Reaching all Students
The QEP is designed to help
at NVC with the acquisition of Information Literacy skills. While the initial focus is on FTIC students, Information Literacy skills will be scaffolded and delivered to students in all courses. Some instructors might be Information Literacy content experts, via the Information Literacy Academy or the Train-the-Trainer program, but all students will be taught by instructors with at least some level of training in Information Literacy. Advisors and other staff members will also be Information Literacy trained. Students in high enrollment courses (most of them also core courses) will have intensified Library Information Literacy sessions. These courses include ENGL1301, HIST1301, ARTS1301, STATS1442, and BIOL1308.
The NVC QEP process will involve each student and stakeholder. A college-wide awareness about what the QEP and Information Literacy (in
) is at NVC will ensure that every person is involved. Along with professional development, a
will focus on an element of
each month. Posters, banners, and the website will feature ways to, for example, ethically
Progress to date:
- Convocation 2014 - presentation on in
and handouts from SACSCOC
- Faculty Development Day 2014- presentation on
and surveys for faculty
- Employee Development Day 2014 - speakers from Trinity University introducing concept of Information Literacy and asking each faculty and staff member to consider ways they can help
- QEP Wall August 2014- for students to gain awareness of
- Banners across campus with QEP graphic and QR code leading to more information - ongoing
- Active website - updates, new links for more information literacy information - ongoing
- Include a syllabus statement on all eSyllabus forms - Fall 2016
- Posters on campus with QEP graphic and QR code - ongoing
- T-shirts, water bottle bags, giveaways with QEP graphic - ongoing
- Train advisors to use ePortfolio and help students with functions - fall 2015
- Introduce Information Literacy concepts at New Student orientations - spring 2016
- Develop Student Success Core Team to create action plan for Student Success ePortfolio - May 2015
with Academic Disciplines at chair meetings and at college meetings - ongoing status updates
- Develop workshops for professional development - fall 2015
- Train discipline leaders to build discipline specific rubrics for assessment of Information Literacy skills - fall 2015
- Develop discipline specific Information Literacy modules and training programs for high enrollment courses - fall 2015-2018
Information Literacy Skills into coursework, beginning with SDEV and EDUC courses through Information Literacy Modules (developed by our librarians) - spring 2014
Provide Professional Development
to help grow the skills necessary to support student attainment of Information Literacy skills. To ensure that faculty and staff enthusiastically incorporate the
competencies into the classroom and College environment,
will be offered with varying degrees of commitment. The QEP website will provide training modules, webinars, and offer times and places where face-to-face training sessions will take place.
- Along with workshops, modules, and the Information Literacy Academy, conferences for faculty and staff will be available (ACRL, ALA, LOEX, SACSCOC Summer Institutes) through stipends and incentive grants. Faculty who attend the Information Literacy Academy, or a conference, or participate in Train-the-Trainer sessions will be asked to present at Faculty Development Days and at a proposed NVC Information Literacy Conference (spring 2018).
- Faculty and staff can participate in the
Information Literacy Academy
. This 16-hour course, will offer webinars, online workshops, and face-to-face workshops taught by external speakers as well as the NVC librarians. Employees who do not participate in either the IL Academy of Train-the-Trainer courses will still be able to attend bi-monthly professional development workshops.
- Faculty and staff may enroll in
programs. In these sessions, a small group of faculty will receive intensive Information Literacy training and, in turn, train their colleagues and help deliver Information Literacy library workshops. This approach contributes to the interdepartmental cooperation and communication that is essential for the success of this plan. This 8 hour training program will be taught by NVC library faculty and staff and external content experts. Instructors and staff completing this program will help assist in the flipped classroom teaching approach to discipline specific Information Literacy sessions (high enrollment courses - ENGL 1301 ARTS 1301, HIST 1301, STATS and BIOL1308).
- Faculty and staff development will be offered twice a month throughout the fall and spring. Online workshops, training sessions with the Student Success Core team, webinars, the Library research guide, and a repository of Best Practices will be available for all faculty and staff.
- Intensive training for pilot instructors and targeted training for scaffolded course modules (ENGL, HIST, STAT, BIOL, and ARTS) is available.
- Faculty Development days will also feature Information Literacy Workshops
Information Literacy Library Sessions
will be scaffolded to help students as they move through the curriculum. In the SDEV/EDUC courses, modules are already focused on helping students
ind and ethically
se information. As students move into ENGL, HIST, BIOL, ARTS, and STATS courses, the modules will be more discipline specific and focus on evaluation and synthesis skills as well. Modules will be developed with input from content experts. Modules for the sessions will be aligned to our Student Learning Outcomes and be interactive. This is a move away from the "one and done" model of library instruction. This will allow for more student-to-content interaction. The modules for each discipline are designed to help students gain Information Literacy skills through multiple points of contact across the disciplines and are taught as a part of the flipped classroom model.
. Staff members, such as
, will help students with Information Literacy skills by reminding them at advising sessions about the importance of keeping an ePortfolio. Students will manage, evaluate, and synthesize information about the use of college and student services through the development of an ePortfolio. The QEP Director will ensure the following takes place:
- Monthly meetings with Student Success Core team
- Development of College Services Core Team
- Staff specific training and workshops available
established at several points during the start of the QEP:
- Information Literacy skills pre-test for FTIC students
- Assessment process designed to look for Information Literacy skills in student work and on assignments
- CCSSE/CCFSSE questions
- ePortfolio checks
- Tracking Library visits
- Tracking Skill lab visits
To assess the effectiveness of the NVC QEP, students will take an
Information Literacy skills test
within the first week or two in their foundational course (EDUC1300/SDEV). The majority of these students are FTIC. The students who take the pre-test will be tracked and asked to complete a post-test after having completed 30+ hours of course work. Students being asked to take the post-test will be offered priority registration after completion of the test. Spring 2015, the initial pilot semester, was a success in that over 300 students voluntarily took the pre-test. This allowed for validation of the test, assessment of reliability, and time for needed modifications. Beginning in fall 2015, scores from the pre-and post-test will be used to establish baseline Information Literacy levels from which improvement may be measured. Students who took the test after being in a course that included an Information Literacy librarian taught section will be tracked to see how they compare with typical success and retention numbers from students in classes without this course.
To assess assignments and student work to see if Information Literacy skills are being enhanced:
- A baseline will be established by use of a pretest in the SDEV/EDUC courses and subsequent use of an assessment rubric. Both student work and corresponding assignments will be assessed
- A core team of assessment professionals will be trained to assess for a five year period of time. This will allow the QEP assessment process to have more consistency and produce more valid numbers
- Scaffolded training and assessment training will build on foundational work
Develop a grass-roots approach
to the creation of in-house, discipline
specific materials that are targeted to the NVC population:
- Ask faculty to lead the charge to develop rubrics that speak to their disciplinary needs
- Create modules that relate to the NVC student population
- Develop a bank of assignments and teaching methodologies like the flipped classroom
- Commit to helping students with ePortfolios across the College
- Create buy-in by honoring needs of specific areas and disciplines
- Identify QEP Liaisons in all disciplines to work on Core Assessment Team and lead discipline specific rubric design
Pilot year - Development of generic rubric by assessment team
Development of discipline specific rubrics
Year 1 - Continued refinement and development of rubric in disciplines (Assess for practice spring 2016)
Years 2 - 5 - Full assessment - adjust as needed
Community and Stakeholder support
is a major priority for the QEP. The NVC Business Leader Coaching program will grow and students who participate in these classes may be tracked for success and retention data collection.
Include our constituents - the community, business leaders, etc and introduce ePortfolios.
- Keep the web site updated with information about our QEP successes and challenges and actions plans
- Recruit a community or business partner to take part in assessment day
- Scale up the NVC Business Leader program to help students with job skills and managing their Information Literacy needs.
are planned for the end of each assessment measure. All areas of the College participate in annual planning and review to ensure continuous improvement. The Academic areas engage in strategic review at the August Faculty Development Day session. Broad based assessment and interventions to assure measures are successful are a key strategy of the NVC QEP.