Comprehensive Assessment Tracking System

Research for the Humannequin Project: Information Literacy Assessment

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Christopher Zagar
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Terry Meyer
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James Waugh
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Kelly Loucy
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5
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 to Thursday, February 20, 2014
Abstract: 

The humannequin project connects academic research with political art on specific gender issues. Students must research their gender issues and provide information from credible, academic sources.  SOC 212 students participated in the Information Literacy Assessment in 2011 and then again in 2014. The four areas in the assessment were (1) framing the research question, (2) accessing sources, (3) evaluation of information, and (4) create original work. The rubric created by the SAAC committee is attached as well as the spreadsheet with results (created by Terry Meyer and James Waugh). The mean was higher for all four areas in 2014 in contrast to 2011. Furthermore, there was significant difference for “framing the research question.” So what was different in 2014? The two major changes were: (1) Kelly Loucy presented in class and provide resources for writing research papers and (2) Chris Zagar presented in class and created a website with specific academic resources on the gender issues. This assessment is an example of collaboration across disciplines improving student learning in information literacy.

Completed Full Cycle: 
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Course Number: 
SOC 212

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Wonderful!  I am so glad that you participated in both assessments and were able to see such great results.  Thank you for always supporting the General Abilities assessments.  I look forward to seeing how much your students improve in three more years.  :-)

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Thanks so much! I am happy to close the loop on this one :)

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Wow! What a great way to integrate disciplines, involve SAAC assessment, and most importantly to benefit your students. I love how you turned this collaborative effort into a CATS!

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Thanks for the comments :)

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It's great to both document the value of the Hummanequin's project for student learning, but also how to enhance student growth in the area of information literacy by simply focusing students on the expectations and providing the resources. 

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Thank you so much for the feedback! I really appreciate it. It was a good experience for the students and myself :)