Monday, April 28, 2014

Prof. Periman presents at CAFE faculty development appreciation award breakfast April 11

Standing l to r: Prof. Deb Periman and Prof. Brannon discuss the results of their course revisions.
 Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, and justice library liaison Prof. Page Brannon presented at the Center for Academic Excellence (CAFE) 6th Annual Faculty Development Appreciation Award Breakfast on April 11. The event highlighted the many faculty development initiatives taking place in the UAA system.

Provost "Bear" Baker (at podium) welcomes the group.
One of these initiatives is the Embedding Information Literacy into the Curriculum Program, a partnership with CAFE and the UAA/APU Consortium Library.  Mini-grants were awarded to faculty to assist them in embedding information literacy into a course. 

Prof. Periman was awarded a mini-grant and collaborated with justice library liaison Prof. Page Brannon, on revisions to the course "Legal Ethics and the Role of the Legal Paraprofessional."  They spoke to the group about the results of these revisions. The revisions included an emphasis on library-related student research and focused on allowing students to learn, reinforce, and master information literacy skills relevant to the course level.