IMPACT & Information Literacy

The Purdue University Libraries have been partnering to make foundational courses at Purdue more student-centered by participating in Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT). IMPACT is the collaborative effort of a number of campus entities, including the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), Discovery Learning Research Center (DLRC), Extended Campus, iTaP Teaching and Learning, and the Libraries.

Library Science faculty working with IMPACT

Interdepartmental teams work with Purdue instructors to redesign courses by applying evidence-based educational practices. Student-centered learning requires students to actively construct knowledge, which typically requires engaging with and critically evaluating information. The Library Science faculty, as IMPACT course redesign team members, work with courses holistically, suggesting informed learning solutions when appropriate for the course.

Read more about select IMPACT courses designed to teach students how to use information to learn on the information literacy blog.

Contact: Clarence Maybee, Assistant Professor of Library Science and the Libraries’ IMPACT coordinator