IMPACT & Information Literacy

The Purdue University Libraries takes a vested interest in transforming teaching and learning at Purdue! The Libraries work with partners across campus to create Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), a course redesign program that focuses on making courses at Purdue more student-centered.

The program is a joint effort of several campus units, including the Purdue Libraries, the Center for Instructional Excellence (CIE), ITaP Teaching and Learning, the Office of Institutional Research, Assessment, and Effectiveness (OIRAE), Digital Education, and the Evaluation and Learning Research Center.

Within IMPACT, interdepartmental teams work closely with Purdue instructors to help them redesign courses following evidence-based educational practices. In addition to helping instructors adopt a student-centered approach to their courses, team members from the Libraries work with instructors to uncover how students use information to learn within the course. Approaching courses holistically, the Libraries team members work with instructors to develop informed learning solutions to allow students to engage with information in sophisticated and purposeful ways. To read more about select IMPACT courses designed to teach students how to use information to learn within their disciplinary or professional areas, check out the Libraries' information literacy blog.

Contact: Clarence Maybee, Associate Professor of Library science and the Libraries' IMPACT coordinator.

picture of IMPACT team
Librarians pictured: Clarence Maybee, Michael Flierl, Jane Yatcilla, Amy Van Epps, Dave Zwicky, Larry Mykytiuk, Jason Reed, Wei Zakharov, Bethany McGowan, Rachel Fundator, and Nastasha Johnson.