Advanced Topics in Library and Information Science (e-Portfolio)
Spring 2015 Greensheet
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Independent creation of an electronic portfolio demonstrating mastery of all program learning outcomes (core competencies) for the MLIS degree.
If taking 289 in Fall a student must be in his or her final semester. If taking 289 in Spring a student may have one class left to take. The class must be taken in the summer. In this scenario a student will graduate in the summer.
In addition -in order to enroll in Libr 289- all students must have a GPA of 3.0, have no incompletes, and have an approved candidacy form on file.
See information about eligibility to take Libr 289 in the LIBR 289 Handbook "Eligibility " Section.
LIBR 289 supports all the MLIS Core Competencies. In LIBR 289 students demonstrate mastery of all the defined MLIS Core Competencies (program learning outcomes) in an electronic portfolio.
LIBR 289 procedures and the required format and contents for the LIBR 289 e-Portfolio are specified in the LIBR 289 Handbook, which serves as the Course Pages for LIBR 289.
LIBR 289 is a Credit/No Credit course. The LIBR 289 Grading policies, including standards for Report in Progress and No Credit grading, are detailed in the LIBR 289 Handbook in the Standards and Grading section.
Note: In order to receive a credit for Libr 289 the following must be deemed satisfactory by the e-Portfolio advisor:
- The 14 competencies
- The Introduction
- The Conclusion
- The Statement of Professional Philosopy (to include Competency O)
- The Affirmation
e-Portfolio Due Date Spring 2015
Monday, April 20th, 2015, at 11:59 pm Pacific time.
There is no overall Canvas course site. Students will work directly with their individual e-Portfolio advisors and will be automatically joined to their e-portfolio advisor's Canvas site. e-Portfolio advisors will be assigned after open registration closes.
Students may build and submit their e-Portfolio publications using either the iSchool-supported Canvas e-Portfolio software and template, or choose another electronic medium approved by their e-Portfolio advisor. Please see this section in the Libr 289 Handbook. If using a non Canvas medium please password the site.
Course Workload Expectations
Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.
Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.
Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.
All incompletes of record must be cleared prior to the start of the semester in which the student is enrolling in LIBR 289 The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher prior to enrolling in LIBR 289 The student must have an approved Candidacy Approval Form on file prior to enrolling in LIBR 289 For how to file the Candidacy Approval Form, see ischoolsjsuedu/current-students/graduation-application-process-and-forms
All incompletes of record must be cleared prior to the start of the semester in which the student is enrolling in LIBR 289
The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher prior to enrolling in LIBR 289
The student must have an approved Candidacy Approval Form on file prior to enrolling in LIBR 289 For how to file the Candidacy Approval Form, see ischoolsjsuedu/current-students/graduation-application-process-and-forms.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Each student must demonstrate mastery of all program learning outcomes (core competencies -listed below).
Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)
LIBR 289 supports the following core competencies:
- A Articulate the ethics, values, and foundational principles of library and information professionals and their role in the promotion of intellectual freedom.
- B Describe and compare the organizational settings in which library and information professionals practice.
- C Recognize and describe cultural and economic diversity in the clientele of libraries or information organizations.
- D Apply the fundamental principles of planning, management, marketing, and advocacy.
- E Design, query and evaluate information retrieval systems.
- F Use the basic concepts and principles related to the selection, evaluation, organization, and preservation of physical and digital items and collections.
- G Demonstrate understanding of basic principles and standards involved in organizing information, including classification, cataloging, metadata, or other systems.
- H Demonstrate proficiency in identifying, using, and evaluating current and emerging information and communication technologies.
- I Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information.
- J Describe the fundamental concepts of information-seeking behaviors.
- K Design instructional programs based on learning principles and theories.
- L Demonstrate understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods and of the evaluation and synthesis of research literature.
- M Demonstrate oral and written communication skills necessary for professional collaboration and presentations.
- N Evaluate programs and services based on measurable criteria.
- O Contribute to the cultural, economic, educational and social well-being of our global communities.
No Textbooks For This Course.
This is a Credit/No Credit course. Incompletes are considered on a case-by-case basis, and are given for family or work emergency situations.
General Expectations, Rights and Responsibilities of the Student
As members of the academic community, students accept both the rights and responsibilities incumbent upon all members of the institution. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with SJSU's policies and practices pertaining to the procedures to follow if and when questions or concerns about a class arises. See University Policy S90-5 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S90-5.pdf. More detailed information on a variety of related topics is available in the SJSU catalog at http://info.sjsu.edu/web-dbgen/catalog/departments/LIS.html. In general, it is recommended that students begin by seeking clarification or discussing concerns with their instructor. If such conversation is not possible, or if it does not serve to address the issue, it is recommended that the student contact the Department Chair as a next step.
Dropping and Adding
Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drop, grade forgiveness, etc. Refer to the current semester's Catalog Policies section at http://info.sjsu.edu/static/catalog/policies.html. Add/drop deadlines can be found on the current academic year calendars document on the Academic Calendars webpage at http://www.sjsu.edu/provost/services/academic_calendars/. The Late Drop Policy is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/aars/policies/latedrops/policy/. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for dropping classes.
Information about the latest changes and news is available at the Advising Hub at http://www.sjsu.edu/advising/.
Consent for Recording of Class and Public Sharing of Instructor Material
University Policy S12-7, http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/S12-7.pdf, requires students to obtain instructor's permission to record the course and the following items to be included in the syllabus:
- "Common courtesy and professional behavior dictate that you notify someone when you are recording him/her. You must obtain the instructor's permission to make audio or video recordings in this class. Such permission allows the recordings to be used for your private, study purposes only. The recordings are the intellectual property of the instructor; you have not been given any rights to reproduce or distribute the material."
- It is suggested that the syllabus include the instructor's process for granting permission, whether in writing or orally and whether for the whole semester or on a class by class basis.
- In classes where active participation of students or guests may be on the recording, permission of those students or guests should be obtained as well.
- "Course material developed by the instructor is the intellectual property of the instructor and cannot be shared publicly without his/her approval. You may not publicly share or upload instructor generated material for this course such as exam questions, lecture notes, or homework solutions without instructor consent."
Your commitment, as a student, to learning is evidenced by your enrollment at San Jose State University. The University Academic Integrity Policy F15-7 at http://www.sjsu.edu/senate/docs/F15-7.pdf requires you to be honest in all your academic course work. Faculty members are required to report all infractions to the office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development. The Student Conduct and Ethical Development website is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/studentconduct/.
Campus Policy in Compliance with the American Disabilities Act
If you need course adaptations or accommodations because of a disability, or if you need to make special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please make an appointment with me as soon as possible, or see me during office hours. Presidential Directive 97-03 at http://www.sjsu.edu/president/docs/directives/PD_1997-03.pdf requires that students with disabilities requesting accommodations must register with the Accessible Education Center (AEC) at http://www.sjsu.edu/aec to establish a record of their disability.
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