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The institution provides (a) student and faculty access and user privileges to its library services and (b) access to regular and timely instruction in the use of the library and other learning/information resources. (Library and learning/information access)
Rationale and Notes
To ensure appropriate use of the library and other learning/information resources, the institution is expected to provide timely and effective access that enables students, faculty, and staff to take full advantage of the learning resources provided by the institution. Furthermore, the institution has a responsibility to provide access to instruction in the use of the library and other learning/ information resources. Access to resources, services, and instruction should address students enrolled at off-campus instructional sites, in distance or correspondence courses, or in evening courses, if applicable. NOTE Information related to assessing the effectiveness of instruction in the use of the library usually would be included in Standard 8.2.c (Student outcomes: academic and student services).
Reference to SACSCOC Documents, If Applicable SACSCOC policy: Distance and Correspondence Education Cross-References to Other Related Standards/Requirements, If Applicable Standard 6.5 (Faculty development) Standard 8.2.c (Student outcomes: academic and student services) CR 11.1 (Library and learning/information resources) CR 12.1 (Student support services)