The librarians in the Library Learning Commons are deeply committed to promoting information literacy as a Global Outcome at LWTech. The Outcomes Assessment Department defines the Global Outcome of Information Literacy as “[the] ability to recognize when information is needed, to choose the appropriate tools to locate the required information, and to effectively gather and evaluate the information.” The Information Literacy Rubric can provide faculty with an assessment tool for creating assignments focused on Global Outcomes reporting on Information Literacy.
If you have questions or concerns about integrating Information Literacy into your assignments the librarians in the Library Learning Commons are available to help. The librarians can look over faculty assignments and pinpoint areas for Information Literacy or parse out guidelines so faculty will get better results from students.
Interested in streaming a movie, documentary, or TV show in your classroom or office
for educational purposes? LWTech faculty and staff have access to Netflix and your
librarians are able to provide you with information you need for legal streaming.
Please contact us for more information.
Do you need specific technology for your class or event? Media Services can help find a solution that’s comfortable for you.
Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty are covered in both the Faculty Handbook (available through LWTech Intranet) and the LWTech Student Handbook. It is upon the Faculty to determine the course of action where Academic Dishonesty or Plagiarism has taken place, but should Faculty identify a case of Academic Dishonesty or Plagiarism they will contact the Vice President of Instruction to begin putting together a file describing the incident and course of action.
There are many tools available to track instances of Academic Dishonesty or Plagiarism.
A freely available online tool is Paper Rater, which can check written materials for grammar, spelling, and plagiarism. Grammar Check is another free online tool that checks for grammar and spelling in student papers.
As always, basic web searching through Google is available to identify signs of Academic
Dishonesty or Plagiarism and is particularly useful for tracking plagiarism in paraphrasing.
Faculty have access to librarians who can talk with their students about Plagiarism/Academic Dishonesty/Citing Sources
and demonstrate citation management tools to make citing sources easier. The Writing Tutoring Center is another resource available to Faculty to access support services and provide in-class
introductions to all of the services and support the WTC can provide. Librarians and
WTC staff are available to speak to students about resources available to them and
how to avoid plagiarism and workshops are offered on a quarterly basis for students
The Plagiarism and Copyright section of the Faculty Handbook (available through LWTech Intranet) provides useful information for you to consider when integrating content into your courses or classrooms. It is advised you review these guidelines when selecting print, electronic, and online content for courses. Librarians in the Library Learning Commons can provide support and guidance around issues of copyright and fair use and can research copyright on specific content or find suitable alternatives should there be significant copyright restrictions.
The Copyright Clearance Center is a service that can help you produce printed or electronic course packets and handouts using books and other copyrighted materials for a small fee. The cost depends on the materials and publishers.
This is helpful if
To get started:
Access links and downloads of handouts commonly provided to students during library instruction classes.
Professional Development can provide additional instructional support, including classes, workshops, tutorials, and resources relevant to your work with students.
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