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  • Teagle consortium senior thesis rubric, Hampshire College
  • Duke University (noteworthy: Resources)
  • Pennsylvania State University (noteworthy: Academic Programs Assessment information)
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (noteworthy: Assessment Resources)
  • Stanford University (noteworthy: Assessment Tools)
  • Syracuse University (noteworthy: Assessment of Student Learning/Materials/Guidelines)
  • University of Virginia (noteworthy: Current and Ongoing Assessment Programs)
  • MISO
    The MISO Survey is a web-based quantitative survey designed to measure how faculty, staff, and students view library and computing services in higher education. Launched in 2005, the MISO Survey has now been administered at forty institutions nationwide. At each participating institution, all faculty and staff are invited to complete the survey, and approximately 700 students are randomly selected for participation in the survey. [The 700 students are selected using a stratified random sampling technique using class year as the strata. Thus, each class year is represented in the sample in the same way it is represented in the entire student population. For example, if 31% of all students are seniors, then 31% of students in the sample will be seniors.

    The MISO Survey measures:
    • Frequency of service use
    • Importance of services
    • Satisfaction with services
    • Perceived service orientation of core service points
    • Level of constituent knowledge about key issues
    • Ownership and use of technology tools
    • Current skill level and desire to learn additional skills
  • ECAR
    2009 Results
    2010 Survey

    The ECAR Study of Students and Information Technology explores student information technology skills and how students use IT on campus, with a particular emphasis on the use of IT in courses. Over 100 institutions have administered the ECAR Study. The study consists of a web-based quantitative survey of undergraduate students. Freshmen and seniors are the focus of the study, as they represent students early in and near the end of their college careers.

    The ECAR Study asks the following research questions:
    • What kinds of information technologies are students using, and with what levels of skill?
    • What do students perceive to be the value and advantages of the use of IT?
    • What is the experience of students with IT in their courses?
    • What obstacles do students face in their use of technology?

    Library and Technology Services uses the data from these surveys to assess how our services and resources meet the needs of the Brandeis community. Results of the surveys are incorporated into our strategic and operational planning.

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