The Information Literacy Course Enhancement Grant has the following goals:
Promote collaboration between faculty/instructor and instruction/subject librarian.
Create information literacy-based assignments and assessments that can be used in similar courses.
Increase the inclusion of Library resources, services, and expertise in curriculum development and course design.
Bolster student's research and critical thinking skills to prepare them for greater academic success.
Intended Student Learning Outcomes
Faculty Outcomes and Expectations
The UTEP Library will award a select number of grants of $2500 (to use for research or at their discretion) to teaching faculty members or instructors who plan to significantly enhance a course by integrating library-designed information literacy instruction and resources. Since one of the goals of this initiative is to make faculty/instructors and their students more aware of the resources and services the UTEP library has to offer and enhance future use of those resources, the grant will increase by $500 if a workshop on information literacy is attended before the awarding of the grant.
All proposals and required attachments must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject line “Information Literacy Course Enhancement Grant,” no later than March 27 for Summer 2016 and June 26 for Fall 2016. Proposals are not to exceed ten pages (at least 10 pt font) and should include the following information:
1. Faculty/Instructor Name and Contact Information
2. Course Title, Number, Description, and Expected Enrollment
3. Modified Syllabus incorporating information literacy assignments (attached separately)
4. Name of Collaborating Librarian
A. Letter of recommendation from collaborating librarian to be sent to the evaluation committee
5. Course enhancement description
A. What library materials, resources and services will be used in the class
B. Discuss on how the librarian will be integrated into your class
C. Outcomes and Assessments (examples)
AACU: Association of American Colleges and Universities
AALHE: Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education
NILOA: National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment
6. Bibliographic Citations
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