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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BOOK (2011) Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: The Perspective of Institutional Accreditation


Author: Laura Saubders
Published: ABC-CLIO, 30 June 2011
ISBN: 1598848526, 9781598848526
300 pages

Stakeholders in higher education across the countryincluding students, parents, research and policy organizations, and government agenciesare demanding greater accountability and transparency from institutions in how they are promoting quality and improvement in colleges and universities. Indeed, as the cost of tuition rises, colleges and universities as well as the organizations which accredit them are coming under increased scrutiny. Logically, student learning outcomes, assessment, and accreditation are all constantly under the magnifying glass.
 
Information Literacy as a Student Learning Outcome: The Perspective of Institutional Accreditation fills a gap in the current literature by inspecting how institutions nationwide are fulfilling accreditation standards in the area of information literacy. While the bulk of the book looks at institutions accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, all six of the regional accreditation areas are addressed. The author also conducted campus visits and interviews at selected institutions in order to provide a more in-depth analysis of these institutions' programs for information literacy.

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