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FYE Collaboration



We will describe the collaborative effort undertaken to better align course learning objectives with the academic skills required of first year students during a redesign of Brenau University's First Year Experience course. As the Academic Director of FYE and the Undergraduate Instruction Librarian, our objectives were threefold: introduce the framework concept of authority as something that is constructed and contextual, incorporate information literacy as an essential component in student learning outcomes, and engage the students through gamification. The library instruction section introduced students to to the importance of evaluating information for context and authority in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. The semester length class required the students to play a historical Reacting to the Past game with scaffolded class assignments incorporating information literacy as a key component and requiring students to access, evaluate, and apply materials curated on a class Libguide. Information literacy was incorporated into class assessment measures as every assignment rubric included a category evaluating student information literacy competencies.

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