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The University Libraries play a central educational role at UNLV. Librarians offer workshops for faculty on assignment design and research on student learning. The workshops emphasize learning outcomes, active learning, and assessment of student learning. Institutes leverage UNLV Librarians’ expertise with facilitation and information literacy learning outcomes.

Learning Outcomes for Faculty Institutes:

  • To understand how research-based learning approaches support student success.
  • To articulate goals and learning outcomes for research assignments in order to communicate expectations to students and form the basis for assessment of student work.
  • To investigate research-based learning activities that integrate library and information resources.
  • To discover technology options that support scalability and sustainability of research-based learning.
  • To share strategies and discuss resources to help faculty who mentor graduate assistants and part-time instructors to support the integrated research assignment.

Institutes and Workshops Offered:

  • Milestone Experience Workshops
  • Faculty Institute – Second Year Seminar
  • Teacher-Librarian Institute
  • Faculty Institute – First Year Seminar
  • Faculty Institute on Capstone & Course Design
  • Hotel Faculty Institute on Core Course Design
  • Faculty Institute on Research Based Learning in High Impact Courses


Adult education – Evaluation; Information literacy – Study and teaching; Learning; Libraries and education; University of Nevada; Las Vegas; University of Nevada; Las Vegas. Libraries


Curriculum and Instruction | Higher Education | Information Literacy | Library and Information Science




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