Registration open for Teaching Information Literacy Instructional Redesign cohort

The Drake Institute invites instructors to join an Instructional Redesign cohort scheduled from July 20 to August 9. Facilitated by Assistant Professor Jane Hammons of University Libraries, this professional learning experience will provide guidance for strategically and purposefully integrating informaiton literacy into courses.  

Over the three week period, participants will complete Teaching Information Literacy, a 6-module online course in CarmenCanvas. Participants will be expected to complete two course modules per week (approximately two hours per module). Course materials include a mix of readings, videos, and reflections. In each module, participants will complete activities designed to help them build an action plan for integrating information literacy into an instruction session, course, or program. Participants will revise and submit their action plan in the final course module. 

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe how the purposeful teaching of information literacy skills and concepts can improve student learning
  • Use the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education to identify gaps in student knowledge related to research, scholarship, and information use
  • Employ instructional design strategies to develop or revise an assignment, activity, or course in order to teach information literacy

All work will take place asynchronously, although participants will be encouraged to attend optional virtual cohort meetings on July 20, July 27, and Aug. 3 at 11 a.m. Participants will also have the option to request individual appointments with the course facilitator.   

Instructors who complete the course will be eligible to apply for the Teaching Information Literacy teaching endorsement from the Drake Institute. In addition, instructors may also choose to assess changes to instructional strategies resulting from this experience as part of an Instructional Redesign (IR) portfolio. Drake Institute Associate Director Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo will be supporting the course and will provide information about the IR initiative, and she will be available to consult on IR. Full-time (.75 FTE and above) instructors are eligible to complete IR for one-time compensation.

You may register here.