Myriad studies have analyzed statistics from libraries “connecting the dots to find an association between student use of library services and higher GPAs and retention rates.”1 The purpose of many of these studies is not to say that “library use is solely responsible for higher student outcomes. Instead, the intent is to present quantifiable facts demonstrating that library service engagement merits a central piece in the student success puzzle.”2 With this understanding, the library continues to engage with students and increase its collection of assessment data.
1 Thorpe, A., Lukes, R., Bever, D. J., & He, Y. (2016). The impact of the academic library on student success: Connecting the dots. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 16(2), 373-392.
1. Integrate information literacy skills sequentially into the wide-ranging education curriculum in order to help students meet the institution’s student learning outcomes
2. Integrate information literacy into the disciplines in order to help students meet departmental learning goals
3. Train and assess library instructors in order to improve teaching
4. Assess student performance using a variety of techniques in order to continuously improve student learning and librarian teaching
5. Collaborate with faculty and staff in order to promote information literacy
ENG 121 SPRING 2019 WEIGHTED GRADES
Student Bb Weighted Grade Percent > 94% by Sections:
Section A – 3/14 = 21%
Section B – 2/9 = 22%
Section C - 2/14 = 14%
Section D – 5/16 = 31%
Section G - 2/14 = 14%
Section J – 1/5 = 20%
Combined Average Bb Grade Weighted Percent > 94% = 20%
ENG 121 FALL 2019 WEIGHTED GRADES
Action Plan: Increase Combined Total Bb Weighted Total Percent > 94% = 25%
The ACRL Information Literacy Standards were used to help determine, to some extent, student progress upon completion of the course based on-test and post-testresults.
The ACRL Framework was used to assess the student's final project. The Framework is based on a cluster of interconnected core concepts that organize many other concepts and ideas about information, research, and scholarship into a coherent whole.
Norming is the process that helps instructors determine how closely they are aligned when assessing SLOs. Norming the ENG 121 Final Project conveyed the collectively accepted expectations for student learning and assessment. The faculty norming sessions also helped train and assess library instructors in order to improve teaching
The individual final project offers students multiple opportunities to practice what they've learned.