MSI - LIS Program Assessment

LIS Program Data

  • Retention rate: One year retention for LIS who entered in 2020-2021 AY is 81%
  • Average time to degree completion: LIS students who graduated in the most recent 4 quarters – Fall 2020-Summer 2021 – is 2.5 years
  • Percentage of graduates holding positions relevant to the degree within 12 months of degree completion (may include further graduate study): For students who completed a LIS degree in the 3 most recent graduation years (2018-2020 graduation year), 55% responded to post graduation surveys and 89% report full-time employment one year after graduation

LIS Program Assessment

The College of Computing & Informatics is a member of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). In 2017, the American Library Association reaccredited the Drexel LIS graduate major program with "continuous accreditation" status until 2025. Systematic planning and program learning assessment are an integral part of our program’s ongoing efforts. As explained in our 2017 ALA Accreditation Program Self-Study, we conduct systematic data gathering from our constituencies including students, faculty, alumni, employers and administrators.

The MS in Information LIS Program Learning Objectives are fundamental to our ongoing assessment efforts.

MS in Information LIS program student learning achievement is assessed on a four-year evaluation cycle that ties the MSLIS program outcomes to the ALA competencies and to the core course assignments. The current four-year evaluation cycle began with the fall of academic year 2017/2018, when a new degree program revision was implemented, as described in the 2017 ALA Accreditation Program Self-Study. The program assessment cycle is shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Data collection cycle for MSLIS program learning outcomes assessment.

Table 1: Data collection cycle for MSLIS program learning outcomes assessment.

View the 2019-20 LIS Program Assessment

View the 2018-19 LIS Program Assessment

View the 2017-18 LIS Program Assessment