Subject Guides

These pages are designed to organize a collection of resources useful for Instruction Librarians.

Faculty Liaisons -- Librarian Liaisons

Institutional Foundations

I. WASC 2013 Handbook for Accreditation

2.2a Baccalaureate programs engage students in an integrated course of study of sufficient breadth and depth to prepare them for work, citizenship, and life-long learning. These programs ensure the development of core competencies including, but not limited to, written and oral communication, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, and critical thinking. In addition, baccalaureate programs actively foster creativity, innovation, an appreciation for diversity, ethical and civic responsibility, civic engagement, and the ability to work with others. Baccalaureate programs also ensure breadth for all students in cultural and aesthetic, social and political, and scientific and technical knowledge expected of educated persons. Undergraduate degrees include significant in-depth study in a given area of knowledge (typically described in terms of a program or major).

GUIDELINE: The institution has a program of General Education that is integrated throughout the curriculum, including at the upper division level, together with significant in-depth study in a given area of knowledge (typically described in terms of a program or major).

II. Habits of Mind: Core Competencies: Information, Evaluation and Research Practices

Learning Goal: Through the core curriculum, students will gain an understanding of the standards by which information is evaluated in society. Students will learn to judge the authenticity, validity, reliability, and originality of the sources of information they use. They will be able to do the research necessary to weigh evidence objectively in traditional and electronic formats.

Learning Outcomes: With increasing proficiency, students will

  1. Develop search strategies and use library catalogs and databases to find relevant material; and
  2. Critically evaluate sources; and
  3. Integrate and cite evidence appropriately. In addition, students will
  4. Understand the concept of intellectual property and practice academic honesty.

III. Undergraduate Institutional Learning Outcomes (link coming soon!)

IV.Graduate Institutional Learning Outcomes

Scholarly Research and Information Literacy

The student

-- understands when information or research is needed;

-- acquires and critically evaluates data, information, and research appropriate for the field;

-- makes appropriate and ethical use of data, information, and research in projects, papers or performances.

First Year Information, Evaluation and Research Practice Courses

Link to documents that identify: Program Learning Outcomes, Designated Courses with IERP Learning Outcomes, Assignment(s) with IERP components, How the IERP is being integrated into Teaching & Learning, Assessment of IERP Learning Outcomes

SMC Program Learning Outcomes

I. FYAC

a. Exercises

II. English 004

III. English 005

Undergraduate Information, Evaluation and Research Practices Courses

Writing In the Disciplines Designated Course List

Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines

Link to documents that identify: Program Learning Outcomes, Designated Courses with IERP Learning Outcomes, Assignments with IERP components, How the IERP is being integrated into Teaching & Learning, Assessment of IERP Learning Outcomes

SMC Program Student Learning Outcomes

I. School of Economics and Business Administration

Accounting
Business Administration
Economics

 

II. School of Liberal Arts

Anthropology
Art and Art History
Classical Languages
Communication
History
Integral Program
International Area Studies
Kinesiology
Leadership & Organizational Studies
Liberal & Civic Studies
Liberal Education for Arts Professionals
Modern Languages
Performing Arts: Dance, Music & Theatre
Philosophy
Politics
Theology & Religious Studies
Sociology
Studies for Multilingual Students
Women's and Gender Studies

III. School of Science

Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Education (Montessori Thought)
3+2 Engineering
Environmental Science & Studies
Health Science
Math & Computer Science
Nursing
Physics & Astronomy
Psychology

Graduate Scholarly Research and Information Literacy

Link to documents that identify: Program Learning Outcomes, Designated Courses with SRIL Learning Outcomes, Assignments with SRIL components, How the SRIL is being integrated into Teaching & Learning, Assessment of SRIL Learning Outcomes

SMC Program Student Learning Outcomes

I. School of Economics and Business Administration

II. Kalmanovitz School of Education

Instruction for the literature review: Session 1, 2, 3, 4

a. Teacher Education: Multiple Subject (LOs), Single Subject (LOs), Special Eduation (LOs), Early Childhood (LOs), Montessori (LOs), TESOL (LOs), Teachers for Tomorrow (LOs) and Saturday Seminar Programs (LOs).

b. Leadership: Teaching Leadership (LOs), Educational Administration (LOs) and Education Leadership Programs (LOs). EdD (LOs)

c. Graduate Counseling (LOs): Career Counseling (LOs), College Student Services (LOs), MFT/LPCC (LOs), School Counseling (LOs) and School Psychology Programs (LOs)

III. School of Liberal Arts

IV. School of Science

Pedagogical Foundations

Here we can collect resources on pedagogies.

Instructional Design

Educause Learning Initiatives. (February 2012). 7 things you should know about... flipped classrooms.

Active Learning Activities
Technology Tools
Assessment Tools

Classroom Assessmet Techniques Cornell University [Sample of how to organize tools; click on details under items listed]

Annotated bibliography assessement (we probably should put folders in google doc that contain both the assignment and the rubric)

Full report assessment with 2 pt IL assessment included (2a & 7) Classroom

Assessment Projects

Assessment in Action -- EW

Instruction Statistics

Instruction Sessions Data Collection Station

~ New! For subject specific FYAC, record using appropriate subject code.

2013-14 Annual Report (link coming)

Instructional Practices Reading Room

PEW Faculty Teaching and Learning Center. (2013). Improving your lecturing.

Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Minnesota. (n.d.). Desigining smart lectures.

Bok, D. (n.d.). Twenty ways to make lectures more participatory. Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University.

Delivering a lecture.(pg. 131-139) In Davis, B. G. (1993). Tools for teaching (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Documentation Templates

Learning Outcomes Template

Lesson Plan Template (Josh Rose Template)

Rubric Template

Credo - ICLMs

[Project Description]

[Links to resources]

Credo - Literati

[Program Description]

[Links to resources]

Maps & Directories

Mailing Address

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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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