Program Assessment

UBC iSchool’s Assessment Committee, faculty and Director oversee the assessment of all programs at the School to ensure that they are evaluated on an on-going basis. The assessment includes statistical data on average program duration, retention rate, learning outcomes, and employment data from recent graduates.

 

Recent Employment Data from our Graduates

Source: iSchool Alumni Surveys

Table 1: Alumni survey respondents currently employed and working in a field related to their UBC iSchool degree, by program.

Survey Date Graduation Date MLIS MAS Dual (MAS/MLIS)
2010 2008/9 97% (N=37) 100% (N=6) 80% (N=10)
2011 2009/10 88% (N=48) 67% (N=6) 100% (N=9)
2011 2006 96% (N=28) 75% (N=4) 100% (N=1)
2014 2011/12 89% (N=36) 100% (N=11) 82% (N=11)
2014 2012/13 90% (N=39) 100% (N=2) 67% (N=3)
2015 2014/2015 84% (N=86) 79% (N=15) 94% (N=16)
2016 2015/2016 87% (N=31) 83% (N=6) 100% (N=5)
2017 2016/2017 96% (N=24) 60% (N=3) 100% (N=3)
2018 2017/2018 85% (N=28) 100% (N=4) 75% (N=3)

 

Average duration of study

Year 

Program      Average duration

2017/18

MLIS     28 months

2016/17

MLIS     25 months


2017/18

MAS     29 months

2016/17

MAS     27 months


2017/18

MAS/MLIS     39 months

2016/17

MAS/MLIS     37 months


2017/18

MACL     31 months

2016/17

MACL     35 months


2017/18

PhD     72 months

Includes full-time and part-time students

 

 

Learning Outcomes Assessment

The iSchool professional programs (MLIS, MAS and Dual MAS/MLIS) are subject to ongoing evaluation through a learning outcomes assessment program. The results of the assessment are reported annually in a report:

 

Average retention rate

Year 

Program    

2017/18

MLIS     100%

2016/17

MLIS     93.75


2017/18

MAS     100%

2016/17

MAS     100%


2017/18

MAS/MLIS     100%

2016/17

MAS/MLIS     100%


2017/18

MACL     100%

2016/17

MACL     100%


2017/18

PhD     100%

2016/18

PhD     100%

 

 

Statistical Data on Enrolment and Completion Rates

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies gathers and provides information on all graduate level degree programs at the University. In addition to general program and tuition information, Graduate Studies provides information on enrolment data and program completion rates.