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Student Achievement

Student achievement in the program is assessed in several ways and is based on the outcomes expected from the carefully crafted and ongoing evaluation of the SIS curriculum.  All the faculty members are involved in curriculum assessment and development. This is accomplished through oversight and annual reviews by the school's standing curriculum committee.  The results of these activities are presented to the whole faculty in order that curriculum can be improved and innovations introduced. We also systematically involve students, staff, alumni and prospective employers in the process. For example, students are regularly surveyed or interviewed, and there is an Advisory Board composed of alumni and prospective employers who meet annually to review the program, talk with students, and offer input about the current state of the information professions.  What we learn from these processes is used to improve the curriculum. 

What kinds of innovations has this led to? Based on this process, and after careful alignment with the curriculum, the faculty approved the adoption of the ePortfolio . This means that students have a choice of the ePortfolio, thesis or comprehensive exam as the culminating experience to their studies. Each of these options is an integrative experience that demonstrates the student's mastery of both the theory that serves as a foundation for our discipline and the skills that are needed to be a successful practicing information professional. 

While the culminating experience serves as one measure of student achievement, the curriculum committee is currently working on adding additional ways to measure student learning outcomes. 

Graduation Rates

Students have a maximum of 6 years to complete the program. Students may attend full time or part time. 

Entered the Program in Calendar Year

total % who entered and completed the program

% who entered and completed the program in  2 years or less
(full-time)

% who entered and completed the program in  3 or more years
(part-time)

Still Enrolled

2017

TBD

TBD

TBD

97%

2016

56%

91%

TBD

34%

2015

86%

79%

21%

4%

2014

86%

53%

47%

0%

2013

80%

60%

40%

2%

2012

84%

45%

53%

0%

2011

83%

51%

49%

0%

2010

84%

56%

44%

0%

 

Time to Degree Completion

Data below indicates the average time taken to complete the previous 42 credit hour degree program. Beginning with fall 2016, the program now can be completed in 36 credit hours.

Academic Year

MS Degrees Awarded

Average # of enrolled semesters for graduates

2016-2017

58

7

2015-2016

64

6.7

2014-2015

80

7.1

2013-2014

72

6.6

2012-2013

61

6.3

2011-2012

87

6.9

2010-2011

77

6.6

2009-2010

62

6.6

 

Practicum Supervisor Evaluations of Practicum Student Performance
Extent that student met objectives agreed to during entire practicum experience
% Answering "Met or Exceeded All Objectives" (Top Point of a Five-Point Scale)

 

Semester

# of Completed Practicums

% Who Met Or Exceeded Objectives

Fall 2017

23

83%

Summer 2017

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Spring 2017

14

93%

Fall 2016

13

100%

Summer 2016

9

100%

Spring 2016

11

90.9%

Fall 2015

12

92.6

Summer 2015

15

85.7

Spring 2015

12

100

Fall 2014

11

90.9

Summer 2014

22

90.9

Spring 2014

18

73.7