Kim Rollins: A population group outside the Library
Tim Rowley: Information Commons
To determine students' response to their interaction with an area of the Library.
Specific criteria that guided the assessment process:
Intended Administrative Objectives were written.
The format used as Means of Assessment to study the Objectives was unique to each
The Criteria for Success was included in the Means of Assessment Statement.
The Second Means of Assessment are:
Lesli Baker: Random samples of annotated bibliographies created by students enrolled
in CLSS 1050 will correctly cite and use standard evaluation criteria at an acceptable
level of 80%.
Kim Rollins: Focus groups (faculty/staff and students) will provide an in-depth analysis
of topics raised in a recent questionnaire to enlighten perspectives and insights
on issues in that previous survey.
Tim Rowley: A survey will determine students' preferences for laptops, and wireless
access in the new Library.
The survey instruments were distributed, collected, and analyzed during the Spring
Each librarian responded to two aspects of the survey, a) summary of data and b) use
Summary of Data
Of 21 course projects reviewed, 56.2% of the citations and 69.5% of the annotations
were rated as either excellent or adequate.
Use of Results
CLSS 1050 will be restructured to spend more time working with students to create
citations and to evaluate their resources.
Students response to their use of laptops, notebook PCs, and connection to campus
wireless indicate most (70%) of computer owners use laptops/notebooks which they bring
to campus (50%) and use them to write term or class papers or assignments (36%). They
report a low rate of connection to the Internet (36% said "Yes") and a very low rate
of connection to the campus wireless network (90% said "No").
Use of Results
The Campus IT Department has now made campus wireless service free to students and
employees. Survey results were also used to determine allocations of facilities for
laptop users in the new Library, which opens July 2008.