UM-Flint offers an undergraduate program in education, as well as a graduate concentration in educational administration through the MPA program.
Monographs. There are 6,635 monograph titles in the main and reference collections, which is equivalent to a rating of 3a under the modified WLN standards. However, this is augmented significantly by the 3082 titles in children's literature, and 378,063 ERIC documents (10 microfiche cards=1 volume unit equivalent), nearly all of which are available in the microforms room.
Acquisitions. The 1997/1998 monographs allocation for the Education Department is $11,946. Taking a proportional share of librarians budgets, plus the reference allocation, yields a weighted total of $14,478. This is sufficient to buy approximately 470 books at a discounted average price of $30.79 apiece. This amounts to about 24% of the total domestic publishing output for education, for an AC rating of just under 3c. The recently added MPA in educational administration makes it imperative to maintain the growth of the collection at the current level.
Periodicals. Database searching is available in ERIC through MIRLYN and through FirstSearch. The Wilson Index in MIRLYN also contains numerous education-related citations through its Education Index, which is also accessible through FirstSearch). Of 208 Wilson-indexed education periodicals surveyed, the Library subscribes to 66 (32%); an additional 48 are available through the Web, raising the percentage held to 55%. This is equivalent to a 3a rating.
Prepared by Terry Swier and Paul G. Streby, in consultation with Prof. Sue Woestehoff.
Ratings for Education
CL=Current collection level; AC=Acquisitions commitment; GL=Goal level
|LC class||Line no.||Category||CL||AC||GL||Comments|
|L||EDU 000.5||General Education||3a||3b||Hold 22 of 51 periodicals, Web access to 6 more (2b/3a); 72 monographs|
|LA||EDU 004.5||History of Education||3a||3b||785 monographs|
|LB||EDU 069.5||Theory & practice of Education||3a||3c||4063 monographs; 37 of 118 periodicals (2b), Web access to 25 more (3a); supports educational administration courses|
|LC||EDU 112.5||Special Aspects of Education||3a||3c||1484 monographs; 5 of 33 periodicals (2a), Web access to 16 more (3a); supports educational administration courses|
|LD||EDU 152||Individual Institutions - United States||2a||2a||218 monographs|
|LE||EDU 152.5||Individual Institutions - America (Except U.S.)||1a||2a||2 monographs|
|LF||EDU 158||Individual Institutions - Europe||0||2a||0 monographs|
|LG||EDU 158.5||Individual Institutions - Asia, Africa, Oceania||1a||2a||3 monographs|
|LH||EDU 162.2||College & School Magazines & Papers||1a||2a||1 monograph|
|LJ||EDU 162.5||Student Fraternities & Societies||1a||2a||4 monographs|
|LT||EDU 162.6||Textbooks & Instructional Materials||1a||2a||3 monographs|
|DIVISION AS A WHOLE||3a/ 3b||3b||3b/ 3c|
0 -- Out of scope
1 -- Minimal level
1a ---- Minimal level, uneven coverage
1b ---- Minimal level, even coverage
2 -- Basic information level
2a ---- Basic information level, Introductory
2b ---- Basic information level, Advanced (Appropriate for community college students)
3 -- Study or instructional support level
3a ---- Basic study or instructional support level (Adequate to support lower division undergraduate courses)
3b ---- Intermediate study or instructional support level (Adequate to support upper division undergraduate courses; not adequate for master's degree programs)
3c ---- Advanced study or instructional support level (Adequate to support master's degree programs)
4 -- Research level (Adequate to support doctoral research)
5 -- Comprehensive level