Sample Data-Articles

Students expecting to graduate at the end of the upcoming semester must complete and submit the Application for Graduation to the Department Chair by the date indicated on the Academic Calendar for that semester. 

Click on the link below, download the fillable file, fill out the form, print it out and retrieve the appropriate signatures.

Application for Graduation

Library Staff Directory

 Name Title Email
Phone
Mr. Robert J. Heath Dean  rheath@stillman.edu  205-366-8851
Ms. Vanjury Dozier Technical Services Librarian vdozier@stillman.edu  205-247-8037
Mrs. Evelyn King Public Services Librarian eking@stillman.edu  205-366-8850
Ms. Crystal Mealer Information Services Librarian cmealer@stillman.edu  205-366-8857
Rev. James Dumas Media Director jdumas@stillman.edu  205-366-8862

Online Databases

Online Books

Ebrary    Ebrary is an online database of over 116,000 digital books from hundreds of scholarly publishers. Illustrations are included. Users can browse, view, search, copy, and print. Students and faculty members will be authenticated through your Stillman Blackboard account. Ebrary collections cover many academic disciplines including:
  • Art
  • Biology & Life Sciences
  • Business & Economics
  • Computers & IT
  • Education
  • Engineering & Technology
  • English, Literature, & Linguistics
  • History & Political Science
  • Humanities
  • Interdisciplinary & Area Studies
  • Journalism
  • Law, International Relations & Public Policy
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing & Allied Health
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology & Social Work
  • Religion, Theology, Philosophy, & Classics
  • Sociology & Anthropology

Online Journals

Alabama Virtual Library: The Alabama Virtual Library includes magazine, journal, newspaper articles, and e-books from subject areas including:
  • Adult Basic Education
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • News
  • Reference
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
JSTOR: Scholarly journals, articles, & citations available in the following subject areas:
  • African American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance
  • History
  • Language & Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Population Studies
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
Gale Databases: online database collection of periodicals and e-books covering a wide range of topics including:
*General interest (continue list)
  • Business
  • Computers
  • Current events
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Environmental issues
  • Health care
  • Hobbies
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Literature and art
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Many general interest topics.

Ebscohost via AVL: provides access to a litany of primarily full-text Ebscohost databases provided by AVL including:
  • Business Searching Interface
  • Ebscohost College & University
  • History Reference Center
  • Points of View

Goal: All course reserve items will be listed in the OPAC and searchable by instructor, course, and/or department.

Purpose: Designates physical and electronic items for select instructor/course use.

Location: All physical reserve items are held within Sheppard Library’s Reserves Collection. Electronic items have persistent links through the respective databases. How to setup: Contact Public Services Librarian E. King with all pertinent information for your reserves including title, author, edition, pub. year, and corresponding course using the appropriate form. Likewise, deliver all personal copies to Mrs. King for reserve processing.

Reserve lists will remain active for 1 semester. There are no permanent or standing lists. Library staff will return inactive reserve items to circulating status or to item’s owner. To reactivate a previous list, faculty should contact Mrs. King by email at least two weeks prior to intended semester’s start date.

Persistent links (links to specific searches) to course reserve lists will be provided to instructors to place within Blackboard course upon request.

Access Print Reserve form here.                               Access Electronic Reserve form here.

Faculty  are responsible for ensuring that their course materials comply with copyright law. 

Electronic Reserves must consider the four factors of Fair Use as provided by the Copyright Law (Title 17, Section 107): 

  • Purpose of Use
  • Nature of the Work
  • Amount of the Work
  • Effect on the Market for the Original.

Materials will be placed on reserve at the request of faculty only for the noncommercial, educational uses of students. Materials placed on course reserve will be made available to students and faculty only during the semester when the requesting instructor is teaching the course, and will be removed when the course is no longer in session.

Electronic resources (Ebrary, JSTOR, etc) and reserves are restricted to authorized users.

Limited amounts of material may be made available electronically to authorized users:

  • One chapter of a book or 10% of the book
  • One article from an issue of a journal
  • Several charts, graphs or illustrations
  • One poem or short story from a collected work
  • Material for which copyright permission to scan and provide access to has been granted to the faculty member. 
  • Material that is judged to fall under the "fair use" provisions of Copyright Law.

Personal copies are accepted for course reserve. Sheppard Library is not responsible for damage to personal copies.

Students must have the following to check out course reserves:

  • On-campus students: Stillman College ID card, Sheppard Library card
  • Off-campus students: Stillman College ID card, Sheppard Library card, and driver’s license

Check-out limits: 3-hour checkout, in-library-use only

Contact: Evelyn King, eking@stillman.edu, ext. 8850

Student Achievement

In order to assess student achievement, Stillman analyzes a variety of data that measure students’ success in college and in preparing students to be productive citizens after graduation.  These data sets provide an assessment of the extent to which Stillman has achieved its goals of producing graduates who:

  • Exhibit competence in their discipline;
  • Qualify for admission to and success in graduate and professional schools or for entry into selected careers; and
  • Manifest the ability to do independent research, demonstrate objective scholarship, and exhibit creative production/performance appropriate to their disciplines.

The data sets measured include degrees awarded by discipline, course completion, retention and graduation rates, placement in graduate and professional schools, and teacher certification.  The tables below summarize these indicators of student success.


Degrees Awarded by Discipline

Discipline

2009 - 2010

2010 - 2011

2011 - 2012

2012 - 2013

2013 - 2014

Art

3

1

4

3

1

Biology

16

20

23

31

19

Business Administration

22

17

22

32

23

Elementary Education

5

1

5

2

6

English

6

2

8

5

4

General Studies

0

2

13

7

7

Health and Physical Education

7

15

6

21

19

History

10

13

10

14

14

Journalism

3

4

9

1

4

Mathematics

0

1

0

3

1

Music

1

2

4

3

3

Psychology

11

4

12

12

10

Religion

0

1

1

1

0

Theology

0

0

0

0

0

TOTAL

84

83

117

135

111

Course Completion

Stillman measures student achievement each semester in terms of passing grades awarded within the General Education Curriculum and by each Academic Department.  Earning passing grades within the General Education Curriculum and within the Academic Department ensure that a student will be making progress towards completing degree requirements.  The U.S. Department of Education requires that students complete 67% or more of all courses for which they enroll.  Therefore, Stillman uses this percentage as a benchmark for completion rates of the various subject areas.   This assessment allows the College to monitor the success of each Academic Department.

Fall 2014

Students Enrolled

Passing Grades

Completion Rate

General Education

2264

1757

78%

English

165

129

78%

Fine Arts

186

159

85%

Mathematics

95

63

66%

Natural Sciences

371

287

77%

Psychology

322

276

86%

Religion & Theology

158

125

79%

Social Sciences

170

127

75%

Business

336

297

88%

Education

129

100

78%

Health & Physical Education

249

192

77%

Spring 2014

Students Enrolled

Passing Grades

Completion Rate

General Education

1661

1190

72%

English

183

138

75%

Fine Arts

267

226

85%

Mathematics

138

91

66%

Natural Sciences

402

324

81%

Psychology

344

250

73%

Religion & Theology

156

117

75%

Social Sciences

224

181

81%

Business

404

330

82%

Education

84

68

81%

Health & Physical Education

287

217

76%

Fall 2013

Students Enrolled

Passing Grades

Completion Rate

General Education

1780

1328

75%

English

165

132

80%

Fine Arts

246

190

77%

Mathematics

141

92

65%

Natural Sciences

365

295

81%

Psychology

352

258

73%

Religion & Theology

167

146

87%

Social Sciences

190

167

88%

Business

325

260

80%

Education

154

132

86%

Health & Physical Education

275

228

83%

Spring 2013

Students Enrolled

Passing Grades

Completion Rate

General Education

1515

1172

77%

English

187

139

74%

Fine Arts

360

290

81%

Mathematics

147

93

63%

Natural Sciences

363

307

85%

Psychology

299

214

72%

Religion & Theology

168

116

69%

Social Sciences

251

226

90%

Business

462

377

82%

Education

103

75

73%

Health & Physical Education

340

289

85%

 

Retention and Graduation Rates

Stillman measures retention rates of first-time students who are seeking bachelor’s degrees who return to the College to continue their studies the following fall.

Fall 2010 –

Fall 2011

Fall 2011 –

Fall 2012

Fall 2012 –

Fall 2013

Fall 2013 –

Fall 2014

63%

77%

51%

38%

Stillman measures the graduation rate of students completing their bachelor’s degree within 4-years, 6-years, and 8-years.

Cohort

4-Year Rate

6-Year Rate

8-Year Rate

2003

14

21

23

2004

15

24

26

2005

22

34

38

2006

15

25

NA

2007

17

26

NA

Teacher Certification and Licensure

Stillman measures student success and achievement by tracking the number of students who obtain teacher certification with the Alabama State Department of Education.

Academic Year

Number Taking Tests

Number Passing Tests

Pass Rate

2009-2010

11

11

100%

2010-2011

10

10

100%

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