Measuring Students’ Information Literacy SkillsSubmitted by the Learning Assessment Committee

Do Harper College students have Information Literacy skills?

Information Literacy is one of Harper’s five General Education Learning Outcomes. The definition reads: “Apply a variety of credible sources to support a given topic.”

Harper will conduct its next large-scale assessment of the Information Literacy outcome in Spring 2020.

What does this mean for me?

  • Courses mapped to the Information Literacy outcome will be randomly selected at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester.
  • Faculty members teaching the selected courses will be notified at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester.
  • The Library will also be hosting a session during Orientation Week titled “Teaching Information Literacy Across the Disciplines.”
  • Additional information and instructions will be provided during Orientation Week.

If you are interested in learning more about this General Education Learning Outcome, please visit the Information Literacy HIP page or contact Deann Surdo at, ext. 6356.

The assessment will be conducted by the Learning Assessment Committee, the Information Literacy Work Group, and the Outcomes Assessment Office.