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Shared Competency Rubric for Information Literacy and Technological Agility Completed; Two Faculty Implementation Sessions Planned – Syracuse University News

With a rubric for the Information Literacy and Technological Agility Shared Competency (ILTA) now completed, two professional development sessions have been scheduled to support any faculty member who wishes to integrate it into their courses, especially those who recently tagged their courses for ILTA.
Students studying at their computers inside Bird Library.
The professional development sessions for faculty are scheduled for Monday, Dec. 5, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in person at 120 Crouse-Hinds Hall; and Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. via Zoom.
The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Shared Competencies and the Office of Academic Affairs is requesting feedback from faculty regarding all elements of the rubric. This includes its framing language, preamble and guidance, outcomes, corresponding indicator language, and any other changes in content or description language that faculty would like to see. Those wanting to provide feedback can complete a survey.
Amanda Johnson Sanguiliano, associate director of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, says the Shared Competencies Information Literacy and Technological Agility rubric was created collaboratively by a community of practice consisting of faculty, librarians, and staff members from across the University. Those members include:
In addition, a number of faculty and librarians tested the rubric through the Shared Competencies Academy: Signature Assignments for ILTA. They include:
“The rubric articulates what Syracuse University students should know and be able to demonstrate by the time they graduate through six ILTA learning outcomes, specific indicators, performance levels, and performance descriptors,” Johnson Sanguiliano says. “It will continue to evolve as we collect feedback from faculty, librarians, and staff who utilize it to reflect on student learning.”
The Shared Competencies are Syracuse University’s six institutional learning goals. They enhance undergraduate education through an integrated learning approach. Undergraduate students develop these competencies through their major degree courses, liberal arts requirements, and co-curricular experiences. Aside from Information Literacy and Technological Agility, the other competencies are named Ethics, Integrity and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; Critical and Creative Thinking; Scientific Inquiry and Research Skills; Civic and Global Responsibility; and Communication Skills.
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