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Pacific Lutheran University

Inquiry. Service. Leadership. Care.

Small steps: alternative teaching models & student IL development: Project Overview

Pacific Lutheran University's AiA Cohort 1 Grant Project

Project Team

Amy Stewart-Mailhiot

Amy Stewart-Mailhiot

Team Leader, Instruction Coordinator & Assistant Professor

Callista Brown

Dr. Callista Brown

Director First-Year Experience Program & Professor of English

Jan Lewis

Dr. Jan Lewis

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs

Dave Veazey

Dr. Dave Veazey

Director  of University Assessment, Accreditation & Research

Fran Lane Rasmus

Fran Lane Rasmus

Director of Library Services & Associate Professor

Lizz Zitron

Lizz Zitron

Instruction & Reference Librarian & Assistant Professor

Special thanks to the following faculty members for taking part in this project

Dr. Tom Campbell, English Dr. Lisa Marcus, English
Dr. Christian Gerzso, English Dr. Sarah Meyer, Kineseology
Dr. Gina Hames, History Dr. Adela Ramos, English
Dr. Jenny James, English

Research Question

Which mode of information literacy instruction is most effective in helping students achieve the University’s Critical Reflection outcome?

The Critical Reflection Outcome states: Students will “select sources of information using appropriate research methods…and consider issues from multiple perspectives.” 

Defining ‘appropriate research methods’ as – a strategic process for determining the topic, searching for and accessing materials in appropriate source(s), including the library, and    evaluating the quality of the source.

Defining ‘multiple perspectives’ as – being represented by the variety of sources used.

A complete description of the University's Integrative Learning Objectives is available online

ALA Poster (Draft)