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Assessment of MLIS Students

Students must complete a capstone research project, pass a comprehensive exam, and create an e-portfolio as part of the 40-credit hour MLIS program requirements.

  • MLIS students must take a technology class as one of their electives and create an e-portfolio
  • In LIS 695 capstone course, students must complete a master's research project
  • In LIS 695 capstone course, students must pass a comprehensive exam.


Assessment of MLIS Program by Students

The Exit Surveys of Graduating MLIS students are aligned with the American Library Association's Core Competencies of Librarianship.  Students evaluate their knowledge of the core competencies using a Likert Scale (quantitative data).

Annual Focus Group conducted each October at the Mississippi Library Association Conference (Qualitative data)

Course evaluations

Survey research conducted by Dr. Creel and Dr. Welsh


Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Program assessment is an ongoing, active and systematic process intended to monitor and improve the overall quality of Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). This page contains links to documents relating to SLIS program assessment based on Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) as required by the American Library Association's Committee on Accreditation.  

MLIS Program Assessment (WEAVE Reports)


Archival Certificate Program Assessment (WEAVE Reports)


Youth Services Certificate Program Assessment (WEAVE Reports)


LIS Bachelor's Degree Program Assessment (WEAVE Reports)


SLIS LIS Bachelor's Degree Report