What difference does a library make in student retention, faculty grants and research, or enrollment decisions? As institutions of higher education are challenged to show fiscal responsibility in the face of increasing tuition and student debt loads, academic libraries are developing new metrics to better explain their value to the academic community.
Common core standards= 70% nonfiction by teachers. “effect ... is to drive literature out of the English classroom,” ow.ly/fN16l
"Did you have a good break?" This is one of the questions that we in the Drexel University community will greet each other with when we return to campus or to our virtual classes in January. Whether we've gone back home to spend holiday time with our family members, traveled and toured with old friends or met new ones, or stayed near campus to study and recharge our academic batteries, we're all able to provide a quick assessment of our break time—and hopefully a positive answer to the question. But how do we know so quickly? Typically, because we know what break time is for (our mission), how we hoped to spend our break time (our vision), and what evidence there is of our success (our metrics).
Constructing Excellence is the single organization charged with driving the change agenda in construction.
Effective Teamwork, A Best Practice Guide for the Construction Industry, demonstrates how teamwork can be an important tool in achieving Constructing Excellence objectives.
TRAILS is a federally funded project to create a tool for library media specialists and teachers to assess the information literacy skills of their high school students. TRAILS first went live in spring 2006 and was refined this summer. It is now available in its expanded form.