Presented at: 11th Annual Outcomes and Assessment Conference
The Whole Picture - One Library’s Assessment Activities
See how the University of North Texas used strategic planning and university accreditation efforts to identify each and every assessment activity in their libraries. By representing it visually, you can easily show staff and stakeholders how these assessment activities fit into the overall strategic goals of the school.
In this session:
- Attendees will be able to identify all of their library’s assessment activities
- Attendees will be able to create a visual representation of unit assessments
- Attendees will learn examples of value research
Assessment should pervade every single academic department of a college, and every staff person has a part to play. In preparing for a new library strategic plan, and for campus SACS reaccreditation, the University of North Texas took the opportunity to identify exactly what assessments are being done, no matter how internal they may seem. A newly formed Assessment Workgroup in the UNT Libraries identified qualitative and quantitative assessments being performed for both internal and external bodies, and mapped them to demonstrate to employees everything the library does to improve service quality, make workflows more efficient, and improve education for students. This presentation will describe our strategic goals related to assessment, show how the library fits into campus assessment activities, and display visually the activities we undertake. Special attention will be paid to examples of value research initiatives where we are trying to correlate activities to student and faculty success, and the process we undertook identifying and standardizing our output measures.