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Pacific University Libraries Strategic Plan: Community

Convene Community. Provide spaces and facilitate programs for the community broadly or for specific populations that support intellectual or professional development, generate engagement with diverse ideas, or promote inclusion.


Convene Community: Strategic Initiatives

Develop faculty learning communities to focus on specific pedagogical problems and issues

  • Lead Department/Individual: CETCI
  • Timeline: Piloted in FY18-19. Implementation in FY19-20.
  • Resources: Existing staff and budget. Program will be expanded when new faculty development staff is hired as outlined in “Embracing Curricular Innovation: Preliminary Proposal For Expanding CETCI Programming to Include Support for High-Impact Pedagogical Practices”
  • Assessment: Attendance; Participant Feedback

Develop orientation and support programs on teaching and learning from new faculty and adjuncts

  • Lead Department/Individual: CETCI
  • Timeline: Develop and pilot a new faculty learning community in FY19-20. Begin full implementation of learning community in FY20-21. Other components of the plan are dependent on funding as outlined in the “Embracing Curricular Innovation: Preliminary Proposal For Expanding CETCI Programming to Include Support for High-Impact Pedagogical Practices” and will be implemented within three academic years of that proposal being accepted.
  • Resources: Full implementation requires additional staffing as outlined in “Embracing Curricular Innovation: Preliminary Proposal For Expanding CETCI Programming to Include Support for High-Impact Pedagogical Practices” 
  • Assessment: Attendance; participant feedback; feedback from Deans and Directors; new faculty retention rate

Develop a University-wide faculty mentoring program

  • Lead Department/Individual: CETCI
  • Timeline: Initiative requires additional staffing as outlined in “Embracing Curricular Innovation: Preliminary Proposal For Expanding CETCI Programming to Include Support for High-Impact Pedagogical Practices” and will be implemented within two years of that proposal being funded.
  • Resources: Requires new staffing and funding as outlined in  “Embracing Curricular Innovation: Preliminary Proposal For Expanding CETCI Programming to Include Support for High-Impact Pedagogical Practices” 
  • Assessment: Participant feedback

Increase the range of student employment opportunities in the Libraries that provide professional development opportunities for students and meet Libraries service needs

  • Lead Department/Individual: Library Steering Team
  • Timeline: Assessment of current positions and identification of new departmental needs/position types, FY19-20
  • Resources: Funding for new student positions (identified through reallocation or new operational/endowment funds)
  • Assessment: Any need for new positions identified and funding secured by FY20-21

Identify new student positions within Libraries advisory or steering groups to provide a consistent student voice in Libraries planning

  • Lead Department/Individual: Dean of University Libraries/ Library Steering Team
  • Timeline: Assessment/identification of opportunities, FY19-20; New student roles launched, FY20-21
  • Resources: LST time
  • Assessment: Student roles identified and students successfully recruited; students report positive experience in steering/advisory groups

Convene Community: Core Activities

  1. Create employment opportunities for students and ensure student assistants are well-trained in accordance with best practices
  2. Provide opportunities for continuous skill development and learning by Libraries staff and faculty
  3. Maintain a comprehensive suite of professional development activities for teaching and learning with technology
  4. Create opportunities for faculty to critically evaluate the effectiveness of learning technologies and strategies in the classroom and develop the scholarship of teaching and learning
  5. Create exhibits that highlight and contextualize Pacific’s unique collections, and/or bring broader recognition to issues of diversity and global citizenship
  6. Create and sustain external collaborations that increase access to knowledge for our local and global communities