Frequently Asked Questions

What is "INtopFORM"?

INtopFORM is East Tennessee State University's next Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP). It aims to promote excellence in information fluency.
What is information fluency?

Information fluency is a core critical thinking skill. It includes the ability to seek, evaluate, and use diverse sources of information when resolving difficult questions, addressing challenging problems, achieving creative aims, and pursuing new lines of inquiry in scholarly and real-world contexts.
How will INtopFORM affect me as a student?

As a student, you will benefit from new material and instruction methods that promote information fluency. You will have a chance to flex your intellectual muscles in areas such as curiosity, disciplined skepticism and independent thinking.

You can also demonstrate your information fluency skills and enter the media competition. Completing this competition will enhance your resume, improve your critical thinking skills and help you stand out as a job applicant. As a bonus, you could win some awesome prizes!

How will INtopFORM affect me as a faculty or staff member?

As a faculty or staff member, you will have the opportunity to develop curriculum that will introduce and enhance information fluency skills. You can also collaborate with a student and enter the media competition, which will provide a mentoring opportunity and a chance to win some great prizes!
How can I get involved?

If you are a student you can take part in the media competition, where you can win awesome prizes and demonstrate your information fluency skills! Read more...