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development activity, category (e.g., leadership development, recognition and awards), number of faculty, source of
funds and amount distributed per year. Library faculty constitution and bylaws. Library faculty curriculum committee
responsibilities, teaching assessment methods, teaching workshops, professional development funds for teaching
and innovative practices. Library faculty professional association membership and offices held, journal editorship and
editorial board membership.
The accrediting agency made no recommendations specific to the library.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
Areas in which the library “complies, shines, or needs to improve” for the following categories: Purpose &Scope
Information Resources &Services Facilities &Access Personnel &Management Planning &Evaluation.
Update collection development policies. Better integrate and evaluate library instruction with courses and student
learning outcomes. Expand assessment efforts. Better training of reference desk employees.
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
An explanation of how the library supports teaching, learning, and research in ways supportive of the university’s
mission and goals information about resources and services, facilities and access, personnel and management, and
planning and evaluation, together with supporting documentation.
No library-specific recommendations were made.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Core Requirements 2.9 -Learning Resources and Services. The institution, through ownership or formal arrangements
or agreements, provides and supports student and faculty access and user privileges to adequate library collections as
well as to other learning/information resources consistent with the degrees offered. These collections and resources
are sufficient to support all its educational, research, and public service programs. 3.8 Library and Other Learning
Resources. 3.8.1 The institution provides facilities and learning/information resources that are appropriate to support its
teaching, research, and service mission. (Learning/information resources). 3.8.2 The institution ensures that users have
access to regular and timely instruction in the use of the library and other learning/information resources. (Instruction
of library use). 3.8.3 The institution provides a sufficient number of qualified staff—with appropriate education or
experiences in library and/or other learning/information resources—to accomplish the mission of the institution.
(Qualified staff).
The Libraries were compliant. There were no recommendations.
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