Creating & Implementing an IL Curriculum
Map: Integrating IL into the Curriculum
Leslin Charles
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
WORKSHOP SEGMENTS
• A Rationale for Information Literacy Curriculum Map...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
CURRICULUM MAPPING
• Curriculum mapping is about visually representing ...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE IN U.S.
• Accreditation requirements
• Profi...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
SURVEY OF U.S. EMPLOYERS
0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Information Literacy
S...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
SURVEY OF U.S. EMPLOYERS
0% 20% 40% 60% 80%
Civic Engagement
Cultural D...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE IN U.S.
• Students are consumers and creator...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
An Internal Environmental Scan Revealed…
• Need for more Faculty buy-in...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
Brief Success Story
• IL integrated into curriculum via ILCM
• IL adopt...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
ILCM: A TOOL OF COMMUNICATION &
COLLABORATION
• The process of ILCM fos...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
Use Data to Reveal Patterns and Illuminate Opportunities
• Identify red...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
POTENTIAL OBSTACLES
• Finding a program to partner
with
• Gaining buy i...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
Focusing on Your Opportunities
• Aligning the library instruction
progr...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
Writing
Course
Course
in the
Major
Capstone
Course
DECIDE ON THE # OF O...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
Introductory
Course
Writing
Course
Research
Methods
Course
Other Course...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
IL CURRICULUM MAP TEMPLATE
STANDARDS
TARGET COURSES
X Y Z
ASSESSMENT
CY...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
CURRICULUM
• Identify
common
course/s
• Identify gaps
that exist
• Iden...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
IMPLEMENTING THE ILCM
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
GAINING FACULTY BUY-IN
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
ILCM
• Allows for repetition/practice of skills
• Needs to be supported...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
ASSESSMENT
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
Information Literacy Assessment Plan
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
SOME METHODS OF ASSESSMENT
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
IL CURRICULUM MAP IN ACTION
IL Map
Course
IL Learning
Outcome
Unique
Pr...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
ILCM
• Allows for repetition/practice of skills
• Needs to be supported...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
BENEFITS OF AN ILCM
 Student frustration over unintentional repetitiou...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
Works Cited
Association of College and Research Libraries. ACRL Informa...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
Head, Alison, J. (2012, October 16). Project Information Literacy Resea...
Rutgers University Libraries
IL Curriculum Mapping
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Creating and implementing an information literacy curriculum map: integrating information literacy into the curriculum - Leslin Charles

  1. 1. Creating & Implementing an IL Curriculum Map: Integrating IL into the Curriculum Leslin Charles
  2. 2. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping WORKSHOP SEGMENTS • A Rationale for Information Literacy Curriculum Mapping • The Map Structure • Creating the Map • Implementing the Map
  3. 3. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping CURRICULUM MAPPING • Curriculum mapping is about visually representing the different components of the curriculum so that the whole picture and the relationships and connections between the parts of the map are easily seen • Makes the curriculum more transparent to stakeholders • Shows the links between different elements of the curriculum – Learning outcomes, learning opportunities, assessment points • Information Literacy Curriculum Map (ILCM) can bring more structure to a library instruction program because activities will be more intentional and can serve to bring stakeholders together
  4. 4. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE IN U.S. • Accreditation requirements • Proficiencies and standards related to information literacy • Employers are seeking college graduates who possess a range of research skills including the ability to use tools beyond search engines as well as the ability to use critical thinking in applying the best information to address the task at hand • Employers reported that many college graduate hires did not go beyond the scope of what they could find online
  5. 5. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping SURVEY OF U.S. EMPLOYERS 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% Information Literacy Sci/Tech Developments Creativity/Innovation Diverse Setting Teamwork Ethics Complex Problem Solving Knowledge/Skill Application Critical Thinking Written/Oral Communication % saying colleges should put more emphasis on each learning outcome
  6. 6. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping SURVEY OF U.S. EMPLOYERS 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Civic Engagement Cultural Diversity U.S. Role in the World Quantitative Literacy Global Issues Information Literacy % saying colleges should put more emphasis on each learning outcome
  7. 7. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping HIGHER EDUCATION LANDSCAPE IN U.S. • Students are consumers and creators of information – Most of them stick to tried and true methods of research – 80% of those surveyed do not ask a librarian for assistance • Recent college graduates state that they are unprepared to meet the information needs toward problem solving in the workplace • Librarians have increased, intensified, and diversified approaches in response to the needs of students and institutions in the face of the information age
  8. 8. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping An Internal Environmental Scan Revealed… • Need for more Faculty buy-in – Faculty did not understand the concept of IL • Marked duplication of ACRL IL performance indicators • Assessment was not organized: no formal plan in place • Unable to work with students at the higher levels • Apathy among students Students did not understand the value of IL Students saw repetition/practice as a nuisance
  9. 9. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping Brief Success Story • IL integrated into curriculum via ILCM • IL adopted as an institutional goal • IL statement in all course syllabi • IL learning assessment plan integrated into dep’t assessment plans • Culture of IL through branding and collaboration • Librarians formed a team providing a pool of expertise – Training workshops in person and asynchronous online workshops
  10. 10. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping ILCM: A TOOL OF COMMUNICATION & COLLABORATION • The process of ILCM fosters collaboration • Provides an environment where professional knowledge and expertise of the participants are acknowledged and embraced • Instructors can define what IL means in their discipline • Librarians and instructors identify opportunities in the curriculum where IL can be integrated • Assessment strategies are identified
  11. 11. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping Use Data to Reveal Patterns and Illuminate Opportunities • Identify redundancies, gaps, absences in opportunities presented to students • Has the data revealed an absence of focus on research that is specific to a discipline? Are the students exposed to IL competencies only via the Liberal Arts curriculum? Has the IL instruction mainly focused on specific IL competencies? • Focus on assessment strategies
  12. 12. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping POTENTIAL OBSTACLES • Finding a program to partner with • Gaining buy in from colleagues • Communicating value of IL to students • Creating & Implementing a viable Assessment Plan to compliment the ILCM
  13. 13. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping Focusing on Your Opportunities • Aligning the library instruction program to institutional goals – Map activities to the strategic plan – Identify student learning outcomes in institutional goals • Defining Assessment Strategies/Programs and means of collection of data: Office of Institutional Research • Finding opportunities to participate in institution committees • With whom can you partner?
  14. 14. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping Writing Course Course in the Major Capstone Course DECIDE ON THE # OF OPPORTUNITIES
  15. 15. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping Introductory Course Writing Course Research Methods Course Other Course in Major Capstone DECIDE ON THE # OF OPPORTUNITIES
  16. 16. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping IL CURRICULUM MAP TEMPLATE STANDARDS TARGET COURSES X Y Z ASSESSMENT CYCLES COMMON COURSE   BIENNIALLY RESEARCH INTENSIVE COURSE  CAPSTONE COURSE   
  17. 17. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping CURRICULUM • Identify common course/s • Identify gaps that exist • Identify areas where there is repetition in IL instruction STUDENTGROUPS • Identify groups of students who present opportunity • Identify a School/Discipl ine that presents an opportunity PROGRAMS • What programs exist at your institution that present opportunities • What library programs exist or can be created to support the Curriculum Map?
  18. 18. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping IMPLEMENTING THE ILCM
  19. 19. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping GAINING FACULTY BUY-IN
  20. 20. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping ILCM • Allows for repetition/practice of skills • Needs to be supported by a team • Should be linked to an assessment plan • Should be assessed periodically
  21. 21. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping ASSESSMENT
  22. 22. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping Information Literacy Assessment Plan
  23. 23. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping SOME METHODS OF ASSESSMENT
  24. 24. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping IL CURRICULUM MAP IN ACTION IL Map Course IL Learning Outcome Unique Presentation/ Learning Object Assessment of Student Learning Faculty/Librarian Course Evaluation
  25. 25. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping ILCM • Allows for repetition/practice of skills • Needs to be supported by a team • Should be linked to an assessment plan • Should be assessed periodically • Does not function in a vacuum – Workshops, other partnerships work to create a community the embraces IL
  26. 26. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping BENEFITS OF AN ILCM  Student frustration over unintentional repetitious presentations will be reduced  Faculty will be encouraged to act as stronger collaborators  We will ensure thoroughness because all students of a particular class will be given instruction  Librarians will gain visibility as faculty and be viewed as a fundamental part of the curriculum planning process  Standards will be met
  27. 27. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping Works Cited Association of College and Research Libraries. ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. 2000. Association of College and Research Libraries. Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. 2007. Hart Research Associates; Raising the Bar. Employers’ Views on College Learning in the Wake of the Economic Downturn. American Association of Colleges and Universities, 20 Jan, 2010; Web; 15 April 2013. Harden, R. M. (2001). AMEE guide no. 21: Curriculum mapping: A tool for transparent and authentic teaching and learning. Medical Teacher, 23(2), 123-137. Hart Research Associates. (2013, April 10). It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success: An Online Survey Among Employers Conducted on Behalf of The Association of American Colleges and Universities. Retrieved from http://www.aacu.org/leap/documents/2013_EmployerSurvey.pdf
  28. 28. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping Head, Alison, J. (2012, October 16). Project Information Literacy Research Report: The Passage Studies. Retrieved from http://www.projectinfolit.org/pdfs/PIL_fall2012_workplaceStudy_FullReport_Revised.pdf Middle States Commission on Higher Education. ‘Developing Research and Communication Skills: Guidelines for Information Literacy in the Curriculum.’ Oakleaf, Megan. ‘Writing Information Literacy Assessment Plans: A Guide to Best Practice.’ Communications in Information Literacy, 2009. Sweeney, Richard. Millennial Behaviors and Higher Education Focus Group Results. How are Millennials Different From Previous Generations at the Same Age? <http://library1.njit.edu/ staff-folder/sweeney>.
  29. 29. Rutgers University Libraries IL Curriculum Mapping THANK YOU

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