Making an IMPACT: Campus-wide collaboration for course and learning space transformation

Maybee, Clarence, Doan, Tomalee, & Riehle, Catherine Fraser (2013) Making an IMPACT: Campus-wide collaboration for course and learning space transformation. College & Research Libraries News, 74(1), pp. 32-35.

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At Purdue University, the Libraries participate in a provost-initiated, campus-wide course redesign program called Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT). This initiative aims to bring active-learning to foundational courses traditionally taught through lectures. Purdue librarians recognized the IMPACT initiative as one way to enter the conversations blooming on our campus about the nature of learning, curriculum design, and how space design impacts potential learning. This article presents three perspectives:

1) the information literacy coordinator,

2) a libraries’ administrator with a gift for space planning, and;

3) an in-the-trenches liaison to course redesign projects.

Each discusses the IMPACT initiative from his or her unique perspective and view of its impact on librarian roles. Collectively, the article explains why we think it is essential that this kind of campus effort is supported by libraries.

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ID Code: 89214
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: information literacy, course development, learning spaces
ISSN: 0099-0086
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 19 Oct 2015 04:12
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2015 03:04

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