Presenters: Teresa Grettano and Donna Witek (co-panelists: Barbara D'Angelo and Barry Maid)
ACRL Framing the Framework Webcast Series, January 5, 2016
In 2000, the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA) created the WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (WPA OS), which was amended in 2008 and updated into its current form in 2014. In 2011, the CWPA teamed up with the National Council of Teachers of English and the National Writing Project to develop the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing. These two documents together articulate the behaviors, understandings, and habits of mind that college students should develop in order to thrive in both their college education and beyond. These documents also share considerable overlap with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework for IL).
This webcast will introduce the professional academic library community to the WPA OS and the Framework for Success with the goal of outlining how they align with the Framework for IL. Participants will learn the ways that information literacy is already embedded in the writing instruction context, making campus writing programs and instructors promising collaborators in using the Framework for IL to transform classroom praxis. The presenters will share ways the connections between these disciplinary learning frameworks can be leveraged as tools for meaning-making and shared pedagogy in order to build strong collaborations around information literacy with faculty across disciplines.