Information Competency

Fall
1996
Resolution Number: 
16.02
Contact: 
Category: 
Library and Learning Resources
Status: 
Completed

Whereas information competency is the ability to: a) recognize the need for information, b) acquire and evaluate information, c) organize and maintain information, and d) interpret and communicate information, and

Whereas information literacy is a curricular development responsibility of library faculty, and

Whereas library faculty see information competency as an important component of learning, and

Whereas a Board of Governor's member plans to propose at the November 1996 Board of Governors meeting that the 10% Fund For Instructional Improvement set aside be used for the development of information competency component;


Resolved that the Academic Senate urge the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors to acknowledge that any development of information competency components and/or programs be the primary responsibility of the Academic Senate.

Summary: 
Urge the Chancellor's Office and the Board of Governors to acknowledge that any development of information competency components and/or programs be the primary responsibility of the Academic Senate.
Recommendation: 
Affirm to the Board of Governors that information competency is an area of senate primacy. Take responsibility for development of information competency components and/or programs. The 2008-09 committee did not address this resolution directly, though Ed Policies asserted some authority over this topic and conducted breakouts on the issue.
Status Report: 

The President and other representatives continue to inform others that information competency is an academic and professional matter.