IQ (Information Quality)
Information Quality, or “IQ,” is Austin Seminary's term for information literacy, which we define as the ability to effectively find, retrieve, analyze and use information appropriately, ethically and creatively. Austin Seminary has named information literacy as a fundamental part of the learning outcomes in its revised Master's of Divinity curriculum, which states that our MDiv graduates will "pursue and evaluate knowledge through inquiry, research, contemplation, critical thinking and practice, and wide-ranging discussion and collaboration."
Information comes from many sources, print and electronic, people, audiovisual, and other sources in our culture and world. However, the proliferation of information and the increased availability of resources challenge the faculty to help students hone their Information Quality skills, by which we mean the ability to manage the quantity of information effectively and to assess its quality.
The four pillars of IQ can be remembered with the acronym FRAU: