When looking at all of CSN’s initiatives, projects, and goals across the campus, student success is the most prominent and most important. Everything the college does is to help our students succeed in their classes, their degrees, and future careers. So in order to make sure that those success initiatives are known, CSN hosted a “Student Success Data Summit” on Friday, April 21.
The summit was made up of faculty and administration from all over CSN, including our CSN librarians! After hearing from the office of Institutional Research about current data on persistence rates and more, CSN librarians spoke on a panel to share the various projects they had worked on.
One such imitative, the “Embedded Library Project” was advanced by eLearning Librarian Stephanie Espinoza. Stephanie becomes “embedded” in various online courses based on faculty requests so that students can have direct access to a librarian in Canvas to assist them with research and citations for upcoming assignments.
The library’s Assessment Team leader Ted Chodock was there to speak on the big picture of data initiatives, such as the importance of tying what we’ve have found so far to CSN’s institutional goals. This can bring about some challenges, but also helps us think about the best ways to measure success.
Instruction Team leader Caprice Roberson came to discuss the English 101/102 Model Course that was created for adjunct English instructors to use if they desire, with built-in library resources as a major part of the course.
The best part of the panel, however, was getting to hear from CSN students themselves and how the various initiatives actually impacted their work and their lives.
For more information about CSN Libraries’ assessment projects, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org