Academic Program Proposal

Date
Proposal
Activated
Institution
and
Proposal
Degree
Awarded
Academic
Program
Name
Objections
Received
Decision
Deadline
MHEC Final
Action
Final
Decision
Date
8/24/2015Simmons College
Proposal
OOS Renewal2/24/2016
OOS Renewal Program Description
<p>New programs:</p><p>The Master of Science in Library Science (M.S.L.I.S.) with two Areas of Concentration - the online degree integrates theory with practice. Students will learn to analyze information and create solutions by applying a variety of tools and technologies; insure organization, accessibility; and management of library and information resources. Graduates will qualify for positions as web developers, digital librarians, social media managers, school media specialists and much more.  Total semester credit hours:  36</p>  <p>Concentration in Archives Management – students will acquire expertise in collecting, appraising and preserving documents and materials found in manuscripts, moving images and photographs, oral-history recordings, multimedia, government records and literary correspondence.  An internship is required.</p><p>Concentration in Information Science and Technology - includes modeling data, programming, building ontologies and using relational databases and XML.  The focus is on creating or working in digital environments with information systems, digital libraries, working in informatics on the aesthetic experience of information visualization, web design, and studying the efficiency of information systems through management and the user experience.  Graduates will be qualified to enter professional roles in libraries, museums, archives, management of information systems and also data-rich businesses and research settings.</p><p>The Archives Management Certificate: Online Program prepares students for careers in both digital and physical archives, as well as special collections and records management. It is specifically designed for students who have already earned a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school.  Total semester credit hours:  15</p><p>The Digital Stewardship Certificate: Online Program prepares students for active stewardship of digital assets.  The interdisciplinary curriculum explores the full range of technical, organizational, and public policy issues involved in managing digital information across the whole lifecycle, from the point of creation through access and long-term preservation.  Total semester credit hours:  15</p>