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 firstname.lastname@example.org.