Title

Business information literacy integration into a freshman summer bridge course for underrepresented minorities

Abstract

This article presents the collaboration between a professor of management and a faculty librarian within a summer bridge course designed to provide underrepresented minority students with advanced preparation prior to their freshmen year at Purdue University. The course is a combination of academic preparation, applied life skills, and information literacy to make the course relevant to the students in the short and long term. The instructors detail how the course is designed around a problem-based framework to facilitate improved learning of relevant tools and critical thinking skills within a business information literacy context.

Keywords

business information, information literacy, lifelong learning, underrepresented minorities, bridge program

Date of this Version

11-2016