Author Topic: WGIL SUNY GER Information Literacy Task Force  (Read 1261 times)

Carleen Huxley

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WGIL SUNY GER Information Literacy Task Force
« on: June 01, 2015, 04:08:10 PM »
We're sort of in limbo. Our task force sent our draft document to the leaders of the SUNY University Faculty Senate and Faculty Council of Community Colleges.

I ended up following up with Peter Knuepfer (University Faculty Senate) on the phone who indicated that the executive board had reviewed the document but was not very supportive of the idea of revising SUNY GenEd. I don't think it was because they didn't like the revision itself. I gathered it had more to do with the fact that they felt it was too much work to go through the process and weren't optimistic that it would have much effect even if we did. Our task force has actually debated this very thing during our meetings.

Instead, they're suggesting that we attempt to "promote the change on a campus level". I tried to explain that it's hard for librarians to be "heard" on campuses regarding infolit and if he really wanted that approach to work then we needed to create conversation about it at the Faculty Senate/FCCC level. He seemed to agree with that.  So, he's taking it back to the executive board.  We were supposed to touch base after the last plenary but I haven't heard from him yet.  I'll probably contact him after the conference to follow-up.