Quality Collaboration: Partnerships Across the Academy
Proceeding from Project Information Literacy's recent report documenting student needs being left unmet by many research assignment prompts, two librarians developed a tool for faculty to self-assess their assignment prompts. The Research Guidance Rubric (RGR) functions both as a self-evaluation tool for faculty and as a "conversation-starter" between the disciplinary expertise of professors and the information literacy expertise of liaison librarians. We'll discuss assignment collaborations as we plumb the questions that premise the RGR: what makes a collaboration successful and how can librarian-created tools move the conversation on research assignments toward better student outcomes?
Coco, Pete and McClure, Hazel, "Rigging for Rigor: Guiding Classroom Faculty toward Richer Research Assignments with the Research Guidance Rubric" (2013). LOEX Conference Proceedings 2011. 21.