In November 2021, new SUNY General Education (SUNY GE) requirements were passed by the SUNY Board of Trustees. Stated on the SUNY website, “The new SUNY GE policy is consistent with SUNY’s continuing commitment to a strong general education program—now applicable to all SUNY undergraduate degree programs—that addresses the fundamental aims of postsecondary undergraduate education.”
One of the requirements includes Information Literacy where students will understand how to locate and use information with appropriate tools and awareness. Additionally, their ability to understand the ethics behind information sharing is also required.
While there are many ways to create lessons addressing these new requirements, it can be challenging to incorporate broad SUNY GE requirements into a set curriculum. The Libraries, in collaboration with the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT), is working to provide help addressing this challenge.
On Friday, April 22, the Libraries and CLT will be hosting a workshop for faculty in the humanities and STEM to address various methods, resources, and examples of incorporating information literacy into courses along with librarian Q&A. For more information, check out the times and link below.
For additional information, visit https://www.binghamton.edu/clt/events/index.html