SLIS Alumni Satisfaction Survey: Information and Administration

Since 2012, SLIS has engaged in the indirect assessment of its MS (LIS) degree program via the administration of an Alumni Satisfaction Survey.  The first survey, adminstered in 2012, was sent via email to alumni who had graduated with the MS (LIS) in 2011; subsequent surveys (2013 - present) have been sent to students who graduated two and seven years prior to the survey administration date (e.g., the 2017 survey was sent to students who graduated in 2015 and in 2010).

The 2012 survey included questions intended to gauge student perception of the program’s success at achieving its program learning outcomes (PLOs) as well as its success in preparing students for professional practice.  Additionally, the survey asked students about their experience at SLIS, encouraging them to respond to questions about academic rigor, course availability, and advising.  In 2013, the survey was expanded to include more detailed questions about the guidance of faculty advisors and resources offered by the Career Education Center, as well as what professional organizations graduates have become involved in, and to what degree.  In 2015, the survey was revised to address the newly established program learning outcomes voted on by faculty in September, 2014, and to encourage graduates to reflect on how their education at SLIS prepared them for their current jobs.

Survey Administration Information (2012 - 2018)

Year of survey
Number of
surveys sent
Number of
2018 2011 and 2016 648 197 30%
2017 2010 and 2015   393 128 30.78%
2016 2009 and 2014 372 117 31.5%
2015 2008 and 2013 435 136 31%
2014 2007 and 2012 405 142 35.5%
2013 2006 and 2011 431 170 39.4%
2012 2011 295 89 30.8%