School of Information Sciences

COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION & INFORMATION

Credit Hour Requirement Reduced to 36 for Master’s in Information Sciences

Credit Hours ReducedThe 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.

Youth Informatics Certificate Program Available at UT School of Information Sciences

Youth InformaticsThe School of Information Sciences (SIS) at the University of Tennessee is offering a new graduate certificate program in Youth Informatics.

The program is open to all Master’s/PhD students. It requires successful completion of 12 credit hours, four classes of three credit hours each. Visit www.sis.utk.edu/youth-informatics for details on admission requirements and processes and to download a program sheet.

Cortez Appointed Chair of ALA Committee on Education

Ed Cortez, professor and former director of the School of Information Sciences (SIS) in the College of Communication and Information, has been appointed chair of the American Libraries Associaed corteztion (ALA) Committee on Education.

Cortez will take office in June 2016 after the ALA annual conference.

Before coming to UT, Cortez served as a professor and administrator at the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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