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Library Curriculum Committee - Small group of Library Faculty appointed by the University Librarian each year to make recommendations to WSU Curriculum and General Education Committee. Committee membership includes University Librarian, Instruction Services Librarian and library faculty member serving on the Curriculum and General Education Committee.
Formal Courses :
Teaching Faculty - Faculty that teach formal courses. Formal teaching assignments are accepted by Library Faculty annually in consultation with the Instruction Services Librarian and the University Librarian.
General Instruction and Orientation Sessions - These can include: English 2010, FYE, and other general instruction sessions. These may also include tours for community groups or visitors; and tours or orientation sessions for other classes that are introductory (not course integrated).
Course integrated Instruction - Instruction sessions, often one hour, providing instruction for a particular course, department, discipline or sub discipline. These are provided by Subject Librarians and other Library Faculty and professional staff at the request of WSU Faculty, under the Collection Management.
9.2 Scheduling Instruction
A. Formal Courses
Formal, for credit courses are scheduled each Fall Semester for the following academic year by the Instruction Services Librarian and the University Librarian, in consultation with the Library Faculty. These are posted as the Library Teaching Schedule and on the Web Classroom Schedule. Additions, cancellations, and changes to teaching schedule are made by the University Librarian in consultation with Instruction Faculty and the Instruction Services Librarian. The Library Office Specialist may make additions and changes to the schedule prior to registration at the request of the University Librarian and the Instruction Services Librarian. After registration begins changes are submitted via the Class Schedule Change Form.
Other Formal Course Procedures
Students who feel they need to test out of a course may take the Information Literacy Competency Exam.
B. English 2010
English 2010 and FYE instruction will be scheduled in the preceding semester by the Instruction Services Librarian with assistance from the Reference/General Instruction Coordinator and the English Department. Schedules are posted on the Library Web by the Reference/General Instruction Coordinator. It is the responsibility of the team member assigned to present the English 2010 instruction to find a replacement if s/he cannot do it. It is not the responsibility of the Instruction Services Librarian, the Reference/Instruction Coordinator or the Office Specialist to find replacements. (In case of severe illness, see below).
C. Other General Instruction
Library orientation sessions and other general instruction sessions will be scheduled by the Instruction Services Librarian (with input from the team) with assistance from the Reference/General Instruction Coordinator by using the Web classroom scheduling form.
D. Course Integrated Instruction
Course Integrated Instruction is scheduled by library faculty with assistance from the Reference/Instruction Coordinator.
E. Instruction Calendar
Scheduling requests for library classrooms 138 and 31 must be made via the Web Events Scheduling Form. A Web calendar (and print back up) for all instruction sessions, tours, and classroom use, is maintained by the Reference/Instruction Coordinator. All instruction sessions, tours, orientation sessions and library classroom use must be scheduled on the Web calendar. This includes walk around tours with more than four people in the group, as more than one large group meeting in the lobby or reference area at the same time can be difficult.
F. Guidelines for scheduling rooms 31 and 138, Electronic Library Classroom:
G. Guidelines for "No Show", Scheduling Problems and Rescheduling
H. When the classrooms are scheduled by people not working in the library, the doors should not be opened until the person in charge (usually a WSU faculty or staff member) arrives.
9. 3 Assessment and Continuous Improvement of Instruction
All instruction is assessed according to instruction team assessment plans
A. Formal Teaching
Faculty submit final grades (for students) online according to campus calendar. Any grade changes that need to be made after final grade forms are due need to be submitted via the Change of Grade form.
Formal teaching (done by faculty) will be assessed by the University Librarian, in consultation with the Instruction Services Librarian according to the following library documents:
Library Science Department Student End of Course Evaluations will be distributed, collected and disseminated for every formal course taught, as follows:
1. Library faculty work together to develop the LibSci department student end of course evaluation form including and WSU required questions.
2. Library faculty will request information from the Instruction Services Librarian or Library Office Specialist regarding location and use of Web based form, at least two weeks prior to date needed.
3. Faculty will provide students with Web form (or print copy in case of computer problems) during the last week of class and provide instructions on accessing the form in the library classroom.
4. The Office Specialist will receive the data from the evaluation forms for analysis.
5. The Office Specialist will print or save the evaluations and the written comments from students for each section of each class taught.
6. The University Librarian and the Instruction Services Librarian review the evaluations. A copy of the evaluation for each section of each course is made and filed electronically in the library administrative office. A print copy of the evaluation is given to the instructor.
7. It is the responsibility of each faculty member to maintain copies of original forms and evaluation summaries to use as needed for promotion and tenure.
B. English 2010, FYE and Other Instruction - will be assessed by the Instruction Team member, and by the Instruction Services Librarian with input from the Instruction Team, English Department, FYE faculty and student web based feedback forms to continuously improve the quality of instruction.
C. Course Integrated Instruction - will be assessed by library faculty (as peer reviewers) and the University Librarian with input from WSU faculty and students for which instruction was presented. It is suggested that approximately 10% of these sessions be assessed using the instruction session evaluation form.
D. Assessment and Revision of Library Curriculum - All Library Instruction curricula will be continuously improved and revised to maximize student learning
9.4 Data Collection
A. Formal Instruction
The following data, and other data submitted, will be collected each semester by the Office Specialist:
B. English 2010 and FYE
Each month every Instruction Team member will submit their instruction data to the Library Office Specialist on the Instruction Sessions Data Form. The following data will be collected each semester by the Office Specialist:
C. Course Integrated Instruction Sessions and Other General Instruction Sessions
The number of sessions, number of students taught, course and instructor for which instruction was done will be collected monthly on the Instruction Sessions Data Form.
D. Classroom use (Calculated by Office Specialist)
Classroom use is calculated by the Office Specialist through the classroom calendar/schedule.
9.5 Resources and Materials for Instruction
Library Reference/General Instruction Coordinator maintains supplies needed in library classrooms with assistance from Library faculty.
A. Formal Instruction
B. English 2010, FYE and Other General Instruction Sessions
Instruction resources and materials are developed by the Library Instruction Team, for the Team. Exercises and other handouts are copied and maintained as needed in classrooms by the Reference/General Instruction Coordinator.
C. Course Integrated Instruction
Materials and resources purchased or developed for other instruction, particularly classroom equipment, will be coordinated with the Library Instruction Services Librarian and the University Librarian.
9.6 INSTRUCTION FORMS:
The following forms are used by members of the Instruction Team
May 20, 2010
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