2004 Northwest Accreditation Review
The Accreditator Super Challenge
Week Five - Answers
|Challenge:||50 pts||What are the four strategic goals of the library?||-Continue to improve the quality and relevancy of the collection|
-Enhance access to the information resources
-Provide a comprehensive instruction program
-Augment the library's budget
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||What are the five significant changes that have been made in the library since 1994 to enhance access to information resources?||A full range of library services is now available at the WSU-Davis Information Commons.|
Off-campus access to electronic resources was significantly improved and simplified with the installation of the EZProxy software.
An electronic reserve system was implemented.
More than 65 additional computers have been placed in public areas.
Library hours have been increased to 105 hours per week.
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||The library receives operating funds from what three sources?||Education & General Monies allocated to WSU|
State Monies allocated to UALC Gifts
|Bonus 2:||10 pts||The Northwest Commission oversees regional accreditation for how many institutions?||157|
|Challenge:||50 pts||What are the three most important information technology support resources?||Highly qualified professional staff.|
Quality of the data/telephone network.
Utah Education Network.
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||What are the eight strengths of the Information Technology Division?||
Qualified, dedicated and motivated staff.
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||What is the current preferred method of providing journal articles, newspapers and reference material to library patrons?||Electronic Full-Text|
|Challenge:||50 pts||What are the six functional areas by which the library is organized?||Systems & Access Services|
Bibliographic Services Collection
Reference & Information Services
Archives & Special Collections
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||What are the IT Division's goals for 2002-04?||Provide effective guidance and support for continued technology evolution.|
Ensure a solid technology base for teaching, research and public service.
Achieve maximum benefits for our community from emerging technologies.
Implement effective strategies to improve IT Division service and performance.
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||Stewart Library is open approximately how many hours per week?
||75 or 105 depending on which branch|
|Bonus 3:||10 pts||The Northwest Commission decision-making body consists of how many Commissioners?||26|
|Challenge:||50 pts||In 2003, what were the six information technology support departments in the Information Technology Division?||CIO Office|
Systems & Network Management
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||What were the results from interviews conducted, with regard to the library, in 1998-99 and again in 2001-02 with over 200 students?||90% of the students interviewed in 98/99 and over 93% of the students interviewed in 01/02 said they were satisfied with both the assistance they received and the resources available to them indicated strong satisfaction with library resources and services.|
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||The total number of desktop computers increased how many from 1993-2003?
|Bonus 2:||10 pts||On the 2004 calendar for the self-study, what is Kathleen Lukken scheduled to do on August 23rd?||Mail the self-study to the evaluation team|
|Challenge:||50 pts||The Commission's 1999 Regular Interim Report stated that: "Much has been done to improve the Stewart Library since both the 1994 and 1996 visits." Improvements were clearly evident in three areas, what were they?
|Super Challenge:||100 pts||Information Technology is responsible for what eight university-wide information technology support areas?||
|Bonus 1:||10 pts||In any given year what percent of library faculty and staff attend conferences, workshops and seminars?||Over 93%|