Recently SLIS received an important and prestigious award – the Sloan Consortium Effective Practice Award – which honors excellence in online education.
But what does this mean for you as a new student, or for that matter, any SLIS student (including me)?
It means we have chosen to attend a school that excels in online education. Although San Jose State University is a traditional university with thousands of students who attend classes on campus, SLIS delivers all of its programs totally online. There are no in-person classes. While some MLIS programs offer a mix of onsite and online courses, or offer both online and in-person tracks, SLIS focuses solely on online education. By choosing to be a completely online school SLIS can offer its students an education tailored specifically to their environment. Staff, faculty, classes, technology, everything is dedicated to you, the online student.