NECHE Standards Citing Information Literacy
NECHE (formerly NEASC) revised their Standards for Accreditation in 2016, in which they eliminated the entire Standard 7: Library & Other Information Resources; but highlights information literacy in Standard Four: The Academic Program:
Assuring Academic Quality
4.12 Expectations for student achievement, independent learning, information literacy, skills in inquiry, and critical judgment are appropriate to the subject matter and degree level and in keeping with generally accepted practice.
Undergraduate Degree Programs
4.15 Graduates successfully completing an undergraduate program demonstrate competence in written and oral communication in English; the ability for scientific and quantitative reasoning, for critical analysis and logical thinking; and the capability for continuing learning, including the skills of information literacy. They also demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific, historical, and social phenomena, and a knowledge and appreciation of the aesthetic and ethical dimensions of humankind.
The Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education had been endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education and the Council of Independent Colleges before being superseded by the Framework. They were and continue to be recognized and used by libraries and educational institutions worldwide. They can be found, along with more detailed outcomes, at ACRL's website. Librarians have used these standards when planning research instruction sessions; you may consider building some into your course outcomes as well.
Standard One: The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed.
Standard Two: The information literate student accesses needed information effectively and efficiently.
Standard Three: The information literate student evaluates information and its sources critically and incorporates selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system.
Standard Four: The information literate student, individually or as a member of a group, uses information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose.
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.