Table III-38
Curriculum Changes Made Within the Past Academic Year

Type of Change

Number of Schools Reporting Change

New Courses Added

27

Courses Dropped

21

Added New Programs

  8

Reviewed Total Curriculum

16

Revised Total Curriculum

  7

Reviewed Specific Curriculum Areas

18

Revised Specific Curriculum Areas

19

Taught Experimental/Trial Courses

28

Other Changes

12

  • Alabama Renumbered courses from 500-level to 600-level (550, 552, 553, & 566 to 650, 652, 653 & 666).
  • Albany Added 2 courses, dropped 3 courses and taught 2 courses on an experimental basis.
  • Alberta 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 Dropped 1 course and added an MA in Information Resources & Library Science.
  • British Columbia Added a "certificate of advanced study" post-Master’s and First Nation’s 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 Dropped 2 courses and taught an Internet Librarianship course on an experimental basis.
  • Catholic Reviewed and made revisions to core course: Information Systems and added 2 courses on a trial basis.
  • Clarion Revised requirements for MSLS with PA SLM Certification and added technology-based courses to electives. One course was added and 2 were dropped.
  • Dalhousie Reviewed core courses and reduced the number taught from 9 to 7. Two courses were added and one taught on an experimental basis.
  • Dominican Revised five core courses, added 4 new courses and dropped 3. A "Reader’s Advisory" courses was taught on a trial basis.
  • Drexel Renamed 10 courses, reviewed the MS & MSIS programs and increased core courses for MS degree from 12 to 28 credits effective January 1998.
  • Emporia Implemented a total curriculum revision and experimented with Internet courses.
  • Florida State Added 17 LIS courses and taught 1 course on a trial basis.
  • Illinois 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 Reviewed undergraduate "Basic Computer Skills" prerequisite and revised a variety of courses.
  • Iowa Offered 2 experimental courses and changed "Information Storage & Retrieval" to "Text Retrieval". 3 courses are also now cross-listed with MIS courses.
  • Kent State Reviewed core requirements, structure of elective courses & 2 specific courses.
  • Kentucky Added 2 courses and reviewed and revised technology.
  • Long Island 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 Completed a total curriculum revision and the change will be implemented Fall 1998.
  • Maryland Revising "Information Structure & Access" and "Information Technology".
  • McGill Dropped 5 core courses and added 5 new core courses. All elective courses were reviewed and some revised.
  • Michigan Indicated many changes as detailed in their Narrative Report.
  • North Carolina – Chapel Hill 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 Added 2 courses and taught 2 on an experimental basis.
  • North Texas Added 4 courses.
  • Oklahoma Eliminated the dual degree with MBA.
  • Pittsburgh 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 Added 2 new courses and taught 7 on a trial basis.
  • Rhode Island Added 1 course, dropped 1, and reviewed and revised core curriculum.
  • Rutgers 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. John’s Reviewed the use of information technology in all course and taught 1 course on a trial basis.
  • Simmons Added 3 courses and reviewed all required courses.
  • South Carolina Renamed "530-AV & Info Hardware Mgt." to CLIS 761 and taught 4 courses on an experimental basis.
  • South Florida Reviewed the curriculum for the school media program and taught 1 course on a trial basis.
  • Southern Connecticut Reviewed instructional technology and a total curriculum revision is ongoing.
  • Southern Mississippi 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 Added 5 new courses, dropped 2 and renumbered core courses for MLS from 500-level to 600-level.
  • Tennessee Added 1 new course and dropped 1.
  • Texas 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 Woman’s Dropped 2 courses and reviewed 3 core courses and some electives.
  • Washington Added 5 courses and changed the name of its degree to Master of Library and Information Science.
  • Wayne State Added 1 new course taught 1 on a trial basis.
  • Western Ontario Added 2 new courses and taught 2 on a trial basis.
  • Wisconsin – Madison Added 1 new course.
  • Wisconsin – Milwaukee Added 2 new courses and taught 3 on a trial basis.

 


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