At Nevada State College, the instructional design librarians are moving beyond one-shot instruction sessions to collaborate with faculty to integrate information literacy outcomes directly into their courses through assignment design. One way they accomplish this is through the Transparency in Learning and Teaching Framework (TILT). The TILT Framework focuses on the why and the how of what students are expected to learn in their course of study. This intervention has been shown to demonstrably improve the success of first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented college students.

In this session, we will review the three core components of the TILT Framework and describe how we apply TILT to research assignments. Participants will work through active learning exercises that we have used in faculty workshops. As a result of this session, participants will be able to utilize the TILT Framework to positively impact student outcomes and reimagine the role of information literacy instruction.