Recent Trends of the Assessment of Academic Library Services in the Context of American Regional Accreditation Standards

미국의 대학평가인정기준에 나타나는 대학도서관 평가기준의 최근 경향

  • 서혜란 (신라대학교 정보관리학부 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2004.12.06
  • Accepted : 2004.12.18
  • Published : 2004.12.01


American Academic Accreditation System was reviewed. Current accreditation standards of the six regional accreditation associations were analysed with reference to the evaluation of academic libraries. That analysis was led to the recognition of some trends; mission and goal based assessment, qualitative evaluation, emphasis on the student learning outcomes, emphasis on the teaching role of academic librarians, distance education, and less prescriptive text. Some suggestions were made for revision of the Korean academic accreditation standards related to libraries.

미국의 대학평가인정제를 개관하였다. 그리고 2000년을 전후하여 대폭적으로 개정된 여섯 개 지역별 대학평가 인정기준을 대학도서관에 대한 평가기준을 중심으로 분석하였다. 그 결과 여섯 가지 특징적 변화 경향을 파악 하였다. 즉 목적 기반의 평가, 성과 중심의 정성적 평가, 학생의 학습성과 강조, 도서관의 가르치는 역할 강조, 원격교육 서비스 강화, 그리고 규범성과 구체성의 후퇴가 그것이다. 연구자는 이러한 최신 경향에 대한 이해를 바탕으로 우리나라의 대학평가기준 중 도서관 관련 평가항목이 지향해야 할 방향을 제안하였다.



Supported by : 신라대학교


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