How well can Harper students use credible sources?Our General Education Learning Outcomes state that students should be able to “Apply a variety of credible sources to support a given topic” at the time they graduate from Harper.

This past spring, the Learning Assessment Committee and its Information Literacy Work Group led an assessment of this outcome in a selection of course sections, ultimately assessing the work of more than 360 students. Thank you to those of you who participated in this assessment!

Student writing assignments were scored using a rubric. The criteria for success was set at 70% of students scoring a 3 or higher on the 4-point rubric (individual items and overall score).

Join us for the 12th Annual Assessment Conference and Share Fair on Friday, September 25, to find out the results and provide input on how we can improve students’ Information Literacy skills.

More about the Assessment Conference

  • Dr. Tia Brown McNair, author of From Equity Talk to Equity Walk will present the keynote session, “Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Equity” from 9 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
  • Dr. McNair will also lead a workshop, “Assessment Through an Equity Lens” from 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Harper colleagues will host a panel presentation and discussion on “Assessment Outcomes in a Remote Environment” from 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Learning Assessment Committee members will share the results of the Information Literacy assessment and more at the “General Education Assessment Update” from 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

View the complete agenda and visit the Assessment Conference HIP page for additional information including how to earn CEUs for this professional development offering!