Curriculum Changes Made Within the Past Academic Year
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- Alabama ¾ Renumbered courses from 500-level to 600-level (550, 552, 553, & 566 to 650, 652, 653 & 666).
- Albany ¾ Added 2 courses, dropped 3 courses and taught 2 courses on an experimental basis.
- Alberta ¾ Added 2 courses, dropped 11 courses, and replaced materials course with Information Resources in Academic Disciplines, and taught 2 courses on an experimental basis.
- Arizona ¾ Dropped 1 course and added an MA in Information Resources & Library Science.
- British Columbia ¾ Added a "certificate of advanced study" post-Masters and First Nations Curriculum Concentration (MLIS/MAS), added an option of 3 credits for the Graduating Paper and made "Bibliographic Control of Info II" & "Reference and Info Services II" electives instead of requirement courses.
- Buffalo ¾ Dropped 2 courses and taught an Internet Librarianship course on an experimental basis.
- Catholic ¾ Reviewed and made revisions to core course: Information Systems and added 2 courses on a trial basis.
- Clarion ¾ Revised requirements for MSLS with PA SLM Certification and added technology-based courses to electives. One course was added and 2 were dropped.
- Dalhousie ¾ Reviewed core courses and reduced the number taught from 9 to 7. Two courses were added and one taught on an experimental basis.
- Dominican ¾ Revised five core courses, added 4 new courses and dropped 3. A "Readers Advisory" courses was taught on a trial basis.
- Drexel ¾ Renamed 10 courses, reviewed the MS & MSIS programs and increased core courses for MS degree from 12 to 28 credits effective January 1998.
- Emporia ¾ Implemented a total curriculum revision and experimented with Internet courses.
- Florida State ¾ Added 17 LIS courses and taught 1 course on a trial basis.
- Illinois ¾ Began a total review of MS degree curriculum, dropped 1 course and added a distance education program that uses Internet-based instruction combined with brief campus visits to deliver courses.
- Indiana ¾ Reviewed undergraduate "Basic Computer Skills" prerequisite and revised a variety of courses.
- Iowa ¾ Offered 2 experimental courses and changed "Information Storage & Retrieval" to "Text Retrieval". 3 courses are also now cross-listed with MIS courses.
- Kent State ¾ Reviewed core requirements, structure of elective courses & 2 specific courses.
- Kentucky ¾ Added 2 courses and reviewed and revised technology.
- Long Island ¾ Added 1 course and dropped 1. A BS in Information Transfer and a Ph.D. in Information Studies were added and a curriculum review is ongoing.
- Louisiana State ¾ Completed a total curriculum revision and the change will be implemented Fall 1998.
- Maryland ¾ Revising "Information Structure & Access" and "Information Technology".
- McGill ¾ Dropped 5 core courses and added 5 new core courses. All elective courses were reviewed and some revised.
- Michigan ¾ Indicated many changes as detailed in their Narrative Report.
- North Carolina Chapel Hill ¾ Added 2 new courses and an undergraduate minor in Information Systems. One course was dropped and taught 16 on an experimental basis.
- North Carolina Greensboro ¾ Added 2 courses and taught 2 on an experimental basis.
- North Texas ¾ Added 4 courses.
- Oklahoma ¾ Eliminated the dual degree with MBA.
- Pittsburgh ¾ Added 5 courses and replaced 1, administrative procedures for the Ph.D. were reviewed and the MLIS core program was revised. They are considering re-evaluating the archives program and increasing distance education.
- Pratt ¾ Added 2 new courses and taught 7 on a trial basis.
- Rhode Island ¾ Added 1 course, dropped 1, and reviewed and revised core curriculum.
- Rutgers ¾ Dropped 1 course and reviewed 1 course and the required colloquium for all students and revised it in scope. One trial course was also offered.
- St. Johns ¾ Reviewed the use of information technology in all course and taught 1 course on a trial basis.
- Simmons ¾ Added 3 courses and reviewed all required courses.
- South Carolina ¾ Renamed "530-AV & Info Hardware Mgt." to CLIS 761 and taught 4 courses on an experimental basis.
- South Florida ¾ Reviewed the curriculum for the school media program and taught 1 course on a trial basis.
- Southern Connecticut ¾ Reviewed instructional technology and a total curriculum revision is ongoing.
- Southern Mississippi ¾ Added a specialist degree in LIS and is developing additional courses for this. A review of core courses for integration of latest technology is ongoing.
- Syracuse ¾ Added 5 new courses, dropped 2 and renumbered core courses for MLS from 500-level to 600-level.
- Tennessee ¾ Added 1 new course and dropped 1.
- Texas ¾ Added 4 new courses, dropped 1 and is reviewing the Ph.D. and MLIS programs. Latin American Library Studies to Latin American Info Sources and Services. A joint program in MLIS and Middle Eastern Studies MA degree was also approved.
- Texas Womans ¾ Dropped 2 courses and reviewed 3 core courses and some electives.
- Washington ¾ Added 5 courses and changed the name of its degree to Master of Library and Information Science.
- Wayne State ¾ Added 1 new course taught 1 on a trial basis.
- Western Ontario ¾ Added 2 new courses and taught 2 on a trial basis.
- Wisconsin Madison ¾ Added 1 new course.
- Wisconsin Milwaukee ¾ Added 2 new courses and taught 3 on a trial basis.