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Library Assessment Plan

Library Open House

  Library Open House
IL Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to find various locations in the library, as well as the Writing Center and TLC HelpDesk.

2. Students will be able to find assistance at the library, when needed.

 
Type of Assessment Open House Feedback & Questions Survey
Description of Assessment Respondents are asked what they liked and didn't like about the Open House, any suggestions for improvements, and what, if any, questions they still have about the library and/or its services. With the IL Student Learning Outcomes focusing on students being able to navigate the library and its services, particular attention is paid to any responses on these topics. All responses are discussed by the Library Director, Assessment Coordinator, and Outreach Services Librarian before the next Open House and adjustments are made as needed.
Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Outreach Services Librarian; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees
Assessment Schedule Every Fall, beginning Fall 2015
Last Assessment Occurred Fall 2017
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data

1. Added more signage and student staff to the event to improve navigation. Discontinued using library maps as guides. (2016)

2. Added more visuals, campus organizations, and activities to the Open House. (2016)

3. Invited the TLC Helpdesk to be a part of the Library Open House. (2017)

4. In addition to therapy dogs, the library invited cats to participate in the Library Open House as well. (2017)

WRIT 101

Course WRIT 101
IL Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to identify authoritative information sources based on information need.

2. Students will be able to recognize that similar content may be presented in different contexts, which may affect interpretation of the content.

3. Students will be able to select a source that best meets an information need based on the audience, context, and purpose of the content.

4. Students will be able to give credit to the original ideas of others through attribution and/or formal conventions.

5. Students will be able to formulate questions for research of an appropriate scope, based on information gaps or by reexamining existing information.

6. Students will be able to evaluate information from a variety of perspectives in order to shape their own knowledge base.

Type of Assessments Assessments for WRIT 101 will utilize the Essay #1 Library Assignment, Essay #2 Library Assignment, and Essay #2 In-Class Activity.
Description of Assessment For a full description of the assessments, see the WRIT 101 IL Assessment tab.
Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; Writing Program Director; WRIT 101 faculty; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment
Assessment Schedule Half of the WRIT 101 sections will be assessed each semester, beginning Spring 2018, keeping assessment a continuous process.
Last Assessment Occurred Fall 2017
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data