An ACRL e-Learning Online Course
October 20-November 7, 2014
As accreditors increasingly stress integrated planning, outcomes assessment, and data-driven decision making as criteria for accreditation, librarians are asked to demonstrate their contributions to institutional outcomes. This course will assist librarians in preparing for accreditation and will take a “how to do it” approach with an emphasis on compiling evidence, writing persuasive self-study documents, and creating long-term plans as part of and aligned with institutional accreditation efforts.
This course will introduce participants to the concepts of integrated planning, outcomes assessment, evidence, and data-driven decision making and their importance in current accreditation standards. Next, the course will introduce regional accreditation standards and teach participants to analyze standards for the implications for libraries. Finally, the course will present strategies for compiling evidence, writing persuasive self-study documents, and creating long-range plans for outcomes, assessment and integrated planning.
Understand the concepts of integrated planning, outcomes assessment, evidence and data-driven decision-making and their importance in current accreditation standards.
Be able to analyze a set of accreditation standards in order to identify the implications for the library and be familiar with regional accreditation standards, as well as any specialty standards, relevant to their setting.
Be able to create a plan to prepare for a future accreditation report or visit.
ACRL member: $135
ALA member: $175