Standard Five

Standard Five:

The information literate student understands many of the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information and accesses and uses information ethically and legally.

Performance Indicators:

1. The information literate student understands many of the ethical, legal and
socio-economic issues surrounding information and information technology

Outcomes Include:

  • A. Identifies and discusses issues related to privacy and security in both the print and electronic environments
  • B. Identifies and discusses issues related to free vs. fee-based access to information
  • C. Identifies and discusses issues related to censorship and freedom of speech
  • D. Demonstrates an understanding of intellectual property, copyright, and fair use of copyrighted material

2. The information literate student follows laws, regulations, institutional policies,
and etiquette related to the access and use of information resources.

Outcomes Include:

  • A. Participates in electronic discussions following accepted practices (e.g. "Netiquette")
  • B. Uses approved passwords and other forms of ID for access to information resources
  • C. Complies with institutional policies on access to information resources
  • D. Preserves the integrity of information resources, equipment, systems and facilities
  • E. Legally obtains, stores, and disseminates text, data, images, or sounds
  • F. Demonstrates an understanding of what constitutes plagiarism and does not represent work attributable to others as his/her own
  • G. Demonstrates an understanding of institutional policies related to human subjects research

3. The information literate student acknowledges the use of information sources
in communicating the product or performance.

Outcomes Include:

  • A. Selects an appropriate documentation style and uses it consistently to cite sources
  • B. Posts permission granted notices, as needed, for copyrighted material