SPEC Kit 330: Library Contribution to Accreditation  · 161
Texas A&M University
SACS Reaffirmation of Accreditation. Comprehensive Standard 3.8.2
Section 3: Comprehensive Standards Standard 3.8.2, Page 5
Table 3.8.2.1 2009 MSL Instructional Program compared to AAHSL National Mean
Group
Presentations
Participants
in Group
Presentations
Online
Tutorials
Outreach
Programs
MSL 481 3,886 38 20
AAHSL Mean 211 2,654 26 25
Effectiveness of Library Instructional Programs
MSL faculty in 2009 conducted a random sampling of TAM HSC students that participated in
the in-class instruction sessions. Participants were asked to rate, on a 5 point scale, the
effectiveness of the session. Table 3.8.2.2 documents the findings of these surveys. Most
notably, MSL in-class session efforts left students feeling that the information presented was
helpful and left them feeling more confident about using the library’s information resources.
Table 3.8.2.2 2009 MSL In-Class Instruction Survey Results
Category Question
Mean
Score
Content The amount of information presented was sufficient 4.2
The information presented will be helpful to me 4.2
Delivery I could see and hear the instructor clearly 4.4
The instructor effectively presented the information 4.2
The instructor encouraged questions/interaction 4.3
The instructor showed interest and enthusiasm 4.5
Overall The quality of the session was excellent 4.0
I would attend another session in the future 3.6
I feel more confident using the library's resources 4.1
Examples of Compliance
The examples below demonstrate two facets of MSL’s compliance to the SACS 3.8.2 Standard.
The first three examples list MSL’s efforts to provide timely and regular instruction. The two
remaining examples illustrate MSL’s endeavors to provide access to instruction of the library’s
resources and services that go beyond the pale of classroom instruction.
Timely and Regular Instruction
Open Houses and Fairs
At the beginning Fall Term, MSL sponsors an Open House at its College Station facility.
MSL collaborates with various TAM HSC units and resource vendors.
Informational material [MSL Open House], pertinent URL addresses, library tours,
promotional materials and incentive prizes are offered.
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