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ERIC Number: EJ957686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Using LibQUAL+[R] Survey Results to Document the Adequacy of Services to Distance Learning Students for an Accreditation Review
Lewis, Janice S.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v5 n3 p83-104 2011
Accreditation is critical to the viability of institutions of higher education. Each of the six regional groups that accredit two- and four-year institutions has standards specifically addressing online or distance learning. In general, these standards require institutions to show that distance learners have adequate access to appropriate library resources and to library instruction, and that library resources and services are regularly and systematically evaluated. The LibQUAL+[R] survey developed by the Association of Research Libraries is one tool academic libraries can use to demonstrate compliance with accreditation standards relating to distance learning. A methodology for using LibQUAL+[R] results to document compliance in this area is described and applied. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina