Date: February 1, 2011
Location: Library, Room 407
Present: Rosann Kelly, Shari Lee, Jeff Olson, Kathy Shelfer, Kristin Szylvian, James Vorbach
Absent: Kevin Rioux
The mid-term report is due to IMLS. A short survey of IMLS students (80) was distributed January 21 with a response date of January 31. Follow up to the non-responders brought the response rate to 65 by the time of this meeting. Further responses are expected. Jeff presented the summary of the questions and comments which are overall positive.
- Faculty to link ALA Competencies with each of their syllabi
- use Albany format (see attachment)
- complete task for Core courses with plan to evaluate effectiveness for systematic planning process, refine and continue with elective courses
DUE (Core courses only): February 8, 2011
- Advisory Groups – review of Accreditation schedule with evidence to be reviewed by Advisory Groups (see revised Accreditation schedule)
- Two Phases
- Phase I (Feb. 15 – Feb. 21, estimated time commitment of 5 hrs)
- Two Phases
Advisory Groups will be provided with background information consisting of:
- Course Objectives with Standards (Core Courses only – see Item 1 above)
- Specialization areas (or Concentrations/Certificates) – courses that are required, highly recommended or suggested for each area
- Description of each Specialization area (or Concentration/Certificate)
In addition, Advisory Groups will be given to review and comment:
- Surveys (Employer, Alumni, Student)
- Focus session and Town Hall scripts
- Phase II (Apr. 5 – Apr. 18 including virtual meeting on Apr. 15, estimated time commitment of 10 hrs)
Advisory Groups will be provided with the following:
- Results of surveys
- Results of focus sessions and Town Hall meetings
Advisory Group will review data and then participate in meeting to discuss results. Meeting will consist of full group followed by break-out time by concentration/certificate.
Summary of commitment by Advisory Group – estimated time is 15 hrs in two phases. The first phase will require review of material and written response. The second phase will require review of material and attendance at a meeting. Attendance can be physical or virtual presence. Meeting is anticipated to be about 4 hrs – 2 hrs dedicated to collaborative discussion with entire Advisory Group and 2 hrs dedicated to discussion by concentration/certificate.
Specialization areas (or Concentrations/Certificates) – time dedicated during meeting for faculty to review courses for each of the proposed concentrations/certificates they are overseeing. Discussion regarding the appropriate number of required courses to allow flexibility while maintaining the integrity of the concentration/certificate. Decision – minimum of 4 courses should be required of each concentration/certificate. (See attachment)
Updated list attached. DUE: ASAP
Shari raised presented two alternatives to the focus of the revised exam format: (1) focus on students mastering the core material or (2) focus on student as professional librarian. Consensus by group was reached on the former with the latter being assessed through the e-portfolio.
Next meeting – scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, 11am-1pm.