Presentation Title

A New Start for Early Start: Updating a Summer Curriculum for Incoming Freshmen

Location

Room 218

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

USC Lancaster’s Early Start program allows students in the TRiO program to start their college experience before other freshman. During the program, the students take a 3-credit University 101 course. In 2013 the library started a partnership with the TRiO program to teach multiple sessions as a part of this course. During this initial partnership, Freeman and Kendrick worked with these students to provide an introduction to basic research skills, information literacy skills, and a variety of technology tools. Positive short-term outcomes included improved academic achievement in the UNIV 101 course (compared to previous Early Start cohorts), and long-term outcomes included an uptick of TRiO students using library resources. To continue with this success, Freeman and Kendrick are again partnering with the TriO program in Summer 2014. Due to budget cuts and staffing changes, Freeman and Kendrick are putting a twist on the traditional Information Literacy session. In addition to having traditional face-to-face sessions, customized recorded sessions will be added to allow for more in-class instruction time, give the students a taste of what online classes might be like, and offer opportunities for the students to apply technological and information literacy skills in virtual environments.

Presentation Description

USC Lancaster’s Early Start program allows students in the TRiO program to start their college experience before other freshman. During an initial partnership with the TRiO program in 2013, Freeman and Kendrick worked with these students to provide an introduction to basic research skills, information literacy skills, and a variety of technology tools. Freeman and Kendrick are again partnering with the TriO program in Summer 2014. Due to budget cuts and staffing changes, Freeman and Kendrick are putting a twist on the traditional Information Literacy sessions.

Keywords

Information Literacy, Technology, Video Sessions, Research Skills, TRiO, collaboration

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

 
Oct 10th, 8:30 AM Oct 10th, 9:45 AM

A New Start for Early Start: Updating a Summer Curriculum for Incoming Freshmen

Room 218

USC Lancaster’s Early Start program allows students in the TRiO program to start their college experience before other freshman. During the program, the students take a 3-credit University 101 course. In 2013 the library started a partnership with the TRiO program to teach multiple sessions as a part of this course. During this initial partnership, Freeman and Kendrick worked with these students to provide an introduction to basic research skills, information literacy skills, and a variety of technology tools. Positive short-term outcomes included improved academic achievement in the UNIV 101 course (compared to previous Early Start cohorts), and long-term outcomes included an uptick of TRiO students using library resources. To continue with this success, Freeman and Kendrick are again partnering with the TriO program in Summer 2014. Due to budget cuts and staffing changes, Freeman and Kendrick are putting a twist on the traditional Information Literacy session. In addition to having traditional face-to-face sessions, customized recorded sessions will be added to allow for more in-class instruction time, give the students a taste of what online classes might be like, and offer opportunities for the students to apply technological and information literacy skills in virtual environments.