Learning outcomes for the Information Literacy program align with the university's General Education student learning outcome for information literacy.
SLO a: Students will locate, evaluate, and use information effectively.
SLO a sub-outcomes (modeled from the Framework of Information Literacy for Higher Education):
- Students will identify relevant sources for specific information needs and use appropriate search tools and search strategies to access the needed information.
- Students will recognize research and inquiry as iterative processes and recognize the contributions of scholarly communication and other information sharing networks to the creation of new knowledge
- Students will apply their knowledge of the capabilities and constraints of information developed through various creation processes when assessing the alignment of information products and information needs and apply knowledge of the constructed and contextual nature of authority when evaluating the credibility of claims
- Students will recognize that information possesses value and that legal, social, and economic factors influence information production, dissemination, and access and deploy this understanding to make informed and ethical decisions about how they access and use information.