Thursday, June 27, 2013

Two Justice Center faculty selected for CAFE curriculum partnership awards

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., and Dr. Marny Rivera, Justice faculty, have been awarded mini-grants by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) Library/Embedding Information Literacy into the Curriculum Partnership Program. This project is a partnership with CAFE and the UAA/APU Consortium Library.

Prof. Periman will be working with Prof. Page Brannon, Justice Library Liaison, on revisions to the course "Legal Ethics and the Role of the Legal Paraprofessional."  The revisions will include an emphasis on library-related student research and focus on allowing students to learn, reinforce, and master information literacy skills relevant to the course level.

Dr. Rivera will also be working with Prof. Brannon on revising a course, "Introduction to Research Methods," to include embedding information literacy assignments and activities. 

As part of this partnership program, both Justice faculty members will receive iPad minis to assist with the development of their course revisions. They will also create course guides to be published on the Consortium Library website, document and assess their projects, and make a presentation to UAA faculty about their work in Spring 2014.