SMART Planning Objective 2013 - 2014

Division/Planning unit: Academic Affairs
Department/Program: Library
Responsible Person: Jenna Miller

SMART Objective Name: ILLO in LIS Classes

Focus: Continuous Improvement

Overview: Library faculty use a pretest/posttest assessment strategy. In this process, specific course and/or lesson objectives are assessed. The librarians agreed that a new assessment strategy should be added to determine if students are achieving the overall learning outcome of the courses: Information Literacy.

The librarians agreed in 2013 that for each LIS class, the course project would be the best tool to assess attainment of this learning outcome. For this assessment, the librarians agreed to map project questions to the information literacy competencies described by the college. By scoring 80% or higher on the project questions that map to the competencies, a student will demonstrate attainment of the information literacy learning outcome.

This assessment strategy will be piloted during the Summer 2013 term and go into effect in Fall of 2013.

Santa Fe Mission Statement:

In keeping with our values and goals, Santa Fe College, a comprehensive public institution of higher education serving North Central Florida and beyond, adds value to the lives of our students and enriches our community through excellence in teaching and learning, innovative educational programs and student services, and community leadership and service.

Which of the college's values does this SMART Objective reflect most directly?

Academic excellence, academic freedom, and intellectual pursuit

  • Lifelong learning
  • Assessment, accountability, and improvement

Which of the college's goals does this SMART Objective support most strongly?

  • Educational Programs - Provide learning opportunities and academic support to ensure the highest levels of academic performance.


Program Review Document - March 2014
Program Review Document - December 2014
Program Review Document - December 2015

Learning Outcome and/or Administrative Outcomes Assessment Measure(s) Associated with Outcome Target(s) Associated with Outcome
Cognitive outcome of information literacy learning outcome achievement.

The Course Project will be used to assess student attainment of the Information Literacy learning outcome.

Number of students who score 80% or better on course projects

70% of students who completed LIS classes met the Information Literacy learning outcome.