Students demonstrate their grasp of the concepts and skills we teach in library instruction sessions through the successful completion of class assignments. Furthermore, the concepts and skills we teach must be reinforced throughout a program of study; students do not become "information literate" after a single instruction session, and they may not be aware of their new abilities and understandings until they have had an opportunity to apply their learning.
For that reason, our programmatic assessment practices are not designed to prove student mastery of the research process. Instead, our surveys offer us insight into the student and faculty experience of engaging in library instruction, so that we can identify individual and collective strengths and areas for improvement.
Programmatic assessment of our instructional services in FY22 will take the form of: