Students in the College of Information and Communications benefit from the curriculum in SLIS 420. Journalism and Information Science students need an understanding of how information is used and transferred. This includes journalists who deliver this information to inform and information scientists who structured this information for use. By cross-listing the course, students in both schools have the opportunity to take the course where these concepts are taught.
This course will be cross-listed with the school of Journalism and Mass Communications (JMC): JOUR 491. This course is a new course that is currently being proposed concurrent with this proposed cross-listing.
In order to allow JMC students to take the course, the prerequisites for SLIS 420 will change to include a course from JMC: JOUR 101.
To: Andrea Tanner
From: R. David Lankes
Re: Concurrence for SLIS 420/JOUR 491
Date: November 16, 2016
The School of Library and Information Science supports the creation and prerequisites for JOUR 491 and the changes to the prerequisites for SLIS 420.
R. David Lankes
Professor and Director School of Library and Information Science
The Curriculum Committee for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) has reviewed and approved SLIS 420 as a cross-listed course in the SJMC curriculum. The course has been approved by the School’s faculty.
Your proposal is being returned for the following reason(s):
- This looks like a change to cross-list a course- but it is unclear what department this will be cross-listed with? The Justification does not mention this. Need clarity.
It is unclear if the prereq's are changing. In the submission there are courses listed in the Original Prerequisits, but in the New Prerequisites it is blank. There is no discussion of prereqs in the justification, but then in the concurrency letter there is an indication that they support the prereqs. This needs clarification.
Apparently SLIS 420 is existing, but there does not appear to be a JOUR 491 in the current bulletin. Is one being created?
Please address the above and return this proposal, through all the channels, by March 17 at noon in order to be considered for approval by the Faculty Senate at the December meeting. Should your proposal not reach the committee by the stated deadline, the next Curricula and Courses review cycle will begin in mid-March. We are looking forward to your making this cycle.
KC Kirasic, Chair
Faculty Senate Committee on Curricula and Courses
Thank you for submitting your proposal to the Committee on Curricula & Courses. We are moving your proposal forward to the Faculty Senate. We appreciate your patience and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education.
Update will appear in the 2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin.