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Academic Achievement Program

What is the Academic Achievement Program?

The Academic Achievement Program (AAP) is a program managed by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The roots of AAP can be traced back to 1967 when University of Maryland, Upward Bound Program students were provided academic instruction along with financial and counseling services, under the newly formed Intensive Educational Development (IED) Program. Throughout the years, hundreds of low-income and first-generation students have benefited from AAP, graduated and gone on to graduate school and successful careers. Today, AAP maintains, coordinates, and provides leadership, development, and supervision for five academic programs:

  1. Student Support Services;
  2. Intensive Educational Development (IED);
  3. Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement;
  4. Summer Transitional Program;
  5. Educational Opportunity Center.


How big is this program?

The Libraries teach approximately 100-120 pre-college students in 9 sections of IED each summer. These statistics may vary. Instructors are directed to submit their library workshop request every July using this form.


How does the library support AAP?

The Libraries support AAP's Intensive Educational Development (IED) program each summer through a series of library instruction workshops. Each workshop is designed to teach critical thinking skills, online search techniques, and introduce library resources to students.


What are the goals of this library session?

These are the student learning outcomes defined for the IED library workshop:

By the end of the workshop students will be able to:

  1. Choose the appropriate library resource for their information need.
    [ACRL Standard 1 (2b, 2c)]
  2. Differentiate between scholarly & popular sources.
    [ACRL Standard 1 (2d)]
  3. Identify key concepts in a research question and brainstorm related terms.
    [ACRL Standard 1 (1d, 1e)]
  4. Identify specified elements of an article's citation.
    [ACRL Standard 2 (5c)]
  5. Describe the information found in Google Scholar.
    [ACRL Standard 2 (3a)]

ACRL Standards, Performance Indicators, and Outcomes


How do we assess student learning?

At the end of the workshop, students will be directed to complete an online assessment form that will measure their learning.


Need more information about this library program?

Contact Teaching & Learning Services.