Faculty Stipend

Faculty Information Literacy Stipend

About the award

A stipend of $1000 will be given to the winning faculty member for designing and implementing an information literacy assignment into a course for the following semester. Faculty are expected to collaborate with the department’s liaison librarian, who may provide any of the following: in-class instruction session, custom course guide, help with research assignment and assessment design, and/or one-on-one student research consultations. The stipend will be disbursed upon completion of the course and the submission of a report from the faculty member that describes the assignment, the method of assessment, and the impact on student learning. The winning faculty member will be announced in CUL publications, and the final report will be placed on the library website.


All full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty members who work for schools supported by Central University Libraries are eligible. This includes the faculty of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Lyle School of Engineering, Meadows School of the Arts, and Simmons School of Education & Human Development.

Application Process

You may contact your liaison librarian for more information on putting together a proposal. You may submit your proposal through this form. See other successful proposals.

Application deadline for Spring/Summer 2018 courses: November 28th, 2017
Application deadline for Summer/Fall 2018 courses: May 1st, 2018

The proposal must include the following:

  • Course name and number
  • Student learning outcomes related to information literacy
  • How you will collaborate with your department's liaison librarian
  • Description of the assignment and/or learning activities
  • Assessment plan for measuring information literacy learning outcomes

Selection Criteria

The committee will be looking for proposals for assignments that effectively:

  • Integrate information literacy concepts into the learning objectives.
  • Prepare students to meet future information challenges in their academic career and beyond.
  • Provide evidence of appropriate student research skill development.
  • Exhibit sound pedagogical design.

Supporting Documents