IMLS SPARKS Ignite IL Framework Cooperative Project for At-Risk Student Success in Smaller Colleges

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Publication Date


Date Range of Study

December 1, 2016 - November 30, 2017


This appendix to the Final Performance Report for the IMLS Sparks IL Cooperative Project grant is the report on the focus groups. The focus group research summarized herein represents a segment of the overall IMLS grant proposal process, and should be viewed not as a separate endeavor, but rather as an integrated approach to the overall research questions in the grant proposal. In conjunction with the pre-test/post-test survey driven component, the findings from the focus group research help to strengthen the case for the value of librarian-driven pedagogy in positively impacting the academic and intellectual growth of all students, and potentially at-risk students in particular, at the participating colleges.


Also available as supplemental files are guidelines for moderators, scribes and transcribers.

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Federal Awarding Agency

Institute of Museum and Library Services



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