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Student Learning Objectives Information Science

Informatics Ph.D.

  • Demonstrate fundamental knowledge in five areas of information science.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in a chosen primary specialization area.
  • Demonstrate competence in research methodology, methods, and tools.
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the research literature in the chosen field.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the issues and research in a secondary area of specialization.
  • Demonstrate competence in independent research.

Information Studies Master of Science

  • Demonstrate a sense of professional identity by applying the concepts and principles of library and information sciences and related disciplines.
  • Know the history of the information professions and understand the changing roles of information professionals in a global environment.
  • Create, select, acquire, organize, describe, manage, preserve, retrieve, and disseminate information using relevant theories and practices.
  • Assess information needs of diverse and underserved populations and provide resources and instruction to meet those needs.
  • Recognize the crucial role of users in the development and delivery of user-centered information systems and services.
  • Formulate, interpret, and implement information policy including issues of privacy, equity, intellectual property, and intellectual freedom.
  • Promote and demonstrate the use of ethical standards n the creation, management, and use of information.
  • Conduct and apply research to develop, maintain, and evaluate information content and assess information services.
  • Understand, Implement and use appropriate technologies in the delivery of information content and services.
  • Apply management principles to the creation, administration, and promotion of information organizations and systems.
  • Understand the information environment and build collaborative relationships to strengthen library and  information services and literacy.