WISE Courses: 2017 Fall Session

WISE course instructions and information

Each course offered by a WISE institution reserves 2-5 spaces for WISE students from other institutions. There is no guarantee that there will be space for you.

• Eligibility:

  • All SLAIS students are eligible to take relevant WISE courses (Dual, MAS, MACL, MLIS, PhD).
  • WISE courses cannot be taken by any students who will graduate in December 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).
  • American students with US government loans cannot take any WISE courses as this would invalidate the loans.

Limit:  WISE courses (6 credits regardless of program).

External Credit: A WISE courses is an “External Credits” for MAS stand-alone students.  Thus, MAS students must submit a Request for External Credit form with the Grad Advisor before registering.

Registration: Follow instructions distributed to all SLAIS students via email to request a space.

• Post Registration: After registering on the WISE web site, send the SLAIS WISE Coordinator an e-mail for each course providing this information.

  • Your name
  • Your program [Dual, MACL, MAS, MLIS, Ph.D.]
  • Stand alone MAS students confirm that the Request for External Credit form has already been submitted and approved. It must be signed by the SLAIS Graduate Adviser before the WISE registration process can take place. If you forget to provide this information or you haven’t completed the approval process it will delay your registration and may prevent you from securing your seat in a WISE course.
  • Your UBC student number
  • Name, number, and institution of the course you wish to take
  • State whether you have taken a WISE course before
  • If you request more than one WISE course, send separate emails for each course and rank your requests.

Blocking: Only request a space in a WISE course if you are confident that you will take it. If you are offered a space and drop the course, you have blocked anyone else from taking it.

Pre-requisites: The four MLIS core courses are 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. Additional pre-requisites are noted in the individual course descriptions.

Course Number: Students offered seats in a WISE course will be registered in LIBR 593 by SLAIS office staff.

Grade Alignment: Marks given by the host institution 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.

Your responsibilities as a WISE student

  • Host Institution Parameters: Students must agree to the course parameters of the host institution including course management tools, grading, and dates of term.
  • Technology: You must have access to technology necessary for completion of course.
  • Avoid an “F” (Dropping): If you drop the course it is your responsibility to drop the relevant section of LIBR 593: Seminar by the stated UBC drop deadlines and send an email to the WISE Coordinator. 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.

FALL 2017 WISE Course Offerings

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