Information Competency and Career Success

Fall
2008
Resolution Number: 
21.01
Contact: 
Assigned to : 
Category: 
Career Technical Education
Status: 
Completed

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges has resolutions that urge California community colleges to adopt an information competency requirement;

Whereas, Accreditation requires that colleges address information competency as an effective practice for students;

Whereas, The members of the Statewide Health Occupations Advisory Committee have evidence that a large number of careers require the skill sets found in information competency requirements to be necessary for our students to be successful in those careers; and

Whereas, Faculty should be the ones to develop the information competency requirement across the curriculum, and instituting an information competency requirement needs administrative support;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges share with occupational educators and local senates through various methods, such as institutes, Rostrum articles, and sessions, how an information competency requirement can increase career success, and share ways to establish an information competency requirement; and

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges share with various groups such as California Community College Association for Occupational Education, Chief Instructional Officers, Community College League of California, and the Economic Workforce Development Program Advisory Committee how an information competency requirement can increase career success, and share methods to work with faculty to establish an information competency requirement at their colleges.

Disposition: California Community College Association for Occupational Education, Chief Instructional Officers, Community College League of California, and the Economic Workforce Development Program Advisory Committee, Local Senates

Summary: 
Share with various groups how an information competency requirement can increase career success, and share ways to establish an information competency requirement.
Recommendation: 
Work in conjunction with the Counseling and Library Faculty Issues Committee.
Status Report: 

Completed throught articles in the Rostrum and in breakouts.