Support Academic Progress

Increase Hours of Library Access

Increase library hours during the fall and spring semesters to include full access 24 hours per day beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday of the final week of instruction through 9 p.m. on the last day of final exams. This would allow 110 additional hours of access for students each semester.

 

Progress and Accomplishments

 

 

2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Completed Completed On Track   on track

Increased hours Library hours increased to 288 hrs

 

2017-2018 Plan for the Year Report

Description Plan Facilities Staff Budget Allocation Expenses Balance

Problem: Students need access to the Library to study and conduct research. Access is not adequate during final exams. ASI currently keeps the Titan Student Union open 24 hours during finals. The University should expand the library hours to mirror ASI offerings during finals to allow students additional space to study and to support academic success.

 

Proposed Solution: Increase library hours during the fall and spring semesters to include full access 24 hours per day beginning at 745am on Monday of the final week of instruction through 9pm on the last day of final exams. This would allow 110 additional hours of access for students each semester. Cost to Address Problem: Cost to offer full access to the library is $840 per hour. $840 X 110 hours equals $185,000 per year.

 

For Year 4, the Pollak library fall/spring semester hours will be M-Th 6:30 am-midnight, F 6:30am-9pm, SaSu 10am-midnight; the Irvine campus library fall/spring semester hours will be staffed M-Th 7am-10pm, F 7am-4pm, Sa 7am-4:30pm. The Pollak library will maintain the two-week, 24/7 period the weeks before and during finals. The Irvine campus library will maintain its expanded hours during the weeks before and during finals. Around final exam time, we will again coordinate all 24/7 and expanded hour opportunities for students during finals.

No changes since last report.

For year 4, the Pollak Library has added a total of 20.5 additional hours per week for 33 weeks (relative to prior SSI funding), with expanded hours for intersession and summer, and will maintain the two-week 24/7 period the week before and during finals. The Irvine campus library has added a total of 5.5 additional hours per week and will maintain expanded hours the week before and during finals

Extra funding will be used to keep the library safe and clean during extended hours and 24/7 period. Having two campus security officers for the Libray 24/7 period have allowed us to check ID's and improve security during 24/7; as well as during late afternoon and evening all year round. Funding is also needed for additional library maintenance, repair, materials, and supplies

12-month funding for two LSSII staff members, ILC student assistants, campus security officers, and increased custodial services during 24/7. Extra student hours will be needed for the new desk in Pollak South.

 Carryforward

$33,366.00

 

17-18 projection $208,271.00

 

 Total

$241,637.00