessons learned so that others may benefit. The database contains multiple, reliable and reproducible research assignments that do not live as isolated entities, but are enhanced by user feedback in order to build a rich corpus of best practices.
Butler FYS Research Assessment Rubric
This rubric was used to assess FYS research projects and papers for the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-2015. Used as part of a programmatic assessment of the FYS seminar.
Butler GHS Course - Website Project Rubric
Created by Deborah Kalkman, Northern Illinois University. Butler Librarians Franny Gaede and Amanda Starkel have remixed this rubric and applied it to website projects for Faculty Jim Keating's sections of GHS and FYS.
RAILS: Rubric Assessment of Information Literacy Skills
Includes rubrics for annotated bibliography, research process, final essay, book review, film review, and more.
Rubrics for Assessment
From the University of Wisconsin STOUT School of Education, a collection of rubrics for assessing portfolios, group work/cooperative learning, concept map, research process/ report, PowerPoint, oral presentation, web page, blog, wiki, and other social media projects.
AACU Information Literacy VALUE Rubric
The VALUE rubrics were developed by teams of faculty experts representing colleges and universities across the US through a process that examined many existing campus rubrics and related documents for IL learning outcomes. The rubrics articulate fundamental criteria for each learning outcome, with performance descriptors demonstrating progressively more sophisticated levels of attainment. The rubrics are intended for institutional-level use in evaluating and discussing student learning, not for grading.
Library professional organizations for years had defined information literacy as a set of sequential standards used to identify need, access information, evaluate critically, integrate effectively, and use information ethically and legally.
Over the past two years, the library profession has been working to update this definition. What has resulted is the new Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. This is a cluster of "conceptual understandings that organize many other concepts and ideas about information, research, and scholarship into a coherent whole." Here are the six frames:
- Authority is constructed and contextual
- Information creation as a process
- Information has value
- Research as inquiry
- Scholarship as Conversation
- Searching as Strategic Exploration
Developing the conceptual understandings of the Framework is necessary in ensuring students meet Butler University student learning outcomes.
Butler Libraries adheres to the standards and guidelines developed by the Association of College and Research Libraries: