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Faculty Resources: Student Success

MCCCD Governing Board Outcome Statement

“Students will demonstrate post-secondary competencies in communication (writing, speaking, listening), reading, the humanities, science, critical thinking, problem solving, computer and information literacy, and mathematics.”

Contacts

For more information about instruction sessions and ideas, contact your college’s faculty librarian below:

CGCC:  Kim Chuppa-Cornell
   480.732.7022
EMCC:  Jennifer Wong
    623.935.8091
GCC:  Dede Elrobeh
   623.845.3108
GWCC: Lili Kang
   602.286.8461
MCC:   Marjorie Leta
   480.461.7663  
PVCC: 
Sheila Afnan-Manns
    602.787.6691 or
Kande Mickelsen

    602.787.6692
PC:      Ann Roselle
   602.285.7549
RIO:  Janelle Underhill
   480.516.8281
SCC:   Danielle Carlock
    480.425.6765
SMCC: Lora Largo
   602.243.8345

Further Reading

Student success and the role of information literacy

Information literacy plays a key role in student academic success. Library-based assignments are a great way to enforce and develop important concepts and skills addressed in student success courses.  Library instruction and information literacy assignments for self exploration, library exploration, and career exploration integrate easily into student success courses.

See the examples below and contact your librarian to customize an assignment for your class.

Self Exploration

Developing self awareness is an important skill that shapes many aspects of students’ personal and academic lives. Library-based activities and assignments can support students’ self-assessment and goal setting work while learning important information literacy skills. Students can identify areas of personal growth and research a variety of materials to help them develop action plans and related projects/presentations.

Self Exploration lessons can address the following competencies:

  • Identify preferred learning style and describe it's relationship to teaching and learning strategies. (CPD150)
  • Identify and apply time-management strategies. (CPD150)
  • Identify and utilize interpersonal communication skills, note-taking strategies, test-taking strategies, and strategies to improve memory. (CPD150)
  • Identify and implement time-management strategies. (AAA115)
  • Identify and use effective study strategies that support success. (AAA115)

Library Exploration

Many students never use an academic library unless required to for a class. Library-based activities and assignments can help students feel comfortable and confident using the library and knowing where to go for help when needed. In addition, students can begin to develop information literacy skills critical for making the transition from high school to college.

Library Exploration lessons can address the following competencies:

  • Identify and describe campus student support resources. (CPD150)
  • Describe college terminology and identify campus support resources. (AAA115)
  • Connect with other students, faculty, staff, and the campus. (AAA115)

Career Exploration

Helping students identify their purpose for being in college is an important aspect of student success. Library-based activities and assignments can connect students with career-related assessment tools and current information on job outlooks and trends. Students can gather, evaluate, and synthesize their findings into projects and presentations.

Career Exploration lessons can address the following competencies:

  • Describe current occupational trends and outlooks. (CPD150)
  • Utilize career planning resources. (CPD150)

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