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Adapting and Using Instruction Proficiencies to Encourage Reflection, Goal Setting and Professional Development

TitleAdapting and Using Instruction Proficiencies to Encourage Reflection, Goal Setting and Professional Development
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHussong-Christian, U
Volume6
Pagination160–172
Date Publishedfeb
Type of ArticleArticle
ISSN1933-5954
Keywordsinstruction competencies, instruction proficiencies, library instruction
AbstractLibrarians at Oregon State University undertook a teaching competency project to lay the foundation for practices that improve teaching by adapting the core teaching proficiencies in the ACRL Standards for Proficiencies for Instruction Librarians and Coordinators. This article describes one model for locally adapting those proficiencies, the Oregon State University Libraries (OSUL) Framework for Teaching Excellence. This framework promotes reflection on, goal setting for, and professional development around teaching. The project team utilized a survey to determine the proficiency categories most valued by OSUL instruction librarians. The development and inclusion of context material for each proficiency category included in the OSUL Framework encourages use of the document in the intended way. Also included in the document are specific use guidelines for three stakeholder groups: library faculty with teaching responsibilities, supervisors, and faculty involved in the tenure process.
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1957/37249