Program Assessment

Program assessment is an ongoing, systematic, and active process intended to monitor and improve the overall quality of student learning. There are numerous factors, practices, and bodies involved in the program assessment process 

Program Level Learning Outcomes (PLO)

Program Level Learning Outcomes are a set of objectives students will meet upon completion of the program. 

Student Achievement Data

The percentage of graduates holding positions relevant to the degree within 12 months of degree completion.

ALA Accreditation

The MLIS program at the University of Alberta is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) Committee on Accreditation, with the status of Continued accreditation.

Exit Survey Summaries

The Faculty of Education conducts regular exit surveys of MLIS graduands.

Employment Surveys

SLIS conducts annual employment surveys of graduates of the Master of Library and Information Studies program.

Practicum Supervisors Surveys

The survey of practicum supervisors elicits feedback on supervisors’ and co-supervisors’ experiences, perspectives, and suggestions. 

Additional Information

Processes for MLIS Program Assessment (Chart)

This PDF chart illustrates the program assessment process.

MLIS External Program Advisory Committee (MEPAC)

The MLIS External Program Advisory Committee (MEPAC) is a governing body that is part of SLIS' shared governance model. MEPAC is the chief governing and advisory body of the School of Library and Information Studies. MEPAC consists of Library and Information Studies academic staff and representatives of other stakeholder groups.

Student Professional Development Activities

This PDF gives a faceted overview of SLIS student Professional Development (PD) activities.