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CofC Libraries Instruction Assessment: LIBR 105 (2013-2015)

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LIBR 105 Resources for Research

An annotated bibliography is the signature assignment used to assess LIBR 105. At the end of the Spring 2015 semester, six random samples of the 51 submitted signature assignments from the two offered sections of LIBR 105 were read and scored by librarians who had not taught the course using a scale from 1 (not meeting expectations) to 4 (meeting all expectations). The goal was to have at least 70% of assessed samples to receive a score of 3.0 or better in order to determine whether or not the learning outcomes were met and to provide a measure of success. All six samples received a score of three or better (see results below). These scores indicate that the learning outcomes designated for this phase of assessment were met. In accordance with our three year assessment cycle, we will use the 2015-2016 academic year to reflect on what learning outcomes we would next like to measure and to plan for a means of assessment.

LIBR 105

SLO 1  Students identify and locate a variety of relevant sources to support their chosen topic.

Dimension

1

2

3

4

Topical Relationship of Sources to Paper

Most sources are not adequately related to topic.

Many sources are only marginally related to topic.

Most sources are clearly related to topic.

All sources are clearly related to topic.

Quantity and Variety of Sources Cited (books, periodical articles, web sites, multimedia, etc.)

Fails to include the required number and variety of sources.

Includes the required number, but no variety of sources.

Includes the required number and some variety of sources.

Includes the required number and appropriate variety of sources.

SLO 2 Students differentiate scholarly, authoritative sources appropriate to the chosen topic.

Dimension

1

2

3

4

Quality and Authority of Sources Selected

Most sources are of poor, unreliable, or indeterminate quality and authority.

Many sources are of marginal quality and authority.

Most sources are reliable and of good quality and authority.

All sources are reliable, of high quality and authority.

SLO 3 Using an established standard citation style appropriate to the topic, students correctly construct, format, and produce an annotated bibliography.

Dimension

1

2

3

4

Accuracy of the Citations

Citations incomplete, errors are major and numerous.

Citations are incomplete, errors are minor and numerous.

Citations are mostly complete and errors minor.

Citations are complete and errors minor.

LIBR105 Assessments Scores

Reviewer 1

Sample ID

SLO 1A

SLO 1B

SLO 2

SLO 3

avg

A

3.5

4

4

3

3.58

B

4

3

4

3.5

3.75

C

4

4

4

3

3.67

D

3

4

4

3.5

3.75

E

3

4

4

3

3.58

F

4

4

4

3.5

3.83

Reviewer 2

Paper ID

SLO1A

SLO1B

SLO2

SLO3

avg

A

3

4

4

4

3.83

B

4

4

4

4

4

C

4

4

4

2

3.33

D

3

4

4

4

3.83

E

4

4

4

4

4

F

4

4

4

4

4

 

Burton Callicott, Instruction Coordinator

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