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Information Fluency Grants 2011-2012

Grant Recipients: Ms. Beverly Azure & Ms. Laura Hard Af Segerstad
Title: Synthesizing Outcomes between Interdisciplinary Core Courses: Cornerstone Experience and Capstone Experience

Department, College, Division: Interdisciplinary Studies, Undergraduate Studies
Grant Report Report is to be completed by June 30, 2014
Description of Grant: This project is to promote information fluency and information literacy and the linking of Interdisciplinary Core Courses (IDS3933 and IDS4934). Students will be encouraged to develop skills to increase the use of interdisciplinary concepts and apply these techniques to their senior research project.

Grant Recipient: Mr. Paul Dan Martin
Title: Improving Students' Information Literacy through the Examination of Research and Writing Practices of UCF Faculty

Title: Improving Students' Information Literacy through the Examination of Research and Writing Practices of UCF Faculty
Department, College, Division: Department of Writing and Rhetoric, College of Arts and Humanities
Report is to be completed by June 30, 2013
Description of Grant: This project will provide students with direct access to disciplinary information fluency, research, and the writing expertise of UCF's faculty members. The project will produce a series of video interviews with UCF faculty in focusing on their information gathering, information interpretation, research, and writing practices. The project will create a dynamic and accessible teaching and learning resource that can be used in a variety of disciplines.

Grant Recipient: Robert Bushong
Title: IF Assessment of Advanced ESL Students

Department, College, Division: The Center for Multilingual Multicultural Studies, Office of Internationalization
Grant Report
Report is to be completed by June 30, 2014
Description of Grant: This project will ascertain the current IF level of advanced IEP students and the general effectiveness of the current IEP 4A curriculum in addressing issues relative to information fluency, technology fluency, and critical thinking. These skills will be measured via a pre/post course administration of the ETS iSkills assessment.

Grant Recipient: Ms. Andrea Berry
Title: Faculty Development to Advance Medical Informatics Curriculum

Department, College, Division: College of Medicine
Grant Report Report is to be completed by June 30, 2014
Description of Grant: This project seeks to enhance faculty understanding of medical informatics and provide opportunities to integrate relevant content into the 4 year curriculum. A longitudinal monthly forum is being developed to address the following program objectives:

  1. identify a framework for incorporating relevant informatics topics into a medical school curriculum,
  2. outline an implementation plan for incorporating medical informatics into the UCF College of Medicine curriculum, and
  3. improve communication between key stakeholders around the topics of information literacy and medical informatics.

Grant Recipient: Dr. Kimberly Schneider
Title: Training STEM Graduate Research Mentors: An Essential Component to a Successful Undergraduate Research Experience

Department, College, Division: Office of Undergraduate Research, Undergraduate Studies
Grant Report Report is to be completed by June 30, 2014
Description of Grant: This project will provide training sessions to graduate mentors who have agreed to work with first-year STEM students who are participating in research apprenticeships. The training sessions will focus on how to build critical thinking skills while the students are learning about research in their disciplines.

Grant Recipients: Ms. Shalu Gillum and Ms. Deedra J. Walton
Title: Integrating LibGuides into the Content Management System of a New Medical School

Department, College, Division: College of Medicine
Grant Report Report is to be completed by June 30, 2014
Description of Grant: This project will introduce LibGuides into the content management system at the UCF College of Medicine. LibGuides are web-based guides containing links to recommended resources to find information, including books, journals, databases, and websites. Assisting students in finding the best information for all three prongs of the school's mission: education, research, and patient care, is the primary objective of the project.