Learning Resources 4-13

4-7

Learning Resources

4-7 Instructional aids and equipment, and institutional library holdings must include or provide access to a diversified collection of current dental, dental hygiene and multidisciplinary literature and references necessary to support teaching, student learning needs, service, research and development. There must be a mechanism for program faculty to periodically review and select current titles and instructional aids for acquisition.

Intent:

The acquisition of knowledge, skill and values for dental hygiene students requires the use of current instructional methods and materials to support learning needs and development. All students, including those receiving education at distance sites, will be assured access to learning resources.

A. Description

1. Where is the major collection of books and periodicals related to dental hygiene retained? If the major collection is housed in the central library, is a separate collection of books and periodicals related to dental hygiene retained in the program’s facilities?

The major collection of books and periodicals related to dental hygiene are retained in the college library. A separate collection of books and periodicals related to dental hygiene is not retained in the program’s facilities. Each of the program faculty maintains a collection of books and related material for the topics they teach. Students do not have access to the program collection.

2. Specify the hours that the library is available to students and faculty.

The library hours are:

Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday closed

3. Do students and faculty have access to additional libraries and/or on-line electronic sources? If so, describe the mechanism or agreement.

The Lake Superior College students and faculty have off-campus electronic access to online databases, some of which provide full text. Students and faculty may request Interlibrary Loan materials and have access to books, periodical articles, monographs, searches, etc from other colleges, public and special libraries.

The LSC Learning Resources Center provides library, audio-visual services, Internet access, Internet subscription, Internet databases, and expanded reference services through its membership in Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange and MINITEX. Emphasis is placed on materials which support the variety of curricular offerings at the college. A college ID is required to check out materials.

4. List the specialized reference texts available for the dental hygiene program’s utilization, e.g., medical and dental dictionaries and indices.

Refer to Exhibit ZZ for a list of specialized reference texts available to the dental hygiene program

5. As an exhibit, provide a list of periodicals related to dental hygiene dentistry which are available for student and faculty reference.

Refer to Exhibit AAA for a list of periodicals related to dental hygiene and dentistry available for student and faculty reference.

6. As an exhibit, provide a comprehensive listing of the collection of books available to the students and faculty. Group the listing into categories, i.e., dentistry, dental hygiene and other related subject areas.

Refer to Exhibit BBB for a comprehensive listing of the collection of books related to dentistry, dental hygiene and other related subject areas.

7. Describe the procedure for updating and expanding library holdings. Identify the individuals involved by name and title.

Upon annual review by the dental hygiene director and faculty, recommendations and suggestions are made for updating and expanding library holdings. The dental hygiene program budget includes funding for program holdings. The college librarian maintains and monitors the monies allowed by the college for all library holdings.

The following is a list of the individuals involved by name and title who are responsible for updating and expanding the program library holdings. Program administrator: Kathy Griffin; program faculty: Raula Badavinac, Penny Fudally, and Joan Ostapenko; and LSC Librarian: Connie Moeller.

8. Briefly describe the instructional aids used in the program, i.e., skeletal and anatomical models and replicas, slides and films which depict current techniques.

The program utilizes a variety of skeletal and anatomical models and replicas, most of which are kept within the department for direct use in the class and laboratory sessions. Slides videotapes and CD-ROMs depicting current techniques are used in the program; these resources are also available for student use in the department’s facilities.

A list and description of instructional aids used in the dental hygiene program can be found in Exhibit CCC.

Audiovisual reference list can be found in Exhibit DDD.

9. List the audiovisual equipment available for program use.

The classroom is equipped with a podium; Elmo visual presentor; slide projector; DVD, VCR; Hitachi Multimedia projector; 2 large screen TVs; computer; speakers; laser pointer; large media screen; telephone system; large white board; 2 large bulletin boards; cabinets for storage; and online connections.

10. Discuss how and to what extent self-instructional materials are utilized in the dental hygiene program.

Self instructional materials are not highly utilized in the dental hygiene program. Students have access to all video cassettes and slides utilized by faculty during dental hygiene instructional sessions. The students can check out these materials for review and studying. Specific videos, slides and CD ROMs are utilized during classroom and lab instruction and are always available to students as remediation tools and for review purposes. Instructional aids are utilized along with lectures, explanation, and demonstration of dental hygiene theory and practice to enhance attainment of course objectives and competencies.

11. Describe the accessibility of instructional resources to dental hygiene students, including the hours of availability.

Although some of the instructional resources are not as available to students as the library would be, they are still adequate for student use. Students may have access to all instructional aids available in the dental department 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p. m Monday through Friday. All materials are available every day. Special arrangements can be made with instructors if students are not available to access instructional aids during stated hours. Reserved readings, computers, CD ROM, and educational software are available for student use in the library or computer lab. Special arrangements are made by program faculty to have material on “reserve” in the library for students.

B. Supportive Documentation

1. Exhibit ZZ: Specialized reference texts

2. Exhibit AAA: List of Periodicals related to dental hygiene and dentistry

3. Exhibit BBB: Comprehensive List of Books

4. Exhibit CCC: Instructional aids

5. Exhibit DDD: Audiovisual reference list