Course Specific Research Support for GRN 177: Home

The purpose of this page is to link curriculum requirements, for developmentally-appropriate and discipline-specific research skills, to matching library instruction and information literacy support outcomes

Arts and Cognitive Activity Design course outcomes related to research skills:

Other indicators of required research or information seeking:

From the Outcome and Assessment Strategies:

"Final paper including (1) blueprint, revisions, and final creative arts-related cognitive activity design, (2) supporting research citations, (3) 2-4 page presentation of final design prepared for elder community/organization representatives including cost-benefits and sustainability sections, (4) a demonstration of the art-related cognitive activity  before a group of older persons, and (5) paper on the outcome of demonstration to classmates and/or older persons including any modifications based upon the outcomes of the demonstration."

Bridging competencies to support research and information seeking at this level:

  • Ability to navigate library web site to find and select relevant databases
  • Refine a topic to a researchable question in the field of Gerontology
  • Understand the principle of encompassing concepts

Corresponding research and information seeking outcomes for GRN 177

1. Identify sources for reliable topical information for arts activities

2. Identify and use current and authoritative information sources

3. Collect elements for attribution of sources

Librarian Instructional Objectives:

1. Identify various reliable information providers including industry groups, practitioners, and government agencies

2. Select relevant library databases, to use journal articles

3. Use, and correct generated citations, and gather elements for proper attribution

Placement of courses on an Information Literacy Continuum

Courses Instructional Stages Student's Developmental Stage


Connecting to 

1. I know where the library is located and about some of the services provided.



Information Seeking

2. I can identify a topic, and identify useful information sources to read about it.


Literacy Skills

3. I can develop a topic statement, locate and use library sources, and begin  informational research.




Academic or Career/
Technical Related

4. I evaluate the sources I have found for relevancy to my field, and I know who some of the experts are.

Inquiry and Exploration for

5. I can identify pro- and con-positions on a topic. I can identify the perspectives of various experts in a field.

Discipline- or Area
of Study Specific

6. I can support my position on an issue with evidence. I can accurately summarize the scholarly or professional conversation.


Librarian Liaison to the Gerontology SAC (Subject Area Committee)

Contact: Jen Klaudinyi,  Librarian at the Sylvania campus

For information about this page:

To update Course outcomes, contact: Pam Kessinger