Presentation Title

Leveling up with a QEP: Librarians leveraging the ACRL Framework to enhance assignments.

Presenter Information

Lance Day, Samford UniversityFollow

Location

Room 210

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This presentation will outline the process of librarians and teaching faculty at Samford University partnering to evaluate and enhance student assignments. The goal of this collaboration is to achieve transformative learning through powerful assignments. These powerful assignments are created when librarians and teaching faculty collaborate during a charrette and a one-on-one meeting between librarians who are partnered with a specific teaching faculty member. Teaching faculty and librarians assess how to utilize the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework to best serve as a guide for enhancing an existing or new assignment e.g., adding context, scaffolding, and making the assignment more transparent. In addition to assignment enhancement, librarians support the assignment with a range of reference and research related support e.g., during the first cycle of the process one librarian did consultations with three sections of Core Curriculum Cultural Perspectives courses. Two sections of consultations included the librarian walking students through the research process by outlining how to determine the scope of their assignment, engage the scholarly conversation, and make a meaningful contribution to the conversation. The third section involved assisting students with creating a concept map that challenged them to consider “The Good Life” in relation to Ancient World text while also following the conversation through history and ultimately asking themselves “what is my good life?”

Presentation Description

This presentation provides an overview of how, via a Quality Enhancement Plan, librarians are partnering with teaching faculty to enhance assignments that better achieve transformative learning while engendering the acquisition of information literacy skills with reference and research support.

Keywords

Framework, Assignment Enhancement, Transformative Learning, Librarians, Teaching Faculty, Quality Enhancement Plan, QEP

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 10:50 AM Sep 28th, 11:10 AM

Leveling up with a QEP: Librarians leveraging the ACRL Framework to enhance assignments.

Room 210

This presentation will outline the process of librarians and teaching faculty at Samford University partnering to evaluate and enhance student assignments. The goal of this collaboration is to achieve transformative learning through powerful assignments. These powerful assignments are created when librarians and teaching faculty collaborate during a charrette and a one-on-one meeting between librarians who are partnered with a specific teaching faculty member. Teaching faculty and librarians assess how to utilize the Association of College and Research Libraries Framework to best serve as a guide for enhancing an existing or new assignment e.g., adding context, scaffolding, and making the assignment more transparent. In addition to assignment enhancement, librarians support the assignment with a range of reference and research related support e.g., during the first cycle of the process one librarian did consultations with three sections of Core Curriculum Cultural Perspectives courses. Two sections of consultations included the librarian walking students through the research process by outlining how to determine the scope of their assignment, engage the scholarly conversation, and make a meaningful contribution to the conversation. The third section involved assisting students with creating a concept map that challenged them to consider “The Good Life” in relation to Ancient World text while also following the conversation through history and ultimately asking themselves “what is my good life?”