ASSOCIATION FOR LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE EDUCATION

 

STATISTICAL REPORT QUESTIONNAIRE 2000

 

 

PART III

 

CURRICULUM

 

 

Please complete the following contact information identifying the person completing this part of the Statistical Report.This will help if questions arise in interpreting the data.Please be sure to return this cover sheet with the questionnaire.

 

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†††††††††† Name:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††

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††††† University:††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

 

 

 

 

If questions arise in completing this part of the questionnaire, or if you have comments on its content, please contact the author of this section:

 

Daniel D. Barron

College of Library and Information Science

113 Davis College

University of South Carolina

Columbia, SC 29208

 

Telephone: 803-777-4825

Fax:803-777-7938

Email:dan.barron@sc.edu

 

 


 

 

PART III: CURRICULUM

 

 

††††††††††† Report information based on 1999‑2000 academic year (Fall 1999 through Summer 2000)[NOTE:If there is no change in the response to a particular question from the response for last year, you may simply initial next to the question number and move on to the next question.]

 

††††††††††† Please remember to send 2 copies of your schoolís current catalog or course listings with your completed questionnaires.

 

 

1.†††††††† What is the division of your academic year, and how many weeks are included in a regular term?

 

a.†††††††† _____semester _____quarter†††††††††††††† _____trimester

 

b.†††††††† number of weeks _____

 

 

2.†††††††† How many terms are there in your summer session, and how many weeks are there in each term?

 

a.†††††††† number of terms _____

 

b.†††††††† number of weeks per term _____

 

 

3.†††††††† How many hours per week must a student be in class to earn one hour of academic credit?

 

a.†††††††† regular term _____ hrs.

 

b.†††††††† summer session _____ hrs.

 

 

4.†††††††† How many credit hours or courses (please specify) are required for each of the following programs?If you offer more than one masterís degree, please include the title and number of hours/courses for each.

 

a.†††††††† undergraduate library science/services:major _____††††† minor _____

 

b.†††††††† undergraduate information science/systems:major _____††††† minor _____

 


c.†††††††† masterís degree(s):(hereafter designate master's degree (1) and master's degree (2), etc.)1

 

(1) Title:_______________________________No. of Hours: ________

 

(2) Title:_______________________________No. of Hours: ________

 

1If your school offers more than 2 master's degree, indicate the title and number of hours for master's degree(3), (4) Ö on the reverse of this sheet.

 

d.†††††††† joint master's degree(s)2:

 

(1) Title:_______________________________No. of Hours: ________

 

(2) Title:_______________________________No. of Hours: ________

 

2If your school offers more than 2 joint master's degree, indicate the title and number of hours for joint master's degree(3), (4) Ö on the reverse of this sheet.

 

e.†††††††† post masterís degree:††† __________

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† f. †††††††† doctoral:†††††††††† __________

 

 

5.†††††††† Please indicate if you offer certificate programs and whether or not they are degree-related (i.e., certificate not awarded without degree being awarded at the same time).

 

††††††††††† Name/Area of

††††††††††† Certificate†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Degree Related If yes, please state name of degree

 

††††††††††† ____________††††††††††††††††††††††† ____yes ____no††††††††† ††† ______________________

 

††††††††††† ____________††††††††††††††††††††††† ____yes ____no††††††††† ††† ______________________

 

††††††††††† ____________††††††††††††††††††††††† ____yes ____no††††††††† ††† ______________________

 

 

6.†††††††† If you offer joint degree programs, please indicate below (1) the academic unit with whom you cooperate, (2) the number of hours students must take in that unit, and (3) the number of hours in your program.

 

††††††††††† Other unit†††††††††††††††††††† Hours in other unit††††††††††††††††††† Hours in your program

 

††††††††††† ______________††††††† _______________††††††††††††††††† _______________

 

††††††††††† ______________††††††† _______________††††††††††††††††† _______________


 

7.†††††††† Does your school accept students on a part-time basis in any of the following programs?

 

a. ††††††† undergraduate†††††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no

 

b.                  masterís3

††††††††††† (1)††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no

††††††††††† (2)††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† 3If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

c.†††††††† post-master's††††††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no

 

d. ††††††† doctoral††††††††††††††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no

 

 

8.†††††††† Does your school require a residency on your home campus in the following programs and, if so, how many hours?

 

a. ††††††† undergraduate ††††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no††††††††† _____hrs.

 

b.                  masterís4

(1)††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no††††††††† _____hrs.

(2)††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no††††††††† _____hrs.

 

4If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

c.†††††††† post-masterís†††††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no††††††††† _____hrs.

 

d. ††††††† doctoral††††††††††††††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no††††††††† _____hrs.

 

 

9.†††††††† What are the minimum (in months) and maximum (in years) times possible for the completion of your degree program(s)?

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Minimum††††††††††††††††††††† Maximum

 

a.†††††††† masterís5

(1)††††††† _____months†††††††††††††† _____years

(2)††††††† _____months†††††††††††††† _____years

 

5If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

b. ††††††† post-masterís†††††††††††††† _____months†††††††††††††† _____years

 

c. ††††††† doctoral††††††††††††††††††††††† _____months†††††††††††††† _____years

 

10.              Question no. 10 used in previous questionnaires has been deleted.

 

11.†††††† How many hours of required course work must be taken by all students, regardless of declared or eventual specialization, in each of your programs?

 

a.                   masterís6

(1)                     _____required hours

(2)                     _____required hours

 

6If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

b. ††††††† post-masterís†††††††††††††† _____required hours

 

c. ††††††† doctoral††††††††††††††††††††††† _____required hours

 

 

12.†††††† A. †††††† Are students permitted to exempt any required courses?

 

a.                   masterís7

(1)††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____number of hours_____no

(2)††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____number of hours_____no

 

7If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

b. ††††††† post-masterís†† _____yes†††††††† _____number of hours_____no

 

c. ††††††† doctoral††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____number of hours_____no

 

††††††††††† B.†††††††† If you permit exemptions, please indicate the basis on which an exemption is granted.Please check all that apply.

 

a.†††††††† written exam†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† _____

 

b.†††††††† transcript from another school†† ††††††††††† _____

 

c.†††††††† approval of advisor/instructor††††††††††††††† _____

 

d.†††††††† other (please specify)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† _____

 

††††††††††† C. †††††† If you permit exemptions, does the student receive credit for them? (i.e., number of hours required for the degree reduced in proportion)

 

a. ††††††† masterís†††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no

 

b. ††††††† post-masterís†† _____yes†††††††† _____no

 

c. ††††††† doctoral††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no

 

 

13.†††††† A. †††††† What is the maximum number of hours that a student may transfer from another program into your program.Exclude exemptions.

 

a.†††††††† undergraduate major†††† _____hours

 

b.†††††††† masterís8

(1)††††††††††††††††††† _____hours

(2)††††††††††††††††††† _____hours

 

8If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

c.†††††††† post-masterís†††††††††††††† _____hours

 

d.†††††††† doctoral††††††††††††††††††††††† _____hours

 

†††††††††††

B.†††††††† Do you permit transfer credit from library/information science education programs that are not ALA accredited?††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† _____no

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† If yes, are there any special circumstances or requirements?

 

 

 

 

14.†††††† Is a thesis (paper, study) required or an option in your program(s)?How many credit hours may be earned for the thesis?

 

a.†††††††† masterís9

††††††††††† (1)††††††† ___none†††††††††† ___required †††† ___optional††††† ___hours

††††††††††† (2)††††††† ___none†††††††††† ___required††††† ___optional††††† ___hours

 

9If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

b.†††††††† post-masterís†† ___none†††††††††† ___required††††† ___optional††††† ___hours

 

c.†††††††† doctoral††††† ††††† ___none†††††††††† ___required††††† ___optional††††† ___hours

 

 

15.              Do you offer field work (i.e., supervised work experience for academic credit) as a part of your program(s)?If yes, please indicate the number of hours which may be earned.

 

a.†††††††† masterís10

††††††††††† (1)††††††† ___none†††††††††† ___required††††† ___optional††††† ___hours

††††††††††† (2)††††††† ___none†††††††††† ___required††††† ___optional††††† ___hours

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† 10If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† in the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

b.†††††††† post-masterís†† ___none†††††††††† ___required††††† ___optional††††† ___hours

 

c.†††††††† doctoral††††††††††† ___none†††††††††† ___required††††† ___optional††††† ___hours

 

††††††††††† If variable credits are an option, please explain the circumstances:__________________

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† __________________________________________________________________

 

 

16.†††††† Please indicate other special requirements for graduation.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Comp Exam ††††††††††††††† ††Language††††††††††††††††††† ††† Other12

 

a.†††††††† masterís11

††††††††††† (1)††††††† ___yes ___no†††††††††††† ___yes ___no†††††††††††† ___yes ___no

††††††††††† (2)††††††† ___yes ___no†††††††††††† ___yes ___no†††††††††††† ___yes ___no

 

11If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Öin the space below or on the reverse side of this sheet.

 

b. ††††††† post-masterís ___yes ___no †††††††††† ___yes ___no†††††††††††† ___yes ___no

 

c. ††††††† doctoral††† ††††††† ___yes ___no†††††††††††† ___yes ___no†††††††††††† ___yes ___no

 

12If you have checked yes for an "other" requirement, please specify below what that requirement is and to which degree(s) it pertains.

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† __________________________________________________________________________________

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† __________________________________________________________________________________

 


††††††††††† (A dissertation is assumed to be required for all doctoral programs.If this is not true for your program, please indicate that and what other requirement is put in its place.)

 

††††††††††† ______________________________________________________________________

 

 

17.              Do you have prerequisites for entering your master's program(s)?(Please check all that apply)

 

††††††††††† Prerequisite††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††† Master's(1)††† Master's(2)13

 

Library or information-related work experience††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ______††††††††††† ______

 

Undergraduate work in library or information science††††††††††††††††††† ______††††††††††† ______

 

Foreign language††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ______††††††††††† ______

 

GRE or MAT or TOEFL(Circle which apply)††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ______††††††††††† ______

 

Grade point average (GPA)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ______††††††††††† ______

 

Personal interview††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ______††††††††††† ______

 

Other (please specify)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ______††††††††††† ______

 

13If your school offers more than 2 master's programs, report the information as (3), (4), Ö

by adding additional columns in the margin.

 

 

18.†††††† Do you offer courses away from your main/home campus?

 

††††††††††† ___no (please go to 19)††††††††††† ___yes (please complete the chart below)

 

 

††††††††††† A.††††††† For the period between Fall 1999 through Summer 2000, please list each course title and section number offered off-campus or via mail or telecommunications delivery.

 

Course Title & Section Number

Req'd for Degree?

If yes, which degree?

Media/Service Delivery Mechanism4

Offered by Regular Faculty?

Offered by Adjunct?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

††††††† 14Please use the following category list for the media or service delivery mechanism.In cases where more than one mechanism is used, use the category that is used most frequently.

 

Off-Campus†††††††††† Regular or adjunct faculty-offered course at a location off campus

Internet††††††††††††††††† Includes computer conferencing, computer tutorial, electronic mail, WebCT or other

authoring system, and the like.

Mailed Media†††††† Media Material (audio or video cassette or CD/Rom) mailed to student

Multimedia††††††††††† Combination of two or more media

TV Delivery†††††††††† Course delivered via television (broadcast, cable, or satellite)

Other††††††††††††††††††††† Please specify

 

 

††††††††††††††† B.†††††††† How were regular faculty compensated for teaching these courses?

 

a. ††††††† within the regular teaching load††††††††††††† _______

 

b. ††††††† as an overload††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† _______

 

c. ††††††† other compensation (please specify)††††††††††††††††† _______

 

 

19.†††††† Do you expect to change any aspects of your distance education efforts within the next report period?

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ______yes†††††† ______no

 

††††††††††† If yes, please indicate what the change is expected to be.

 

††††††††††† ___________________________________________________________________

 

 

20.†††††† What is the regular teaching load of full-time faculty teaching graduate courses in your department?Indicate courses in semester, trimester, or quarter credit hours. Circle the appropriate unit.

 

a. ††††††† _____credit hours teaching per academic year (except summer)

 

b. ††††††† _____credit hours in summer session

 

_____required to teach†††† _____optional to teach

 

c.                   _____maximum credit hours a faculty person may teach as an overload.If no overload permitted, please indicate 0.

 

d.                  Is the regular teaching load for full-time faculty teaching undergraduate courses in your department any different?

 

______yes†††††† ______no††††††† If yes, how does it differ?

 

 

 

 

21.†††††† A.††††††† How many courses were listed in your catalog during the last report period?††† _____

 

††††††††††† B. ††††††† What percent of those courses were taught at least once during the last report period?††† _____%

 

 

22.†††††† How many of the required and elective courses taught on your home campus were taught by regular faculty and how many of them were taught by adjunct faculty?

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Required††††††††††††††††††† Elective

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Courses††††††††††††††††††††† Courses

 

a. ††††††† regular full-time faculty††††††††††††† _________††††††††††††††††† _________

 

b. ††††††† adjunct faculty††††††††††††††††††††††††† _________††††††††††††††††† _________

 

c. ††††††† other (please specify)††††††††††††††† _________††††††††††††††††† _________

 

 

23.              Question no. 23 used in previous questionnaires has been deleted

 


24. ††††† A. †††††† To what extent are courses in your catalog cross-listed with other departments

with the major teaching responsibility carried out by your department?

 

Course(s) by Title†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Other Departments

 

________________________††††††††††† ________________________

 

________________________††††††††††† ________________________

 

________________________††††††††††† ________________________

 

††††††††††† B.†††††††† To what extent are courses in other departments cross-listed with your catalog with the major teaching responsibility carried out by the other department(s)?

 

Course(s) by Title†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Other Departments

 

________________________††††††††††† ________________________

 

________________________††††††††††† ________________________

 

________________________††††††††††† ________________________

 

 

25. ††††† Please indicate curriculum changes made within your program during the period from the Fall of 1998 through the Summer of 1999.

 

a.                   new courses added (Indicate titles below and reason for adding)

 

______________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________

 

 

b.                  courses dropped (Indicate titles below and reason for dropping)

 

______________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________

 

 

c.                   new program(s) added (indicate the title(s) and degree below)

 

______________________________________________________

 

______________________________________________________

 

 

d.                  Did you do total curriculum review of any program(s) (Indicate name of program)

 

______________________________________________________

 

 

e.                   Did you do a total curriculum revision of any degree(s) (Indicate name of degree)

 

______________________________________________________

 

 

f. †††††††† Were there specific areas within the curriculum reviewed? (specify below)

 

____________________________________________________

 

 

g. ††††††† Were there specific areas within the curriculum revised? (specify below)

 

____________________________________________________

 

 

h. ††††††† Were there any courses taught on an experimental or trial basis? (specify below)

 

____________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________

 

____________________________________________________

 

 

i. †††††††† Were there other changes?(specify below)

 

____________________________________________________

 

 


26. ††††† Do you have a standing curriculum committee within your school?

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† _____yes (please complete A and B)†††††††† _____no (please go to B)

 

††††††††††† A.††††††† Please indicate the composition of your committee (check all that apply)

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† faculty_____††††††††††††† staff (specify)_____††††††††††††††††† students_____

†††††††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††† alumni†† _____††††††††††††† practitioners_____††††††††††††††††††† other (specify)_____

 

 

††††††††††† B. ††††††† Was anyone given released time or other compensation for curriculum committee or curriculum revision activities during the last report period?

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† _____yes†††††††† rank or position of person ______________________

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† % of time or compensation _____________________

††††††††††††††††††††††† _____no

 

 

27.†††††† Are there curriculum changes under serious/active consideration?

 

††††††††††† _____no††††††† _____yes (please specify and comment briefly on the change)

 

_____a. ††††††††† changes in core/required courses (specify)

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† _______________________________________

 

_____b. ††††††††† adding a sixth-year or post-masterís program

 

_____c. ††††††††† adding a doctoral program

 

_____d. ††††††††† changing the length of a masterís program (specify) ††††††††††††††††††

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† _______________________________________

 

_____e. ††††††††† adding a second (or third) master's program (specify)

 

††††††††††††††††††††††† _____________________________________

 

_____f.††††††††††† joint masterís program (specify area/department)

 

_____g. ††††††††† other changes (specify)

 

`†††††††††††††††††††††† ______________________________________