WISE Courses: 2016-2017, Winter Session, Term 1 [September/December]

• 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 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 Rick Kopak [SLAIS Graduate Adviser] about whether or not you have taken the relevant equivalent courses in the MAS program.
• All SLAIS students are eligible to take relevant WISE courses. Stand-alone 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 are offered seats in their requested WISE courses will be registered in LIBR 593: Seminar by SLAIS office staff, but if you then drop the course it is your responsibility to drop the relevant section of LIBR 593: Seminar by the stated UBC drop deadlines.
• Students can take a maximum of two WISE courses [6 credits] as part of their MLIS, MAS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MACL, CAS or Ph.D. programs. WISE courses do not count as “External Credits” for students in the MLIS or MLIS/Dual programs, but do count as external for students in the stand-alone MAS program.
• 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 a 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. No information from instructors beyond the actual mark submitted to WISE will be used in the conversion to UBC percentage marks. If a given institution is not shown on the matrix then the information for an institution with the same marking scheme 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 April 18, 2016. Do not attempt to register for a WISE course before April 18, 2016. Any requests before the 29th will be ignored.
• Once you have completed course registration at the WISE web site, please send Aaron Loehrlein a separate e-mail [a.loe@ubc.ca] for each course giving this information:

  • Your name
  • Your program [MLIS, Dual MAS/MLIS, MAS, MACL, CAS, Ph.D.]
  • Your UBC student number
  • The name, number, and institution of the course you wish to take
  • If you have already taken a WISE course in the past
  • If you are requesting a space in two or more courses please send separate emails for each course and indicate the ranking of the requests.

• 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 Rick please indicate that the External Credit form has already been submitted and approved. If you forget to provide the required information 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 2016 Winter Term 1 WISE courses opens on April 18, 2016. It is possible that additional WISE courses may be added later.

VERY IMPORTANT: No American students with US government loans can take any WISE courses as this would invalidate the loans.

VERY IMPORTANT: Due to the end dates of these courses they cannot be taken by any students who will graduate in November 2016. WISE instructors have up to three weeks after the end of the course to submit marks and SLAIS must submit a list of graduating students to UBC in mid-October.


Big Data Analytics and Management [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: As the prevalence of advanced web and storage technologies, more and more data are produced in massive amounts at a rapid rate. The data that come from instruments, sensors, Internet transactions, emails, click streams, and/or all other digital sources require a new way of analyzing, interpreting, learning, and managing data efficiently. As a result, “big data” analytics and management has gained increasing attention and become one of the most significant, emerging fields in many disciplines, ranging from business intelligence to scientific discovery.

Institution: San Jose State University

Class Number: INFO 246

Faculty: Michelle Chen

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: August 24th, 2016 – December 12th, 2016 [class begins in late August and ends mid-December]

Syllabus: http://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=6657

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 a minimum of 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.


Crisis/Disaster Health Informatics [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: This course explores the inter-connectedness of information, people, and technologies in a crisis/disaster (e.g. hurricanes, earthquakes, pandemics) and the intersecting trajectories of social, technical and information perspectives in crises/disasters. In particular, it examines how information is generated, accessed, organized, coordinated, and disseminated during a crisis/disaster. The course also examines the multiple roles that libraries can play in crisis/disaster preparedness and response.

Institution: San Jose State University

Class Number: INFO 281

Faculty: Chris Hagar

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: August 24th, 2016 – December 12th, 2016 [class begins in late August and ends mid-December]

Syllabus: http://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=6699

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 a minimum of 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.


Economics of Information [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: Information as an economic good and resource. Equity and distribution of information as public good and as a commodity. Economics of the information industry. Supply and demand of information and its pricing. Micro- and macro-economic information indication and studies in national economics.

Institution: University of North Texas

Class Number: INFO 5020

Faculty: Dr. Michele Villagran

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.

Start and End Date: August 29th, 2016 – December 16th, 2016 [class begins in late August and ends mid-December]

Syllabus: wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2016/4/Fall_2015_INFO_5020_Syllabus.pdf

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 a minimum of 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 [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

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

Faculty: Shin

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: August 22nd, 2016 – December 7th, 2016 [class begins in late August and ends early December]

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 a minimum of 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.


Ethical Practices for Information Professionals [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: This case-based course presents a foundation for understanding ethical practices within the context of human values and current and emerging organizational forms. Cases will focus on organizations where knowledge workers use social media information platforms, and communication networks to fulfill the organization’s mission (for example, information centers, libraries, and information-technology departments or companies). Ethical teachings from ancient times to the present are examined for their use in understanding individual and group actions in a time when technological changes are so rapid that laws and codified norms can not reliably guide decision making.

Institution: Rutgers University

Class Number: 17:610:598

Faculty: Claire McInerney

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: September 6th, 2016 – December 15th, 2016 [class begins in early September and ends mid-December]

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 a minimum of 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.


Intellectual Freedom [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: This course examines the historical and legal background of intellectual freedom in libraries as well as current trends and topics. The course discusses the many challenges to the concept and practice of intellectual freedom from technological to political to legal. Students learn how to articulate, promote, and defend intellectual freedom policies as a key component of professional practice in all types of library and information services.

Institution: Rutgers University

Class Number: 17:610:584

Faculty: Nancy Kranich

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: September 6th, 2016 – December 14th, 2016 [class begins in early September and ends mid-December]

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 a minimum of 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 to Students with Disabilities [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: Includes strategies for planning library programs and services that are inclusive of the information needs of PK-12th grade students with disabilities.

Institution: Syracuse University

Class Number: IST 600

Faculty: Renee E Franklin Hill

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: August 29th, 2016 – December 16th, 2016 [class begins in late August and ends mid-December]

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 a minimum of 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.


METADATA [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: Principles and application of metadata for networked information-resource organization, representation, retrieval, and interoperability using a variety of schemes and tools.

Institution: The University of Pittsburgh

Class Number: LIS 2407

Faculty: Dr. Jung Sun Oh

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: August 29th, 2016 – December 17th, 2016 [class begins in late August and ends mid-December]

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 a minimum of 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.


Metadata [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: Examines metadata in the digital environment. Emphasizes the development and implementation of metadata schemas in distinct information communities and the standards and technological applications used to create machine understandable metadata.

Institution: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Class Number: 720

Faculty: Feinberg

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: August 23rd, 2016 – December 7th, 2016 [class begins in late August and ends early December]

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 a minimum of 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 Inst. & Society: E-Revolutions? [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in November 2016]

Description: Book and journal publishing faces Internet-driven change on several fronts: e-readers, open access, bricks-and-mortar store woes, self-publishing. This course will examine how readers, authors, publishers, librarians, educators, researchers, and lawmakers are responding to these and other challenges.

Institution: The University of Wisconsin – Madison SLIS

Class Number: 640

Faculty: Dorothea Salo

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: September 6th, 2016 – December 23rd, 2016 [class begins in early September and ends late December]

Syllabus: wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2016/4/uwmad640syll2015.pdf

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 a minimum of 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.