Assessment and Accreditation

Student Achievement and Assessment Data

Library Journal Placement Data
Retention Analysis

2019 ALA Accreditation Comprehensive Review

The College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity is proud to offer an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master of Science in Information Science degree. This accreditation is vital to obtain many of the information professional-level positions in the field of Library and Information Science.

As part of the accreditation process the program undergoes a self-evaluation and peer review based on the Standards enacted by the ALA. These standards have been established "to foster excellence through the development of criteria for evaluating education effectiveness. Throughout the Standards, the requirements for evaluation include assessments, not only of educational processes and resources to achieve established objectives expressed as student learning outcomes. Further, institutions seeking accreditation of master's degree programs in library and information studies have an obligation to use the results of their evaluations for broad-based, continuous program planning, assessment, development, and improvement."1 

The next round of assessment surveys was launched in January 2019. They include:

The data from these surveys is being reviewed, and the outcomes will be shared in the self-study report.

The 2019 site visit is scheduled for September 2019.


Standards for Accreditation of Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies (Chicago, IL: Office for Accreditation, American Library Association, 2008), p.4.