LIBR 106 is a special topics course, focused in an area related to library and information science, in specific disciplines, or allied fields. This course examines special topics and specific subject matter reflecting both student and faculty interest. Select examples of special topics include data visualization, data management and organization, digital literacy, the history of the book, data preservation, archival practices, paper conservancy, data curation, metadata and description in digital humanities, and introduction to mapping.
Elena Rodriguez is the designated reviewer for LIBR 106 syllabi. Prior to instructing, please email your syllabus to Elena for review.
All LIBR 106 Syllabi needs to contain the course goals and student learning outcomes detailed in your LIBR 106 proposal. The following links from Academic Affairs will assist you in crafting your syllabus.
Faculty must state on their syllabi how they will verify attendance, regardless if the student has entered the OAKS course. This is pertinent to us since we are asynchronous online, and students may enter our course without completing or reviewing anything.
If a student has “verified” their attendance but is failing to complete work in the course, faculty should communicate/ discuss options with the student which may include withdrawing from the course with a W by the deadline set on the Academic Calendar.
As of Fall 2020, WA is no longer a grade option, as voted on by Faculty Senate. Adjustments to existing attendance statements should be made accordingly.
Reminder for AY 2020-2021: All faculty have been asked to have a clear and flexible attendance policy and to "forgo any attendance policy that either imposes penalties for a fixed number of days missed or makes attendance a substantial part of the final grade" (Fran Welch Memo, August 2020).