SMART Planning Objective 2010 - 2011

Division/Planning unit: Academic Affairs
Department/Program: Library
Responsible Person: Nance Lempinen-Leedy

SMART Objective Name: LIS1000 Course Development

Focus: Continuous Improvement

Overview: Library faculty determined that many students struggle with basic library skills such as identifying, locating and selecting appropriate information resources. In addition, many students are in need of a one-credit hour class without flags for reading or writing. These students would benefit from information literacy instruction.

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

  • Open Access
  • 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.

SMART OBJECTIVE

Program Review Document (submitted March 2014)

Learning Outcome and/or Administrative Outcomes Assessment Measure(s) Associated with Outcome Target(s) Associated with Outcome
Administrative outcome of development of new course for the instruction of information literacy skills

Ongoing meetings of library faculty to develop and review completeness of course content and relevancy of course modules.

Approval of LAS Curriculum Committee

One-credit course to include lessons on library basics, types of information, the research topic, the search for information, identification of relevant information and ethical and legal use of information. Library faculty will reach consensus that lessons plans and assessment will engage students appropriately in the learning process and lead to high levels of mastery of learning outcomes. Class will be completed by September 1, 2011.