The LIS End of Program Examination is the culminating academic event for all LIS students. Students participate in the LIS End of Program Examination during the last semester of their graduate program in order to meet the examination requirement of the UNT Toulouse Graduate School.
The LIS End of Program Examination is designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to organize and synthesize knowledge as developed throughout their academic program, and to defend positions on current issues in library and information science, and the larger, dynamic information environment.
The LIS End of Program Examination is graded on a PASS/FAIL basis.
Students enrolled in the LIS End of Program Examination will utilize the official LIS End of Program Examination "course" (SLIS 5900) in Blackboard to submit all components of the LIS End of Program Examination for evaluation. The LIS End of Program Examination course is also the official online communication venue for exam-related activities once the exam period commences.
Important Note: To be approved for LIS End of Program Examination, you MUST have done the following:
If you are unsure of your status, check with the Department of Library and Information Sciences office and/or your official transcript.
|Quick Qualification Checklist|
|Completed and passed all three (3) Core courses: SLIS 5000, SLIS 5200, and SLIS 5600|
|Have no Incompletes on your record.|
|Registered for the LIS End of Program Examination.|
|Practicum has been waived, or approved the semester prior to taking the LIS End of Program Examination. Confer with your Advisor.|
|School Library Program of Study students must have a Proficiency Checklist approved and on file.|
|Self-check of your degree plan.|
|Completed, or registered for your final credit hours before, or during, your LIS End of Program Examination semester. NOTE: no more than 6 credit hours should be taken during your LIS End of Program Examination semester).|
|The Department of Library and Information Sciences office has your correct personal information, including current email and mailing address.|
The LIS End of Program Examination is comprised of two (2) activities:
1. Part One: Essay Examination
Students must prepare formal answers to three (3) Essay Questions designed to synthesize knowledge from their coursework and educational experience. This part is conducted in the LIS End of Program Examination (SLIS 5900) Blackboard course site over 7 days (see LIS End of Program Examination Calendar for dates).
2. Part Two: End of Program Questionnaire
Each student must complete the LIS End of Program Questionnaire (EOP). The End of Program Questionnaire is a survey of LIS graduates concerning the courses, program, faculty, facilities, and educational technology.
NOTE: Each student must submit three (3) completed essays.
Each essay question is evaluated and graded on a PASS/FAIL basis by two (2) faculty with expertise related to the question subject matter. All essays are numbered and evaluated without knowledge of students’ identities.
Students must receive a Satisfactory grade on all three (3) essays in order to pass the LIS Comprehensive Examination.
The LIS End of Program Examination Committee notifies the Department of Library and Information Sciences Chair of the results for all students. The Department Chair notifies the UNT Toulouse Graduate School of the official results. Students are informed of their results via email from the LIS End of Program Examination Committee after the completion of the LIS End of Program Examination.
|Registered for courses VS. NOT Registered for courses|
|IF REGISTERED FOR COURSES:|
You will have all library privileges including access to the online library resource. Visit UNT Library Tips and Tricks on using the online resources.
IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED FOR COURSES AND YOU ARE DOING YOUR LIS END OF PROGRAM EXAMINATION:
FOR ACCESS PROBLEMS:
Contact the Libraries' LAN/PC Management Department at 940-565-3024 (8am-5pm, M-F) OR complete a problem ticket via this Report Problem webpage.
|OTHER LIBRARY RESOURCES|
|LIS End of Program Examination Library Class Page|
|Writing Style Manuals|
|Discovery Park Library|
LIS End of Program Examination Committee
Department of Library and Information Sciences: 940-565-2445
University Metro (817) 267-3731, x2445