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Assessing the FLITE Strategic Plan: 2.1 Explore and implement a “library/learning commons” model in FLITE that balances current and emerging needs and expectations

Formula & Score-at-a-Glance

2.1 Explore and implement a “library/learning commons” model in FLITE that balances current and emerging needs and expectations

 green square equals success 

Formula: Multiple student needs met in one place + library’s extensive hours of service = library learning commons

Process

  • Meet with University administration to come to mutual understanding of what a library learning commons looks like at Ferris and FLITE
  • Meet with library faculty to come to mutual understanding of what a library learning commons looks like at Ferris and FLITE
  • Meet with library staff to come to mutual understanding of what a library learning commons looks like at Ferris and FLITE
  • Appoint a committee to develop a plan and a timeline

Associated Measures

Associated Data

Ethnographic survey of usage on 1st and 2nd floor in preparation for discussions about the Academic Literacies Center moving into FLITE.

Target

Rubrics/Questions Used to Determine Score

  • How many meetings have occurred between library personnel and University administration?
  • How many meetings between library faculty and library staff amongst themselves?
  • Has a process been developed?
  • Is there general agreement between the library and the university?

Results

  • The librarians have had an initial conversation with Provost Blake to learn more about his concept for the Center for Academic Literacies, and possible connections with a learning commons.
  • A committee was established to plan for the development of the Academic Literacies Center in FLITE. A major component of this was the Student Support Center and Writing Center moving into FLITE by Fall 2018. Committee members: Scott Garrison, Paul Blake, Kelly McNeill, Mari Kermit-Canfield, Ann Breitenwischer, Stacy Anderson, Karen Royster-James, David Marquard.
  • The Academic Literacies Center opened Fall 2018.

Data Collector & Frequency

Data Collector(s)

  • Scott Garrison
  • Carrie Donovan
  • Leah Monger
  • [Note: Scott Garrison and Carrie Donovan had left FLITE's employ by Feb. 2019.]