Initial Assessment:  Following a districtwide assessment by library faculty of the Innovation Interfaces’ 2001 Millennium integrated library system (ILS) used by the four Los Rios colleges, a recommendation was made and accepted to transition to the next generation Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra Library System.  The transition was completed in 2015 and is meeting library needs.

Plans:

  1. Continue support of the current Sierra Library System for all four colleges.
    1. Lead(s): College library faculty and deans
    2. Funding Resources: Existing resources
    3. College and District Roles: DOIT Production Services will provide technical support to keep the LIS operational.  College library faculty and staff manage the administration and functionality of ILS features.
  2. Ongoing assessment to ensure ILS is meeting college needs.
    1. Lead(s): College library faculty and deans
    2. Funding Resources: Existing resources
    3. College and District Roles: College library faculty and staff will monitor Sierra Library System to ensure it meets student and faculty needs and to anticipate any future changes that need to be made.

Indicators of Success:

  1. ILS meets Los Rios library needs to effectively and securely manage patron information, acquisitions and collection holdings, circulation functionality, and reporting.

Tutoring

Initial Assessment: The number of online course offerings and student enrollments in online courses throughout the district are increasing and students are increasingly depending on online modalities to receive support services to meet academic needs without additional student costs for online materials.  The colleges are required to provide parity in the services offered regardless of course modality.  Online tutoring is currently offered at all Los Rios colleges.  The colleges recently joined the state’s Online Education Initiative (OEI) and now have access to additional tutoring options for students.

Plans:

  1. Review current online tutoring services offered by colleges and those tutoring services available through OEI to determine best options for services at reasonable cost.  Select and implement any new service choices.  Continue to regularly track online tutoring service use so that services can expand as needed.
    1. Lead(s): College instruction leaders
    2. Funding Resources: College discretionary and/or categorical funds as appropriate
    3. College and District Roles: Colleges will select online tutoring services, DOIT will provide- district-level technical support to implement and maintain the services, district and/or college research offices design and administer student survey and research student success outcomes.

Indicators of Success:

Distance education students report in district-wide student survey that they have access to online tutoring and are satisfied with the services they receive.