Questionnaire for Faculty
The University Libraries will create a
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
Date Library Impact Statement is
Faculty Member, Department and College:
Name of the new course proposed:
Main subject areas to be covered by the
On campus or distance learning?
Interdisciplinary course? Yes No
What other departments are involved, if any?
Required for any major? Yes No
Part of the General Education program? Yes
Supplementary resources you expect to use in
Coursepaks Reserves E-reserves Other
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.
Date returned to Faculty:
Librarian Completing Assessment:
- the suitability of existing
- the new resources required to
support the program;
- the information skills
education required by the students; and
- the funds needed for library
materials and services.
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
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?