Required Student Activities

Searchpath

Searchpath is a self-paced tutorial created by Kent Library faculty members where Southeast students can learn basic information literacy concepts and skills. Each of the modules takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. Students can come back to Searchpath content as often as they want to review and practice.

Content is organized into six modules:

  1. 'Starting smart' is an overview that introduces students to various types of sources as well as evaluation of evidence and sources.
  2. 'Choosing a topic' provides tips on broadening and narrowing a topic and discusses search concepts.
  3. 'Using the catalog' engages students through live guided searching in the Kent Library Catalog.
  4. 'Finding articles' introduces students to databases and provides students with guided practice searching in the Academic Search Premier database.
  5. 'Using the web' includes the comparative evaluation of Web sources.
  6. 'Citing sources' also includes the topics of plagiarism and copyright.

Students will receive their assignment instructions from their UI100 Instructor.

CL001

The University has implemented four career proficiency checks for all students to complete while at Southeast. Students must complete these proficiency checks before graduation. These proficiencies were implemented to insure that all students graduate with appropriate career planning knowledge and a professional resume and cover letter.

When students register for UI100, they also register for CL001. Students will complete a career development assignment in their UI100 course to meet this proficiency check. This proficiency check is zero credit hours and does not cost anything.

Sexual Violence Prevention

UI100 students will view a six minute Sexual Violence Prevention video and pass a quiz with a 60% or better. This video will introduce students to the Campus Violence Prevention Program and Title IX coordinators.

Student Learning Outcomes

The three Student Learning Outcomes for UI100, First-Year Seminar, are:

  1. Students will identify a variety of types and formats of sources of information
  2. Students will differentiate between facts and opinions
  3. Students will demonstrate effective written communication skills

In order to meet the first and second Student Learning Outcomes, students will complete the Information Literacy module Searchpath and take the module 1 quiz.

In order to meet Student Learning Outcome three, students will write a paper and their faculty will determine the rubric and what qualifies as having "met" the Student Learning Outcome.

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