WISE Courses: 2017 Summer Session [May/August]

• 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 Susie Stephenson [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.
• 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 Aaron 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 2017 Summer term WISE courses is currently open. 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 September 2017. 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-August.


Competitive Intelligence [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in August 2017]

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. Course outline is from Summer 2016 online course.

Institution: Simmons College

Class Number: LIS 474

Faculty: Cynthia Cheng Correia

Course Tool (Online): Moodle

Class 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. Please allow 2 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.

Start and End Date: June 12th, 2017 – August 4th, 2017 [class begins in mid-June and ends early August]

Syllabus: http://wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2017/2/Correia_LIS474OL_Su16.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 August 2017]

Description: INLS 725: Electronic Health Records: 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: INLS 725

Faculty: Marcial

Course Tool: Sakai-Customized

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: June 26th, 2017 – July 27th, 2017 [class begins in late June and ends late-July]

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.


Embedded Librarians/Embedded Libraries: Embedding the library into the fabric of higher education [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in August 2017]

Description: This course will explore the creative and proactive strategies academic libraries are employing to embed librarians, library presence, library collections, research support, and library instruction into the curriculum, student success initiatives, and patron points of need. In an era in which some students and faculty bypass the library entirely, librarians are developing innovative services that take them outside the library — both online and face-to-face — to provide services where their patrons are. This requires deep knowledge of one’s patrons and the academic environment, as well as an understanding of best practices for collaboration. We will explore best practices for embedding the library into the fabric of higher education through the literature as well as through significant written reflection and discussion.

Institution: San Jose State University

Class Number: INFO 220

Faculty: Meredith Farkas

Class Disclaimer: Students must meet the school’s home computing and technology literacy prerequisites. See http://ischool.sjsu.edu/current-students/technology-support/home-computing-environment.

Start and End Date: June 5th, 2017 – August 11th, 2017  [class begins in early June and ends mid-August]

Syllabus: http://ischoolapps.sjsu.edu/gss/ajax/showSheet.php?id=6978

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.


Government Information Resources and Services [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in August 2017]

Description: The American political environment and its impact on the availability and control of information emanating from the federal government. Consideration and analysis of federal-government materials in many formats.

Institution: The University of Pittsburgh

Class Number: LIS 2537

Faculty: Mark Scott

Class Tool (Online): Blackboard

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: May 15th, 2017 – August 12th, 2017 [class begins in mid-May and ends mid-August]

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.


History of Libraries [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in August 2017]

Description: This course covers the history of libraries from earliest times to the present day. It includes specific institutions, trends in service and facilities, and individuals important in the development of these institutions. While the primary focus of the course is libraries in the Western World, consideration of libraries in other traditions will be covered as source material allows. The objectives of the course include gaining a broad perspective on the history of libraries, an understanding of the history of libraries in the context of socio-cultural, political and economic developments, and an understanding of historical methods both through the analysis of primary sources related to the history of libraries and through critical reading of texts on the history of libraries. Course material includes lectures and discussions. There are several writing assignments. Course outline is from Summer 2015 online course.

Institution: Simmons College

Class Number: LIS 532C

Faculty: Kathy Wisser

Course Tool: Moodle

Class Disclaimer: Please allow 2 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.

Start and End Date: June 12th, 2017 – July 28th, 2017 [class begins in mid-June and ends late-July]

Syllabus: http://wiseeducation.org/media/documents/2017/2/Wisser_LIS532_Su15.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.


Linked Open Data [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in August 2017]

Description: This course, which is designed for information professionals, introduces linked data technologies and examines the ways in which linked open data is used across several sectors. You will be introduced to the rationale for linked data, principles for linked data element set vocabularies, linked classification vocabularies, data quality and security, the construction of linked data, as well as linked data applications, tools, and projects. Focus will be directed toward critical examination of linked data techniques, debates, and use in a professional setting. In addition, you will attain familiarity with a number of linked data standards.

Institution: University of Pittsburgh

Class Number: LIS 2970

Faculty: Aaron Brenner & Ashleigh Faith

Course Tool: Blackboard

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: May 15, 2017 – August 12, 2017 [class begins in mid-May and ends mid-August]

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.


Writing Grant Proposals [Cannot be taken by students completing their degree requirements in August 2017]

Description: This course focuses on designing the grant project, searching for an appropriate grant, writing the grant proposal and implementing the grant project. Topics include planning the project, developing the project budget, creating the evaluation plan, implementing the project and reporting on the project.

Institution: Rutgers University

Class Identifier: 17:610:599

Faculty: Kay Cassell

Course Tool (Online): eCollege

Class Disclaimer: None

Start and End Date: May 30th, 2017 – June 23rd, 2017 [class begins in late-May and ends late-June]

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.