NWCCU Accreditation Standards First Draft: Libraries? Information Literacy?

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) First Draft of the revised Accreditation Standards are oversimplified to the point that libraries are mentioned mainly in terms of collections. Information literacy has been demoted to merely one of several examples of potential core competencies set at the institution level.

The ILAGO Board have joined with other information literacy leaders (including ACRL-OR, and the Orbis Cascade Alliance) to advocate for the critical role of college libraries, and qualified personnel, for information literacy to be clearly stated in the Accreditation Standards.

We have sent the following response to NWCCU. We need your help. Comment on the draft with this feedback form at NWCCU. Or, email comments to standards@nwccu.org.

Further tips are available at: https://acrloregon.org/

 

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