Goals and Objectives
1. Education for the Information Professions
1.1. The iSchool degree programs provide education focusing on services and technologies for knowledge, information, and data creation, organization, management, access, and use in various settings and environments.
1.1.1. By the end of their program, students will demonstrate the competencies related to their area of study.
1.1.2. Graduates will be prepared to show accomplishment and leadership as their careers unfold.
1.1.3. The iSchool will recruit and retain faculty, both full-time and part-time, in sufficient numbers and with relevant expertise and commitment to teaching to support the achievement of the goals and objectives of the iSchool and the curriculum, including student achievement of learning outcomes.
1.1.4. The curriculum will reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the study of knowledge and information.
1.1.5. The curriculum will maintain quality and excellence in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses, participating in review by peers, university resources such as the Office of Instruction and Assessment, and external review resources such as Quality Matters™.
1.1.6. The curriculum will address the needs of the program’s constituencies, including students, alumni, and employers in the information professions.
2. Creation of New Knowledge
2.1. Faculty will conduct original scholarly inquiry and research related to knowledge, information, and data creation, organization, management, access, and use in a multitude of environments and cultural communities. Through the dissemination of their research, the faculty foster learning and dialogue about professional and societal issues important in the age of information.
2.1.1. Faculty hired on tenure track will be tenure-capable and will be supported in their efforts to achieve tenure.
2.1.2. Faculty hired on continuing track will be supported in their efforts to design and teach courses; provide service to the iSchool and its constituencies; and participate in professional activities.
2.1.3. Faculty disseminate the results of their work through presentations and publications in venues and locales appropriate to their research, scholarly, and outreach goals and objectives.
3. Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
3.1. The iSchool strives to foster diverse perspectives in its curriculum, research, and outreach and to provide inclusive opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
3.1.1. Diverse perspectives, including diverse multicultural and multiethnic perspectives, are represented in the curriculum.
3.1.2. The school strives to achieve diversity in its student body.
3.1.3. The school strives to achieve diversity in its faculty, both full-time and part-time.
3.1.4. The school strives to achieve diversity in its staff.
4. Service, Outreach, and Community
4.1. The iSchool acts as a catalyst for enhancing knowledge and information resources, technologies and services in Arizona, the Southwest, the nation, and internationally through connections and interactions with communities, employers, and other constituencies interested in knowledge and information issues in a changing society.
4.1.1. The iSchool develops and maintains connections, interactions, and collaborations with local, state, and national library and information professional communities.
4.1.2. The iSchool develops connections, interactions, and collaborations with other disciplines and constituencies interested in knowledge and information issues in a changing society.