Evaluation and Assessment #3

3. (62) Intended learning outcomes at the course and program level are reviewed regularly to ensure clarity, utility, and appropriateness.

Not Observed      Insufficient      Moderate Use      Meets Criterion Completely

Program Based Assessment

SLIS uses a culminating e-portfolio as a program-based assessment to ensure that each student demonstrates mastery of all student learning outcomes (core competencies) for the MLIS degree before graduation.
MLIS Program Learning Outcomes (core competencies)

Rubrics used to evaluate the e-Portfolio

The program based learning outcomes (core competencies) are reviewed as part of the 7 year accreditation cycle per the overall curriculum review cycle.

MLIS Curriculum Review Cycle & Schedule Curriculum Component Timeline Status
Specialization & Course Clusters Spring 2004 - Spring 2005 DONE
Clusters Fall 2005 - Spring 2006 DONE
Culminating Experience Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 DONE
Core Courses Fall 2006 - Spring 2007 DONE
Accreditation report, visit, and review
November 2006 - June 2007
Review #1    
Specializations & Course Clusters Fall 2007 - Spring 2008 DONE MAY 2008
Culminating Experience Fall 2008 - Spring 2009 DONE MAY 2009
Core Courses Fall 2009 - Spring 2010 DONE AS PART OF MLIS O/VIEW
Review #2    
Career Pathways (was specializations) Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 DONE MAY 2011
Course Clusters Fall 2011 DONE AUGUST 2011
Culminating Experience Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 DONE MAY 2012
Core Course Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 To be completed

Review and Measurement of Individual Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of the Fall 2007 semester SLIS collected data on the number of revisions needed to satisfactorily demonstrate achievement of a defined subset of 5 of the MLIS Program Learning Objectives or Core Competencies presented in students’ culminating electronic portfolios. Our goal is to have 90% or better of LIBR 289 (e-portfolio) students who need no or only 1 revision to a Statement of Competency, the essay in which they demonstrate achievement of a specific Program Learning Outcome. If less than 90% of students submit work at that level, then that identifies for the faculty a need for curricular review of the courses that address that PLO.

However we want to note that since 2007 we have in fact collected datasets on all of our competencies and are in the process of reviewing all of them a second time as part of our ongoing curricular review process.

Course Student learning objectives and Course Mapping to Program Core Competencies

Each course has both student learning objectives –linked to assignments –as well as core competencies defined for that particular class. –see: http://slisapps.sjsu.edu/slo-core/mlis.php

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