University of Wisconsin–Madison

About the LIS MA

For nearly 100 years, the Information School has retained its essential values: academic rigor, a commitment to the public good and community engagement, and a resolution to prepare students to be leaders and innovators. iSchool graduates excel in connecting people, information and technology for the public good.

Program Level Learning Outcomes 2022

  1. Demonstrate understanding of societal, legal, policy or ethical information issues.
  2. Employ appropriate tools, standards, or best practices to organize information or information carriers for usability and access.
  3. Design appropriate research methodologies to assess programs, services, or systems for inquiry or decision-making.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of professional competencies important for management of information organizations.
  5. Demonstrate competency with information technologies important to the information professions.
  6. Apply concepts, principles, or theories learned in courses to field practice, broadly defined via a practicum, applied work experience, or practical course assignments.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of systemic inequalities surrounding information organization, use, services, or professions specifically in relation to privilege and marginalization.

Program Level Learning Outcomes 2018-2022

  1. Students demonstrate understanding of societal, legal, policy or ethical information issues.
  2. Students apply principles of information organization.
  3. Students apply appropriate research methodologies for inquiry or decision making.
  4. Students demonstrate understanding of professional competencies important for management of information organizations.
  5. Students demonstrate competency with information technologies important to the information professions.
  6. Students apply theory to professional practice.
  7. Students demonstrate understanding of issues surrounding marginalized communities and information.