FAQs

How do I complete the required portfolio modules?

The Grant Writing module will be completed in combination with a series of required workshops, coordinated by the Associate Chair Graduate in the the first fall semester. The Information Literacy module will be completed in combination with a series of required workshops led by an instructor from the Library in the first Fall semester. Information for both modules will be given by the Graduate Advisor. Both modules are five weeks long.

How do I choose the optional module(s)?

You should choose modules that best reflect your personal and professional goals. If you are unsure which module(s) to choose, discuss your interests with your stream advisor.

What is my timeline for completing the portfolio?

Once you have decided which module(s) to pursue, you must complete the Anticipated Portfolio Plan and Timeline. This form must be discussed with and signed by the stream advisor and submitted to the Graduate Advisor by December 1st of your first Fall semester. Please keep in mind that some of the modules will require planning and forethought; others can be completed more quickly. Please plan accordingly.

What if I want to do something that is not listed?

The portfolio should reflect your interests and strengths, and we are continually developing the components to meet student needs. If you have an idea for a portfolio module not listed here, by all means discuss your idea with your stream advisor and the Associate Chair Graduate.

What if I want to do more than the allotted portfolio modules?

If you are pursuing an MA-thesis or a PhD you may register for MLCS 796 under consultation with your stream advisor and after receiving approval of your thesis supervisor and the Associate Chair Graduate. The additional modules must not affect your time to degree and can only be pursued if you are in good standing. Please complete the MLCS Additional Module Request.