156 · Representative Documents: Regional Accrediting Agency Reports
Texas A&M University
SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation. Comprehensive Standard 3.8.1
Section 3: Comprehensive Standards Standard 3.8.1, Page 8
through the delivery of learning/information resources and through educational outreach
programs aimed at the general public and unaffiliated health care providers of the Central Texas
Examples of Compliance
The examples below demonstrate two facets of MSL’s compliance to the SACS 3.8.1 Standard
to provide facilities and information resources that are appropriate to support TAM HSC
teaching, research, and service mission.
Facility Improvements Based on Comments from LibQUAL+® survey of TAM HSC users
in spring 2009 and 2010:
Additional power outlets
Additional group study rooms constructed
Additional study tables provided
User seating capacity increased by placing collection materials that are also available
electronically in remote storage
Replacement of 100 study chairs with ergonomic chairs chosen by student vote
Painting/refurbishing of all group and individual study rooms
Enhancement of quiet study space with sound barriers
Information Resources Appropriate to Teaching, Research and Service Mission
Benchmarking MSL resources in 2010 against a listing of “Core Resources” developed by the
Association of Academic Health Science Libraries (AAHSL), the MSL owns 95% of the
resources listed [AAHSL Core Electronic Resources Listing].
Supporting Documentation and Evidence:
AAHSL Core Electronic Resources Listing
Comprehensive Standard 3.8.2, Instruction of Library Use
Comprehensive Standard 3.8.3, Qualified Staff
Core Requirement 2.9, Learning Resources and Services
Get It for Me Brochure
TAM HSC Alliance Listing
TAMU-TAM HSC (Texas A&M University -Texas A&M Health Science Center)
Intrasystem Cooperation Contract
Texas Digital Library Website
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