The University of Tennessee’s School of Information Sciences is pleased to announce that the American Library Association’s (ALA) Committee on Accreditation has granted continued accreditation status to its Master of Science in Information Sciences (MSIS) program. The next comprehensive review of the program is scheduled for spring 2023.
Diane Kelly, an internationally known information sciences scholar, is the new director of the University of Tennessee School of Information Sciences (SIS). She begins on August 8.
Kelly comes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she was a professor in the School of Information and Library Science. Her research and teaching interests focus on interactive information search and retrieval, information search behavior, and research methods.
The School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tennessee has received approval to reduce the credit hour requirement for its Master’s program from 42 to 36 hours.
The change signifies responsiveness by the School to the challenges faced by many students who continue to work full time jobs while attending school to complete their master’s degree.
As part of this change, the SIS faculty carefully reviewed the program’s requirements to ensure that the quality of the degree program would be maintained.