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Why get the SPIRIT? Outreach Partnerships to Improve Student Achievement in High Need School Districts Tom Babayan, SPIRIT Program Coordinator, UC Irvine Libraries Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Public Services Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University

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Why get the SPIRIT?Outreach Partnerships to Improve Student Achievement in High Need School Districts

Tom Babayan, SPIRIT Program Coordinator, UC Irvine Libraries

Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Public Services Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University

Cathy Palmer, Head, Education & Outreach Dept., UC Irvine Libraries

Association of College & Research Libraries

National Conference, Minneapolis

April 9, 2005


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Trends in Education

  • Boyer Report (1998)

    • Focused attention on undergraduate education in distinct areas

  • Stanford Bridge Project (2001)

    • Highlighted need for connections between educational systems

  • No Child Left Behind & National Science Foundation partnership (2002 ->)

    • “National effort to unite activities of higher education, school systems […] in support of preK-12 students and teachers.”


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Initiatives from Librarianship

  • “My High School Student is Your First Year College Student” presentations

  • Academic Library Outreach Discussion Group (ALOUD)

    • http://www.iwu.edu/~sdaviska/aloud


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UC Irvine

  • Strong tradition of outreach in UC system, at UCI & within libraries

  • Center for Educational Partnerships

    • School University Partnership Grants

    • NSF Math Science Partnership Grant

      • FOCUS! Program

    • Compton Unified School District Contract


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UC Irvine Libraries

Dept. of Education & Outreach Mission:

  • Addresses student learning developmentally and sequentially as appropriate to the student's level and discipline in order to build information literacy and life-long learning skills.

  • Provides a variety of venues, modes, opportunities, and activities in order to recognize and accommodate different learning styles and capitalize on the teachable moment.

  • Actively seeks and responds to outreach opportunities in order to have a positive influence on the academic careers of students.


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SPIRIT Mission

SPIRIT seeks to:

  • Teach information literacy and life-long learning skills to high school students and teachers, increasing student understanding and confidence in their ability to locate and use information appropriately;

  • Facilitate student and teacher access to, and use of, scholarly electronic resources;

  • Assist students in becoming eligible and competitive to enroll at the University of California, to thrive academically while there, and to graduate.


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Outreach Programs

School Partnerships in Research

& Information Technology (SPIRIT)

  • Faculty Outreach Collaborations Uniting Scientists, Students and Schools (FOCUS)

    • Funded by NSF/Math Science Partnership Grant

  • Compton Teachers Information Literacy Institute (CTILI)

    • Funded through No Child Left Behind Act


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UCI Libraries Outreach Approach

  • Engage in new or different research experience

  • Customize to meet California State Educational Standards

  • Focus on Information Literacy Skills & Concepts

  • Foster connections & partnerships within campus and beyond

  • Advocate for pre-college users


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How SPIRIT Works With Students

  • SPIRIT Team members discuss topics, assignments, desired outcomes and logistics with interested school teachers

  • Research is integrated into the class’ assigned curriculum.

  • Pre and post activities are planned.


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UCI SPIRIT Student Visits

  • Research skills session

    • 90 minutes - 2 hours

    • Instruction

    • Research Time

    • Presentation Preparation

    • Student Presentations

    • Evaluations

  • Lunch at residential dining hall

  • Hands on learning activity


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Assessment

  • Qualitative feedback from both teachers and students

  • Quantitative feedback includes students’ plans for college and ethnic background


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SPIRIT Student Feedback

  • Student comments

    • Liked Best: “The part in which we were welcomed to ask questions about anything”

    • Liked Least: “The part in which we had to present in our own words - I liked the research part”

    • Improve Session: “For me to eat breakfast before.”


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Teacher/Librarian Feedback

  • Santiago HS Teacher:

    • Comments: “Excellent workshop - my students actually got valuable info and some will be back to dig deeper. NOT just an oooh-ahhh show.”

  • Santa Ana HS Librarian:

    • Most useful: “The students doing hands-on research.”

    • Comments: “SPIRIT Program is an excellent opportunity for high school students.”



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Future Improvements

  • Further assess program's impact

    • Pre/Post tests capturing the program’s impact on student perceptions concerning the study of math and science at the college level

    • Expansion of pre/post activities that support the research session’s goals

  • Strengthen and increase partnerships


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Get Your Own SPIRIT

  • Where are you on the Outreach continuum?

    • Resources

    • Partners

  • Where do you go want to go from here?

  • How are you going to get there?


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Readings & Resources

  • Boyer Commission on Educating Undergraduates in the Research University. (1998) “Reinventing Undergraduate Education: A Blueprint for America’s Research Universities.” Online: http://naples.cc.sunysb.edu/Pres/boyer.nsf/. Accessed March 28, 2005.

  • Faculty Outreach Collaborations Uniting Scientists, Students and Schools (FOCUS!). Online: http://focus.web.uci.edu/. Accessed April 6, 2005.

  • Kirst, Michael et al. (2003) “Betraying the College Dream: How Disconnected K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems Undermine Student Aspirations.” Online: http://www.stanford.edu/group/bridgeproject/. Accessed March 28, 2005.

  • National Science Foundation. (2002) “Math and Science Partnership.” Online: http://www.nsf.gov/od/lpa/news/02/fsmathscipart.htm. Accessed March 28, 2005.


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For More Information About SPIRIT


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