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Teaching and Learning: Undergraduates

Library Instruction Impact Study

Purpose statement of the project:
Multi-method quasi-experimental study of potential improvements to participating students’ research skills and attitudes about research tools and processes, as the result of participation in an extended multi-session instructional program.

Specifically, these modules were designed to accomplish three broad objectives:

  • Acclimation to the Research University (UTK) and the Community of Scholarship
  • Physical (and virtual) orientation to the Library, including skills for conducting research using both proprietary information resources (e.g., subscription databases) and freely available informational material on the World Wide Web

Regina Mays, University of Tennessee
Rachel Fleming-May, University of Tennessee
Teresa Walker, University of Tennessee

Pre- and post-session skills testing, rubric-based assessment of student work, including participant and control before-and-after, short free-writing assessment, etc.

Any college or university, with modifications

Modules, organization, and supporting materials designed for UTK

Bridge Program Pre-Instruction Assessment
Bridge Program Week 2 Assessment
Bridge Program Week 3 Assessment
Bridge Program Post-Instruction Assessment