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Library Assessment Plan

Biology Department Assessments

Course BIOL 101 -- General Biology 1
IL Student Learning Outcomes

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

2. Students will be able to design searches strategically, considering and selecting systems to search and evaluate search results.

3. Students will be able to identify how information systems are organized in order to access relevant information.

Type of Assessment

End-of-Semester Library Instruction Survey

Description of Assessment Survey asks students what, if any, trouble they had locating and citing their articles for their lab notebook assignment. Students are also asked what steps they took if they had any trouble and if they believe the instruction will help them locate resources for future assignments in their major(s). Results are compared with previous semester's responses and any differences are noted in the overview that is supplied to faculty.
Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment;  BIOL Department Faculty
Assessment Schedule Every Fall Semester
Last Assessment Occurred Fall 2016
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data  

 

Course BIOL 488 -- Seminar in Biology
IL Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to select research methodology(ies) based on need, circumstance, and type of inquiry.

2. Students will be able to demonstrate persistence, adaptability, and reflection as components of inquiry.

3. Students will be able to reflect on the search process in order to refine searches.

Type of Assessment End-of-Semester Library Instruction Survey
Description of Assessment

Survey asks students about the usefulness and timing of the instruction; which courses they has previously used library resources for; and what, if any, trouble they had locating articles for their research projects. Results are compared with previous semester's responses and any differences are noted in the overview that is supplied to faculty.

Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment; BIOL Department Faculty
Assessment Schedule Every other Calendar Year (e.g. Spring 2015 & Fall 2015)
Last Assessment Occurred Spring 2017
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data  

Business Department Assessment

Course BUSA 214 -- Business Ethics & Society
IL Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to identify markers of authority recognized by disciplines, professions, and other communities of knowledge and practice.

2. Students will be able to design searches strategically, considering and selecting systems to search and evaluate search results.

Type of Assessment End-of-Semester Library Instruction Survey
Description of Assessment Survey asks students about the usefulness and timing of their library instruction, what they learned during the session, what research problems they encountered, if any, and what types of resources they used throughout the completion of their course project. Results are compared with previous semester's responses and any differences are noted in the overview that is supplied to faculty.
Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment; BUSA 214 Professor
Assessment Schedule Every Semester
Last Assessment Occurred Spring 2017
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data  

Education Department Assessment

Course EDUC 203 -- Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
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 formulate questions for research of an appropriate scope, based on information gaps or by reexamining existing information.

Type of Assessment End-of-Semester Library Instruction Survey
Description of Assessment Survey asks students about the usefulness and timing of their library instruction; what they learned during the session; which courses they has previously used library resources for; what research problems they encountered, if any; and which assignments they used library resources for during the course. Results are compared with previous semester's responses and any differences are noted in the overview that is supplied to faculty.
Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment; EDUC 203 Professor
Assessment Schedule Every Semester
Last Assessment Occurred Spring 2017
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data  

English Department Assessment

Course ENGL 203 -- American Literature Survey 1
IL Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to identify markers of authority recognized by disciplines, professions, and other communities of knowledge and practice.

2. Students will be able to demonstrate persistence, adaptability, and reflection as components of inquiry.

3. Students will be able to design searches strategically, considering and selecting systems to search and evaluate search results.

Type of Assessment End-of-Semester Library Instruction Survey
Description of Assessment Survey asks students about the usefulness and timing of their library instruction; what they learned during the session; what research problems they encountered, if any; and what types of resources they used to locate literary criticism for their assignment. Because the instruction sessions for this course take place outside of regular class time, students are also asked if the times offered for the sessions were convenient to attend. Results are compared with previous semester's responses and any differences are noted in the overview that is supplied to faculty.
Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment; ENGL 203 Professor; English Department Chair
Assessment Schedule Every Fall Semester
Last Assessment Occurred Fall 2016
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data  

Exercise Science Department Assessments

Course EXER 101 -- Introduction to Exercise Science
IL Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to identify markers of authority recognized by disciplines, professions, and other communities of knowledge and practice.

2. Students will be able to design searches strategically, considering and selecting systems to search and evaluate search results.

 
Type of Assessment

Post-Assignment Library Instruction Survey

Description of Assessment Survey asks students what, if any, trouble they had locating articles for their assignment. Students are also asked what steps they took if they had any trouble, what they learned during the session, and if they believe the instruction will help them locate resources for future assignments in their major(s). Results are compared with previous semester's responses and any differences are noted in the overview that is supplied to faculty.
Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment; EXER 101 Professor; Exercise Science Department Chair
Assessment Schedule Every other Academic Year (years beginning with even numbers [e.g. 14-15, 16-17])
Last Assessment Occurred Spring 2017
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data  

 

Course EXER 377 -- Research Methods in Exercise Science
IL Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will be able to select research methodology(ies) based on need, circumstance, and type of inquiry.

2. Students will be able to demonstrate persistence, adaptability, and reflection as components of inquiry.

3. Students will be able to reflect on the search process in order to refine searches.

Type of Assessment End-of-Semester Library Instruction Survey
Description of Assessment

Survey asks students about the usefulness and timing of the instruction; which courses they had previously used library resources for; and what, if any, trouble they had locating articles for their research projects. Results are compared with previous semester's responses and any differences are noted in the overview that is supplied to faculty.

Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment; EXER 377 Faculty; Exercise Science Department Chair
Assessment Schedule Every Semester
Last Assessment Occurred Spring 2017
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data  

History Department Assessment

Course HIST 209 -- Renaissance & Early Modern Europe
Type of Assessment End-of-Semester Research Survey
Description of Assessment Students in HIST 209 do not receive library instruction. The survey asks students if they had taken other history courses that receive library instruction; if they felt prepared for their research assignments; what, if any, problems they encountered while conducting research; and what types of resources they used. Results are compared with previous semester's responses and any differences are noted in the overview that is supplied to faculty.
Responsibility Library Assessment Coordinator
Distribution of Results Library Director; Provost; L & T Committee, Board of Trustees; Assistant Dean for Institutional Assessment; HIST 209 Professor
Assessment Schedule Fall Semester, when requested by HIST 209 Professor
Last Assessment Occurred Fall 2015
Changes Made Based on Assessment Data