The Graduate College requires graduate programs to conduct annual academic progress reviews of all graduate students enrolled in degree-seeking programs, including degree-seeking students in online programs. An annual review helps the student progress successfully through the graduate program by allowing timely diagnosis of deficiencies, clarification of expectations for academic performance, and identification of opportunities for improvement.
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Employment and Salary Report
The iSchool at Illinois is one of the nation's top schools for information professionals, with an alumni network more than 10,000 strong. Our graduates are leaders in the information fields, working at the forefront of innovation in areas as diverse as education, health care, business, and science to develop solutions to society’s most pressing challenges.
The Practicum is a professional field experience program designed to provide the student with the opportunity to work in a professional environment under the supervision of an experienced librarian or information professional with the guidance of a faculty member. This opportunity allows students to integrate the theory and knowledge of course content with the application of principles and practices in a work environment, including these specific objectives:
- To gain practical experience based on the understanding and application of theoretical knowledge.
- To observe the analysis of and solutions to problems arising in professional work settings.
- To interact with colleagues in a professional work environment.
- To participate in a representative range of professional activities in the work setting.
- To develop a professional self-awareness
The final grade for Practicum is entered as Satisfactory (S) or Unsatisfactory (U) and is determined by the faculty advisor based on the following:
- An evaluation completed by the site supervisor
- Active participation in the discussion forums
- Completion/evaluation of weekly log and performance review assignments
- Other information and or deliverables requested by the faculty advisor
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Master's Student Showcase
The showcase provides an opportunity for MS/LIS, MS/IM, and CAS students to present projects, research, or other work of interest to the iSchool community in both a poster session and lightning talk format. It allows students to gain experience in developing poster and presentation content and to practice communicating the value of their work.