Saturday, February 9, 2008

Department Meeting Feb. 4th

  • Revisited 2007-2008 MLIS Goals
    • Most topics on track
    • Many goals revolve around Accreditation work
    • Other discussions:
      • Academic Calendar (do we want to remain on our schedule or switch to match the rest of CSC; J-term?) This will be discussed at March General Meeting
      • Admission process and candidate screening (Evaluation of current system; Do we want to include interviews?) This will be discussed at April General Meeting
      • CSC still discussing whether they want to remain a "college" or change name to "university"; all grad school discussions are on hold until college/university decision is made; if CSC becomes a university - what does that mean for the formation of a grad school?
      • 2nd Annual Summit - April 28th
        • focus on faculty activities, particularly scholarship.
    • MLIS Academic Conference - March 2nd
      • Every one is encouraged to submit a proposal for paper and poster presentations!! Proposals due Feb. 15th to Marilyn Cathcart.
    • This will be Sister Marjorie's last year teaching in the MLIS program
      • She has taught 710-713 for many years (archives, manuscripts, special collections)
      • How do we want to modify curriculum?
        • Distinguish or combine classes on special collections and special libraries?
    • Scholarship criteria development committee
      • Joyce, Susan, Mary
      • Education department - Sister Marie Award
    • Curriculum
      • Marilyn has been comparing our program requirements to the other ALA accredited programs
      • We could have more tech requirements
      • Require the research methods class?
      • All other programs have some sort of final project for the MLIS degree; there are many options
        • Capstone project
        • Comprehensive exams
        • Action project
        • Action research project
        • Thesis
      • Should these be part of a 1- or 3-credit class?
      • Please let me know your ideas on this!! The faculty would like to have our input.
Respectfully submitted,
Tanya Cothran

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