Gannon University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Regional Symposium Scheduled

Lisabeth_ChabotPosted: May 20, 2014

Keynote speaker Lisabeth Chabot


"Mind The Gap: Campus Collaboration for Developing Information Fluency Across the Four Years," is the theme of the eighth annual symposium hosted by Gannon University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL).

The symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 in the Yehl Room of the Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St.

Faculty members from Gannon University and neighboring colleges and universities will participate in a collaborative effort designed to enhance classroom learning using the concept of information fluency. Through interactive exercises, faculty will explore strategies to identify research-related competencies for students, identifying appropriate opportunities in the curriculum for addressing these competencies and developing measurable learning outcomes related to information fluency for their programs.

The conference's keynote speaker will be Lisabeth Chabot, college librarian at Ithaca College. Chabot has worked as a cataloger, reference librarian, and library administrator at three private higher education institutions during her 30-year professional career. She received her Master of Arts in Library Science degree from the University of Michigan and is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) liaison to the Council of Independent Colleges. Chabot recently concluded a three-year term on the ACRL Board of Directors.

Information Fluency is associated with acquiring, thinking critically about, and effectively demonstrating an understanding of discipline-specific content. The symposium will focus on faculty collaborations with librarians in the development of a sequential model for addressing disciplinary and liberal studies learning outcomes. Participants will also discuss opportunities for interaction between faculty, librarians, and faculty-development centers regarding development of student information fluency.

Gannon's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning was created through a U.S. Department of Education Title III Grant to encourage effective delivery of interactive and technology-based learning strategies in the curriculum while developing faculty competence in instructional technology. At the conclusion of the grant, the University continued to fund CETL and expand its focus to include all aspects of teaching excellence through professional development opportunities and innovation in teaching and technology.

Faculty members interested in attending the symposium can find more information and registration information here.