New COURSE Proposal

Library Questionnaire for Faculty

The University Libraries will create a Library Impact Statement for use when new courses are proposed. Our objective is to work with faculty to evaluate the needs of new courses in advance of their adoption.

Please complete the brief questionnaire below and return to the Library Subject Selector or Collection Development Manager AT LEAST ONE WEEK before you intend to submit the course offering proposal to your college curriculum committee. We will return an Impact Statement in time for you to submit with your course offering form.

Date Library Impact Statement is needed:__________________________

Faculty Member, Department and College: _________________________

Name of the new course proposed: ________________________________

Main subject areas to be covered by the course: _____________________________________________________________

On campus or distance learning? Interdisciplinary course? Yes No

What other departments are involved, if any? _______________________

Required for any major? Yes No Which?__________________________

Part of the General Education program? Yes No

Supplementary resources you expect to use in the course:

Coursepaks Reserves E-reserves Other (specify)_________________

Will your students be conducting research in the course? Yes No

At what level of intensity?

 

What are the critical journals, monographs and electronic resources in the field that we must have in order to support this course or program?

 

 

THANK YOU. PLEASE RETURN TO THE LIBRARY AT LEAST ONE WEEK BEFORE YOU INTEND TO SUBMIT THE COURSE OFFERING FORMS TO YOUR COLLEGE CURRICULUM COMMITTEE.


LIBRARY IMPACT STATEMENT

LIBRARIANS' ASSESSMENT

 

Program:

 

Department, College:

 

Faculty Member:

 

Date returned to Faculty:

 

Librarian Completing Assessment: __________________________________________________

 

Assessment of:

1. Summary of existing library holdings in relevant subject categories, including supporting collections from HELIN. Amount of money now allocated in the program area.

2. Does URI have the essential journals as noted in the Faculty Questionnaire?

3. What new resources are required to support the program (including media, computing, or other nonprint materials)?

4. What information mastery sessions will be required for the students?

5. What is the approximate cost to acquire the materials necessary? Which of these will be continuing costs?