Getting Started with Assessing Student Retention
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)
It’s easy to collect data about our libraries. It’s a lot harder to interpret the data in a way that tells a compelling story. At the 2015 Southeastern Library Assessment Conference Mary O’Kelly shared exciting new data showing a statistically significant positive relationship between library instruction and student retention. This webinar will reveal a fourth year of data from this longitudinal study, including new analysis on persistence to graduation. But was does that really mean and how did we get here? This webinar will focus on a detailed, replicable process for not only collecting data but also using it to answer some pretty important questions about your library services. Mary O’Kelly — who works at an academic library without a dedicated assessment librarian — will share the process and methods used at GVSU, including tips on building a culture of assessment when assessment is distributed across multiple departments. The webinar will include time for Q&A and sharing your own assessment success stories.
About the Presenter:
Mary O’Kelly is an associate librarian and head of instructional services at Grand Valley State University, just 15 minutes east of beautiful Lake Michigan beaches. She is responsible for strategic planning and assessment of library educational activities, including in-class and online teaching, student peer mentoring, and library workshops for faculty and staff. When not reading, writing, and speaking about the relationship between library services and student success, Mary is busy gardening (hostas and garlic are specialties) and baking really good bread.
Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.
To register for the online event
1. Go to registration page: http://goo.gl/eU8LoF
2. Complete and submit the form.
3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions: