The American Association of College & Universities (AAC&U) created LEAP, a "campaign is organized around a robust set of "Essential Learning Outcomes" -- all of which are best developed by a contemporary liberal education." They developed a set of learning outcomes and rubrics that are widely used in in US institutions of higher education.
AAC&U also published a report by George Kuh that has been instrumental in identifying high impact educational practices in the classroom and in the curriculum.
Standard One: Determine the nature and extent of the needed information.
Standard Two: Access needed information effectively and efficiently.
Standard Three: Evaluate information and sources critically, incorporating selected information into knowledgebase and value system.
Standard Four: Uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
Standard Five: Understand many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information; access and use information ethically and legally.
ACRL Law and Political Science Section Education Task Force (2009), “Political science research competency guidelines”, College & Research Libraries News, Vol. 70 No. 1, pp. 38-51. Accessed: http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/standards/PoliSciGuide.pdf
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