Connie Strittmatter is the Strategic Projects Librarian at Fitchburg State University. She holds an MLS from Kent State University and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. In her current position, she leads the library’s assessment initiatives, represents the library in Digital Humanities activities, and provides training and educational resources regarding copyright. She supports Fitchburg State’s open and affordable education initiative by delivering workshops on OER topics and working individually with faculty to incorporate OER into their courses. Connie’s research interests include developing models of instruction for academic integrity and exploring students sense of belonging in academic libraries and on college campuses.
Connie’s capstone project focused on developing an assessment plan for Fitchburg State University’s Open and Affordable Education Program. Using elements of the COUP framework, she developed a set of metrics to be used to assess the progress of the program. In addition, she developed strategies for implementation for each metric which included 1). questions to ask when defining the metric, 2). how to establish baseline data, and 3). considerations to be made then establishing a target goal.