Developing a Topic-Centered First Year Seminar with a Renewed Focus on Information Literacy: Rewards and Challenges at a Large Regional University
College and Undergraduate Libraries
In this article, the authors describe the process through which faculty and staff members at Georgia Southern University (GSU) have collaborated to revamp our First-Year Seminar. In 2006, a university task force reviewed results of GSU self-study data as well as best practices at other institutions to make recommendations for improvements to the first-year experience for our students. The task force made several recommendations that included significantly modifying our First-Year Seminar to include a focus on information literacy and to set a more academic tone. A set of online tutorials was developed to support the learning outcomes related to information literacy within the new seminar. The benefits and challenges of implementing this new seminar are discussed.
Chambers, Wendy L., Lisa Smith, Jessica N. Orvis, Christopher Caplinger.
"Developing a Topic-Centered First Year Seminar with a Renewed Focus on Information Literacy: Rewards and Challenges at a Large Regional University."
College and Undergraduate Libraries, 20 (1): 52-71.