How well can Harper students use credible sources?Submitted by the Learning Assessment Committee

Our General Education Learning Outcome, Information Literacy, states 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 spring, the Learning Assessment Committee and its Information Literacy Work Group will lead an assessment of the Information Literacy outcome. Those of you who teach a course that maps to this outcome may be asked to participate in the assessment. Courses are selected at random and faculty members will be notified by their Dean in early February. Be on the lookout for more information about this assessment early this spring.

Whether or not your course was selected, there will still be opportunities to be involved in this assessment. Norming sessions will be held this summer and we’ll be looking for faculty members to help with scoring. Readers will receive a stipend for their work.

Diverse Perspectives and Cultures Update

A large-scale assessment of the Diverse Perspectives and Cultures outcome was conducted in 2016-2017. A follow-up assessment will be conducted this spring. Courses that are mapped to this outcome and faculty who had participated in the last assessment may be asked to participate. More information will be shared later this semester.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Deann Surdo, Director of Outcomes Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, at, 847.925.6356.