Welcome to TREATS!
TREATS: Targeted Research and Evaluation Assistance for Teaching Students
Contact your subject librarian and learn how we can:
- increase your understanding of the student struggle to become information literate
- assist you in identifying library research support and assignment options tailored to your needs
- introduce you to Project Information Literacy
The TREATS Initiative
The TREATS Initiative isn't a new way to term critical thinking, bibliographic instruction, library instruction, information literacy instruction...it isn't about one-size-fits-all classroom activities or superimposed rubrics and matrices...and it isn't about how "we've always done it" or "it was good enough for me..."
It is about all of us working together to ensure our support of Valpo students in ways that best meet their academic needs.
It is Targeted Research and Evaluation Assistance for Teaching Students.
In our primary role as librarians, we "provide active learning environments in which students, faculty, and staff use innovative tools and resources to create and access information intelligently, efficiently, and with integrity."1 We work with you, our fellow faculty members, and others throughout campus in that role.
During Spring 2012, the Christopher Center library faculty contacted every campus department via this initiative to discuss and offer ways to more fully support students' research within subject disciplines. Various collaborations, workshops, services, and resources provided many interactive opportunities for faculty engagement in this elemental aspect of our students' work here at Valpo. The primary workshop, held in late April, was attended by faculty from across the campus; this TREATS Guide was used as the cornerstone for the workshop's activities.
1 Mission Statement, Christopher Center Library Services
Key Findings from Project Information Literacy
A Vision of Students Today
"A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University."