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This poster describes a yearlong project to assess student learning and engagement in archival instruction sessions using primary source materials held in Augustana College Special Collections. Special Collections staff has taken a four-pronged approach to assessing these sessions: a special test-based assessment project targeting first year students in introductory rhetoric classes (LSFY101), one-minute surveys asking participating students about their experience, comprehensive surveys targeting students and faculty, and in-class worksheets graded against a rubric to determine students’ ability to apply skills learned during the sessions. All data has been quantified and will be used to improve future class sessions.


Presented at the Midwest Archives Conference Annual Meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 29 April 2016.