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The Excellence in Course Assessment Award recognizes members of a team in the academic community based on excellence in the use of assessment data to improve student learning. FLITE instruction librarians and Associate Professors, Stay Anderson, Mari Kermit-Canfield, and Kristy Motz have been chosen as recipients of the 2015 Excellence in Course Assessment Team Award.
These librarians were recognized for their ongoing work on an information literacy assessment project. They have established specific and measurable learning outcomes and developed strategies to ensure that Ferris students learn these outcomes. Along with the assessment project, they submitted PILOT 2.0, their online tutorial, and their library instruction in ENGL 150 and READ 176. "They have embraced the Information Literacy national standards," says Roberta Teahen. "They have employed a pre/post-test method for most measurements, and they are consistently reporting their results in Improve (formerly TracDat), which has enabled them to focus their improvement efforts on areas needing the most attention. This team's analysis was complete, thoughtful, and critical."
Anderson is the Distance Education and Instruction Librarian providing reference and instruction for Ferris students and faculty on and off-campus. As Reference and Instruction Librarian, Kermit-Canfield assists library patrons in finding needed materials. She also has a background in music, education, and arts libraries. Known as an excellent resource for information literacy throughout the Ferris community, Motz serves as Library Instruction Coordinator and has taught groups of faculty and students to become more efficient searchers of quality resources and information on the web.