Deanship of Academic Affairs
University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus


To coordinate and institutionalize student learning assessment efforts through the integration and implementation of the Evaluation of the Student Learning Plan of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus.

To provide support services to coordinators of the assessment program about the selection of suitable quantitative and qualitative instruments and the disclosure of assessment results within the campus.

Institution's Mission

Institution's Mission

viernes, 3 de septiembre de 2010

How to integrate Literacy Skills on courses' Syllabi

In order to strengthen our student's digital fluency, Dr. Snejanka Penkova, Director of the Library System of the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus points out that a distinction between computer literacy and information literacy must be made first.

Using the Association of College and Research Libraries'(ACRL) Standards, Dr. Penkova stresses the importance of integrating literacy skills in our courses' syllabi by first stating student learning objectives, then developing activities with their corresponding instructions and bibliography support, and finally by assessing student learning and proposing transforming actions. She believes each course should promote literacy skills in our students with the purpose of effectively managing what the 21st century is all about- information.

To access, Dr. Snejanka Penkova's presentation click here.

Additional notes:

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.

ACRL is the largest division of the American Library Association (ALA). ACRL currently has a membership of more than 12,000 members, accounting for nearly 20% of the total ALA membership.

For further information, please visit ACRL's website