Discussants Jennifer Fabbi (Library Dean, CSU San Marcos) and Carole Huston (Associate Provost, University of San Diego) will discuss WASC SCUC¹s recently updated handbook and its specific inclusion of information literacy as a core competency for student learning. Fabbi will focus on promising campus practices in assessing student learning in information literacy from the "bottom up," having worked with over 60 WASC campus teams in the past three years. Huston will discuss USD¹s engagement in piloting "embedded librarian" models within a core curriculum structure at first-year and advanced levels, providing an on-the-ground account of how WASC's inclusion of libraries and librarians in its core competency planning has impacted student learning from a campus perspective.
Accreditation agencies have lent their support to the information literacy movement by including language in their Standards that stress the importance of teaching these abilities in colleges and universities. Explore and search these accrediting web sites for related reports and content at http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/standards#accreditation (click on or scroll down to “Accreditation”).