WISE Courses: 2015, Summer Session [May-August]

  • Important: US students with US government Direct Loans are NOT eligible to take WISE courses. If you have such a loan and register for a WISE course you could lose your loan eligibility.
  • Please remember than only 2-5 spaces in total are available in each course for WISE students in the participating institutions. There is no guarantee that there will be space for you in any of these courses.
  • You should NOT request a space in a WISE course unless you are reasonably sure you will actually take the course if offered a space. It causes logistical problems to “take up” a space then drop the course at the last minute.
  • All courses have the four MLIS Core Courses as required pre-requisites: LIBR 500, LIBR 501, LIBR 502 & LIBR 503 for students in the MLIS and Dual programs. Students in the stand-alone MAS program must have completed the four MAS Core Courses. Other required pre-requisites are noted in the individual course descriptions. If you are in the MAS program you should ask Mary Sue Stephenson [MLIS Chair] about whether or not you have taken the relevant equivalent courses in the MAS program.
  • All SLAIS students [except as noted above for US students with government loans] are eligible to take relevant WISE courses. MAS students – see below for information on taking a WISE course. MACL, CAS and Ph.D. students should consult with their advisers before requesting spaces in WISE courses.
  • Students who wish to take one of the available courses will be registered in LIBR 593: Seminar
  • Students may take a maximum of two WISE courses [6 credits] as part of their MLIS, MAS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MACL, CAS or Ph.D. programs
  • Students must agree to the course parameters of the host institution including course management tools, grading, and dates of term
  • Students must have access to technology necessary for completion of course
  • Students must have the technical knowledge to complete course successfully
  • Marks given by the program offering the course will be converted to UBC marks using only the WISE Marking Matrix. Please read over this document carefully as it will be the sole source used to convert marks from WISE institutions to UBC marks. If a particular program is not shown on the matrix then that program’s grading practices will be matched to a program that is on the matrix and the displayed program’s conversion data will be used.
  • To request a space in one or more of the WISE courses please follow the registration instructions distributed to all SLAIS students via email on March 2, 2015. Do not attempt to register for a WISE course before March 2, 2015
  • Once you have completed course registration at the WISE web site, please send Mary Sue Stephenson a separate e-mail [susie.slais@ubc.ca] for each course giving this information:

o Your name
o Your program [MLIS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MAS, MACL, CAS, Ph.D.]
o Your UBC student number
o The name, number, and institution of the course you wish to take
o If you are requesting a space in two courses please send separate emails for each course

  • IMPORTANT– If you are in the stand-alone MAS – before we can send approval to WISE for you to take a course you must have first completed and submitted the Request for Credit for External Courses Form. It must be signed by Rick Kopak as SLAIS Graduate Adviser before the WISE registration process can take place. When you send your request to take a class to Mary Sue Stephenson please indicate that the form has already been submitted and approved. If you forget to tell her or you haven’t completed the approval process it will delay the process of trying to secure a seat for you in one of the WISE courses. Given the small number of seats, it will likely keep you from obtaining one of the seats.
  • VERY IMPORTANT: When you take a WISE course you are registered in a SLAIS/UBC course: LIBR 593D or LIBR 593E and all the normal add/drop dates at UBC apply. You are held responsible for dropping ALL relevant courses by the UBC deadlines. If you forget to drop [even if the WISE course has not yet started] you may receive a mark of “F” in the course.
    NOTE: Registration for the 2015 Summer Session WISE courses opens on March 2, 2015. It is possible that additional WISE courses may be added later.

 


Competitive Intelligence

  • Description: Organizations and organizational units increasingly employ competitive intelligence (CI) to support decision making, management, and to build and sustain competitive advantages. As the formal practice of CI has grown in adoption and sophistication, information professionals are often charged with intelligence-related responsibilities.
  • Institution: Simmons College
  • Class Number: LIS 474
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
  • Course tool: Moodle
    • Faculty: Cynthia Cheng Correia
  • Start and End Date: 6/22/2015 – 8/1/2015 [course starts in late June and ends in mid August]
  • Syllabus link: coming soon
  • Disclaimer: Asynchronous online class discussions that take place in Moodle, will be based on the weekly recorded lecture, assigned readings, shared articles, and other material and topics introduced by either the instructor or students. Live online class meetings will be conducted. These sessions may be recorded, but this cannot be guaranteed. We will schedule these meetings via class vote before the course start date — please look for notices via email. These meetings will involve discussions and may include a brief overview of topics and concepts, as well as guest speakers. We may schedule supplemental meetings, attendance for which is not required. Online meeting details will be posted on Moodle. Recorded lectures will also be posted for on Moodle. Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 

Electronic Health Records

  • Description: Focuses on EHR data standards with emphasis on data management requirements, applications, and services. Course includes HL7, CCHIT, and CDISC standards. For data management specialists, administrators, and health data analysts.
  • Institution: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Class Number: 725
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
  • Course tool: Sakai – Customized
  • Faculty: Laura Marcial
  • Start and End Date: 6/22/2015 – 7/23/2015 [course starts in late June and ends in late July]
  • Syllabus link: coming soon
  • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 

History of Libraries [cannot be taken by students completing their degrees in August 2015]

  • Description: The purpose of the course is to increase the level of pre-service librarians’ understanding of the library and information needs of individuals with disabilities.
  • Institution: Simmons Collegey
  • Class Number: LIS 532C
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
  • Course tool: Moodle
  • Faculty: Kathy Wisser
  • Start and End Date: 6/22/2015 – 8/1/2015 [course begins in late June and ends in late August]
  • Syllabus: http://www.wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2015/2/532COLcourseOutline.pdf
  • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

Library Services for Underrepresented Populations

  • Description: This 12 week class will provide students with a deeper understanding of diversity and cultural competence. Students will explore the characteristics of several library user groups that are considered traditionally underserved (e.g. older adults, people with disabilities). Students will learn strategies for delivering effective services to meet each population’s information needs. Guest lectures will be provided by experienced LIS practitioners/researchers. The course will also offer opportunities for synchronous interactions.
  • Institution: Syracuse University
  • Class Number: IST 600
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
  • Course tool: Blackboard
  • Faculty: Renee Hill
  • Start and End Date: 5/18/2015 – 8/14/2015 [course starts in mid May and ends in mid August]
  • Syllabus link: coming soon
  • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

Publishing, Knowledge Institutions & Society: E-Revolutions? [cannot be taken by students completing their degrees in August 2015]

  • Description: Course objectives
    • Sufficient knowledge of US copyright law to advise digitization projects, uncertain authors and instructors, and digital archivists on common, relatively simple fair-use, orphan-works, reuse, and republishing dilemmas
    • Sufficient knowledge of current trends, processes, and standards in trade and scholarly publishing to advise would-be authors, advocate for balanced laws and policies, and navigate
    • Sufficient knowledge of intellectual-property-related dilemmas, movements, and legislation (past and pending) to be a thoughtful advocate and information-agency leader
    • Sufficient knowledge of publishing trends to inform collection-development decisions in academic, public, K-12, and special-library settings
    • The ability to assess a rapidly-evolving situation and explain it clearly and succinctly to others
    • The ability to devise a well-reasoned long-range scenario and a strategy to respond to it The ability to write a journal-quality book review
  • Institution: The University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS
  • Class Number: LIS 640
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
  • Course tool: Desire2Learn
  • Faculty: Dorothea Salo
  • Start and End Date: 6/22/2015 – 8/16/2015 [course begins in late June and ends in early mid August]
  • Syllabus: www.wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2014/2/epub_2syll2013.pdf
  • Class Disclaimer: Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.

 

Seminar in Graphic Novels and Comics for Youth and Adults

  • Description: The history and development of comic books, graphic novels, their subgenres as literature. Role in western and international societies and cultures. Issues of youth/adult readership and literacy. Race, gender, politics, violent content issues. Presence in popular culture, the Internet, art forms, and translation into movies. Selection tools, policies, collection development, and censorship. Comic and graphic novels programming in libraries and schools.
  • Institution: University of North Texas
  • Class Number: SLIS 5415
  • Total number of WISE seats available for students in all WISE institutions: 3
  • Course tool: Blackboard
  • Faculty: Dr. Elizabeth Figa
  • Start and End Date: 6/8/2015 – 7/9/2015 [course begins in early June and ends in early July – four week course]
  • Syllabus: http://www.wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2015/2/532COLcourseOutline.pdf
  • Class Disclaimer: The University of North Texas uses Blackboard Learn as the learning management system. You can access the portal at http://learn.unt.edu. Visit the Blackboard On Demand Learning Center http://ondemand.blackboard.com/students.htm for short how-to videos on using Blackboard as a student. There is also a link to helpful information regarding the UNT BB Learn tool http://www.unt.edu/helpdesk/bblearn During the week prior to the start of classes, you will receive an e-mail with your UNT course and login information. Students agree to the course parameters of the host institution, including but not limited to: course management tools, grading, any required residencies, possible synchronous sessions, and academic calendars. Students are expected to meet deadlines as outlined in course syllabus and to contribute to class participation. Please allow 2-3 weeks for grade processing after the end date of the course. Check that this delay will not interfere with deadline dates at your school for graduation or financial aid.