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Current and Planned Assessment Projects

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Project list:

College strategic directions

When college strategic directions are published, analyze them for implications for the library.  - RAU, Spring 2010

Enhance learning outcomes assessment program

Improve and extend learning outcomes assessment for the library's instruction program and through CUICI. Gaby Castro Gessner attends ARL Immersion Program for assessment.  - Instruction Committee, CUICI, RAU

Middle States Reaccreditation

Represent CUL on two Middle States Reaccreditation working groups producing CU's self study.  - Janet McCue and Zsuzsa Koltay

User satisfaction

Investigate and recommend options for user satisfaction methodology such as interviews with faculty, grad students and undergards,or a large scale user survey every 2-3 years for longitudinal data.  What are pros and cons of qualitative approaches, or repeating LibQual vs. doing a home-grown survey?  - RAU

SPEC survey on outcome assessment

Work with ARL to produce a national survey of research library practices in the area of outcome assessment.  - Xin Li and Zsuzsa Koltay 2009/2010

Library impact data

Work with IRP to use existing large-scale survey channels to generate library impact data. - RAU

PhD student needs

Work with Kornelia to support her Mellon proposal to investigate needs of PhD students and possible intervention. - Kornelia, RAU

Key indicators

Identify key indicators for startegic trend tracking based on balanced scorecard framework. - RAU

Improve annual data collection

Improve annual data collection by:

  • identifying and deploying a better technological solution
  • adjusting data collected to better represent current trends and library practices and needs for decision-making
  • streamline data and collection methods      - RAU