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Graduation Check List

 

Graduation Check List

1. Transcript

You should review your Banner transcript and verify that all courses including 6 core courses taken toward the degree are recorded and that all grades are accurate.  You must pass all classes with a grade of ‘B’ or higher within a period of six years prior to the granting of the master’s degree. Otherwise, the classes will not count toward graduation.

2. Capstone Experience 

You should complete either one of these three options: Special Project, Comprehensive Exam, or Thesis. This capstone experience is required by the Graduate School.  After you complete one of the three, you should receive a approval letter from the Graduate School Dean.

3. E-Portfolio

You should submit your e-portfolio flash drive to the Information and Library Science Office by the end of the semester. 

4. Degree Application

You should complete a Graduate degree application. For application deadlines and form, go to http://www.southernct.edu/offices/registrar/apply-graduation/apply-for-degree-grad.html

5. Commencement Ceremony (OPTIONAL)

If you plan to participate in a graduation ceremony (held in May), fill out the application form at https://www.southernct.edu/commencement/graduate.html


 

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENT FOR THE MLIS DEGREE
 

All students are required to submit an e-portfolio on a flash drive, which is a digital record of the work each student has completed in the MLIS program. The portfolio contains five major pieces: 1) the list of Student Goals and Learning Outcomes; 2) a list of courses taken in the MLIS program; 3) a discussion of personal goals and professional development; 4) a reflection on the student learning outcomes; and 5) a resume. Student e-portfolio evaluations are carried out by the Department’s Capstone Experience Committee.

The portfolio is developed little by little each semester until it is complete at the end of the program of study. A blank placeholder webpage can be created for the resume and reflective essay that will be added by the end of the student's program of study. The courses listed in the Planned Program can be added, and changed if needed later. With this basic structure or framework developed, the student will add work completed each semester, linking it to the appropriate course and appropriate student learning outcomes.
 
Each MLIS student should have knowledge of basic html and/or using a Web editor to construct web pages with varying size headers, paragraphs, lists, and links to other web pages.  This should be included as an exercise in ILS 507. However, students can learn this from various sources:
HTML Tutorial: http://www.html.net/tutorials/html/introduction.php
HTML Tutorial: http://w3schools.com/html/
HTML Code Tutorial: http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/
HTML CODE YOU CAN COPY
Once you understand the basics of HTML code (or tagging), you can copy code from some webpage.
 
If you are using Safari, under the "View" dropdown menu select "View Source." This will bring up a window with that web page's source code. This will allow you to see how certain design elements were achieved using html tags.  
 
FREE WEB BUILDING AND HOSTING SERVICES
You might sign up a free web building and hosting service such as Weebly (http://www.weebly.com/), Tripod (http://www.tripod.lycos.com/), or Angelfire (http://www.angelfire.lycos.com/).
 
FREE WEB SITE COPIER FOR ARCHIVING A WEB PAGE TO A CD OR A LOCAL DIRECTORY
To archive your Web page to a flash drive or a local directory, you may want to use HTTrack at http://www.httrack.com/ that is a free and easy-to-use offline browser utility. It allows you to download a Web site from the Internet to a local directory, building recursively all directories, getting HTML, images, and other files from the server to your computer.


A useful java program that will scoop up copies of your capstone portfolio web site made in Google Sites is located here:
https://code.google.com/p/google-sites-liberation/
Follow the instructions in the wiki (User Guide) carefully.
Java runs in both Mac and PC, I believe you can use this program at the command line as well.
 
Last updated: March 13, 2017