The iSchool's MS in Library and Information Science degree program is currently undergoing a comprehensive review in order to maintain continued accreditation by the American Library Association (ALA). Continued accreditation status is granted to accredited programs that continue to demonstrate compliance with the Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library & Information Studies following a comprehensive review.
As part of this review process, the School has prepared a Self-Study, documenting how its MS/LIS program is in compliance with the Standards. Authors of the draft Self-Study include Assistant Professor and MS/LIS Program Director Nicole A. Cooke, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Meg Edwards, Assistant Professor Emily Knox, Associate Professor Kate McDowell, doctoral candidate Kirstin Phelps, and Professor and Executive Associate Dean Linda C. Smith.
Prior to submitting the final version of the Self-Study, the iSchool is inviting feedback on the draft (not including detailed sources of evidence) that was recently submitted to the Office for Accreditation and the External Review Panel responsible for a site visit in mid-September. iSchool stakeholders—faculty, staff, students, alumni, and employers—have valuable perspectives to share on the MS/LIS degree program that the Self-Study authors would like to include.
Please complete the Stakeholder Feedback Form by June 25 to have your comments considered as the authors prepare the final version of the Self-Study.
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