Table III-40

Curriculum Changes under Consideration


Type of Change Under Consideration

Number of Programs Reporting Possible Change

Changes in Core/Required Courses


Adding 6th Year or Post-Master's Program


Adding Doctoral Program


Changing Length of Master's Program


Adding Masterís Program


Adding Joint Master's Program


Other Changes




  • Albany- Revision of undergraduate program
  • Arizona- Add joint masterís degree with Area Studies; creating and refining the Knowledge River Program curriculum.
  • Buffalo- Add JD/MLS with Law Library; review of School Library Media Program
  • Calif.-Los Angeles- Add an undergraduate major in IS
  • Catholic- Comprehensive review of areas of specialization
  • Clarion- Web-based delivery system
  • Clark- Course numbering system; comprehensive curriculum review in Fall semester
  • Dalhousie- Information Systems and Technology
  • Dominican- Curriculum review in Fall 2002
  • Drexel- Expand course listings for on-line Masterís programs; proposing a BS in Information Science
  • Emporia- Add Master of Knowledge Management; Archival Program; Health Sciences Program.
  • Florida State- Revise core course set for masterís and bachelorís degrees
  • Hawaii- Deletion and addition of courses; cross listing 3 new courses with ICS.
  • Illinois- Core courses were revised; consideration of professional development sequences.
  • Indiana- Add Joint Masters with English
  • Iowa- add MS in Information Science; review of the curriculum has been initiated.
  • Kent State- Continue to examine the role of technology in the curriculum; examine role of distributed education, especially in providing education for School Library Media certification.
  • Kentucky- Change in technology requirements; lengthening of MA program to 42 hrs.
  • Long Island- Complex change of core requirements, but not yet fully determined; addition of rare books program.
  • Maryland- Add Masterís in Information Studies; consideration of adding undergraduate degree or certificate.
  • McGill- Adoption of streams of concentration.
  • Michigan- Add joint E-Commerce degree with Business and Engineering; add dual degree with School of Social Work
  • Missouri- Add 6th year or post-masterís program; Add Foundations as 1.0 cr. hr.
  • NC Chapel Hill- Articulation of courses between new undergraduate major and graduate level courses
  • NC Greensboro- Reconfiguring the requirements of type-of-library and materials courses
  • North Texas- Evaluations and revision of several programs of study within the Masterís Degree.
  • Oklahoma- Expect full approval of Master of Science in Knowledge Management
  • Pratt- Review of Advanced Certificate Program; add electives or experimental courses
  • Puerto Rico- Adding doctoral program
  • Queens- Revising GLIS 700; accepting of oversight of undergraduate minor
  • Rhode Island- Add post-baccalaureate certificate in Information Resources Management
  • St. Johnís- Undergraduate minor under development; expand Law Librarianship program
  • South Carolina- Adding doctoral program; development of undergraduate program
  • Southern Conn.- Increase number of technology courses in core.
  • Syracuse- Plans changes in School Media Curriculum and changing length of a masters program.
  • Texas- Changes in course inventory structure; doctoral seminars
  • Texas Womanís- Adding management to core courses; development of additional courses with dual enrollment SLIS & MCOM
  • Toronto- Add joint JD/MISt and joint MBA/MISt; adding generalist stream
  • Washington- Add joint Masterís program with the Evans School of Public Policy and International Relations
  • Wayne State- Add PH.D program; change length of masterís from 36 to 39 hours; considering adding new certificate areas.
  • Wisconsin- Madison- Add undergrad courses; advertisingdouble degree programs that already exist.
  • Wisconsin- Milwaukee- Add a thesis option for the MLIS program; replace the cataloging class with a course on organization of knowledge.

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