Students will use printed materials, personal communications, observation, and electronic resources to find and evaluate information.
2. Technological Competency: Students will use technological applications to find, organize, and present information effectively.
Define and articulate the need for information that is appropriate to complete a specific college-level research project or paper.
Match the information requirement with the appropriate resources, such as: format type; primary and secondary information; current and historical information; information representing various points of view; and scholarly versus popular press.
Construct and implement search strategies appropriate for a variety of retrieval systems, including: online catalogs; periodical databases; statistical databases; online reference tools; and World Wide Web search tools.
Organize and evaluate information from multiple sources based on usefulness, reliability, validity, accuracy, authority, timeliness, and point of view or bias.
Read the selected texts, recognize main ideas with supporting details, and will synthesize the information obtained to meet the needs of a college-level assignment.
Compile a discipline-appropriate bibliography of sources obtained through their research at the beginner level.
Successfully complete a college-level research paper utilizing a word processing program, and other necessary software, such as a spreadsheet, data base management program, or graphics program.
Successfully discuss, present and preserve the research findings using a variety of media, including presentation software and CD recorder.
Successfully publish the final product of a research project on the Internet with software that may include multimedia recording and presentation capabilities.
D. Social Interaction
Students will interact with individuals and within groups with integrity and awareness of others' opinions, feelings and values.
1. Teamwork: Students will participate effectively in teams, committees, task forces, and in other group efforts to make decisions and seek consensus.
Joins a group cooperatively.
Acknowledge members of the group.
Listens attentively to members of the group.
Be prepared and reliable members of the group.
Contribute to the end product of the group.
Give input and/or recommendations confidently.
Complete assigned tasks in a timely fashion.
Respect differing points of view.
Agree on group priorities, goals and procedures.
Help to build a consensus.
Take an active position in group by assigning tasks and/or speaking for the group.
Take responsibility for end product that reflects the minority as well as the majority conclusions of the group.
Encourage and acknowledge the work of other group members.