Instructional Support and Guidance
We offer online instructional materials on information literacy and support for how to use our databases and other resources. Some of these resources, of use to faculty as well as students, are Self-guided Tutorials, Handouts and Instructional Guides and, of course, our Open Workshops (descriptions).
Below are selected links to resources of interest to faculty.
Resources for Plagiarism Detection & PreventionPlagiarism & How to Avoid It: This is a 2-page handout in PDF format created for faculty in 2006 by Prof. Miriam Laskin. It offers information and resources on why students plagiarize, plagiarism detection & prevention strategies, and tips on restructuring your inquiry-based writing assignments to help avoid plagiarism. There is also a selection of Web resources and a bibliography.
A Faculty Guide to Cyber-Plagiarism: A terrific resource from the University of Alberta Libraries that includes handouts, resources for detecting plagiarism of Internet sources, a guide to Paper Mills, tips on preventing plagiarism, and links to other recommended resources.
Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers: A site by Robert Harris that presents strategies that can be used to combat an increasing amount of plagiarism on research papers. Harris presents very specific strategies for faculty and students. Very useful.
Resources for Term Paper Alternatives and Tips for Effective Library AssignmentsGuidelines for Effective Library Assignments: (Hostos Community College) A short guide to help in designing effective library-based assignments, including tips on planning, topics, and logistics.
Suggestions for Assignments (Gustavus Adolphus College): It isn't necessary to assign a full-fledged research paper to give students experience with finding sources and putting them to use. This chart lays out some alternatives to the standard research paper as well as the concepts and the skills they address.
Ideas for Library Related Assignments: Another great resource from university librarians! This one from the University of Puget Sound presents a long list of excellent idea for library related assignments intended to integrate both information literacy and CPE skills into the classroom.
http://www.lib.umd.edu/guides/assignment.html (University of Maryland): This site provides a nice outline of why and how to design library assignments.
Resources for Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing Intensive (WI) Courses Across the DisciplinesWelcome to Writing Across the Curriculum (Hostos Community College) Writing Across the Curriculum is a writing initiative which involves college faculty, students, writing fellows, and program personnel in collaborative "writing to learn" experiences. The Hostos WAC home page contains links to practical information for faculty and students about how to integrate writing into courses across disciplines and curricula, and resources for students to learn about and practice for, the CPE (CUNY Proficiency Exam).
Some Faculty Resources for WAC: This resource is a list of materials in the Hostos Library that was compiled for the "CUNY Writing Across the Curriculum Professional Development Seminar," May 29-31, 2001 at the Graduate Center.
Self-Guided Interactive Online Tutorials takes you to a few selected Information Literacy tutorials recommended for you and for your students.
A Special Note for Hostos Faculty:
Each Fall and Spring semester, Hostos Library faculty offer three "Faculty Development in Technology" workshops. Workshop schedules and online registration are available here: OAA Faculty Workshops
The workshops we offer are:
- Power Assignments: Using Technology and Information-based Assignments to Enhance Student Learning
- Faculty Scholarship Reconsidered: Resources for Research and Publication
- Faculty Research Made Easy: An Introduction to RefWorks