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Annual Library Faculty Awards

Faculty Award for the Support of Information Literacy and Critical Thinking

2013-2014    Dr. Bennett Schepens, Assistant Provost & Director of Institutional Assess

                    Course:  Introduction to Educational Research

                    Assignment:  Research Tested Instructional Strategies

A formal paper comprised of a significant literature review, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of a specific instructional method.  The students presented their research orally and visually as well.

Winner's Choice: Mindfulness and Character Strengths: A Practical Guide to Flourishing, by Ryan M. Niemiec  (2013)

2012-2013     Dr. Michael Huster, Professor of Physics

                       Course:  Introduction to Astronomy

                       Assignment:  Astronomy Project

A formal paper on one of six interpretations of Genesis 1-2, including a source summary, draft, in-class presentation with a 1-page hand-out and a 3-5 page personal position response.

Winner's Choice:  Global Warming:  The Complete Briefing, 4th ed., by John Houghton (2009)