Gannon University’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) Regional Symposium Scheduled
Posted: 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
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
Faculty members interested in attending the symposium can find
more information and registration information here.