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Instruction Beyond the Classroom: Rethinking the Typical One Shot: Faculty/Student Feedback

This guide highlights ways my library has gone outside of the traditional one-shot to provide library instruction.

Faculty Survey

At the end of spring semester I send out an annual survey to the faculty that I have either taught classes for in person or any instructors that teach classes that utilize any of my online learning objects.  The survey is only 8-10 questions and I create it using Survey Monkey.  The response rate has varied.  I have done this survey three years and it's ranged from 39 responses the first year to 24 the second and 16 the third.  I do have some repetition of questions year to year so I think some faculty choose to skip it.  

The faculty have the ability to comment on all of the questions and I average 3 comments per question.  Most of the changes I make to my online tools come from this survey.  At the start of every year when the library communicates with faculty I make sure to address their feedback and let them know if I was able to take their suggestions.  

Below are a few sample questions and the responses.

Response 1 (2015 Survey)

With a small library staff we are focusing more on using our online tools such as Text a Librarian and Chat.  We have also shifted to an appointment model rather than walk in for research consultations.  We feel this makes us available to a large percentage of our students and allows for more in depth consultations. 

Answered: 16 
Skipped: 0
 

Answer Choices–

Responses–

–Strongly Agree

56.25%

9

–Agree

31.25%

5

–Neutral

6.25%

1

–Disagree

6.25%

1

–Strongly Disagree

0.00%

0

Total

16

Response 2 (2015 Survey)

What were your students reactions/opinions to the updated Digital Library’s Research Basics Lessons or the online lessons for the Student Success Seminar?

  • Answered: 16 
  • Skipped: 0

Answer Choices–

Responses–

–Positive

50.00%

8

–Neutral

43.75%

7

–Negative

6.25%

1

Total

16

Response 3 (2013 Survey)

Librarian and faculty collaboration on courses and/or assignments adds value. Examples of value might include critical thinking, information literacy and/or overall student success.

  • Answered: 24 
  • Skipped: 0

Answer Choices–

Responses–

–Strongly Agree

95.83%

23

–Agree

4.17%

1

–Neutral

0.00%

0

–Disagree

0.00%

0

–Strongly Disagree

0.00%

0

Total

24

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