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Accreditation 2016 > Accreditation Committee Members

LIS has developed an Accreditation Steering Committee and six Standards Committees to fully address all aspects of the accreditation process. The membership of each committee reflects our community – alumni, students, adjuncts, employers – in addition to full-time faculty.

Accreditation Steering Committee

An Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) has been established to plan and oversee the development of the Self-Study as recommended in AP3 (section II.5). It advises the Standards Committees on matters relating to the completion of the Self-Study. Membership of the ASC was decided after consultation with the full-time faculty.  Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, Interim Co-Chair of the LIS Department, chairs the ASC.

The ASC is charged with the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate the work of the six Standards Committees with regard to the content and timelines for completing the Self-Study;
  • Provide guidance for communication with stakeholders and suggest methods for gathering feedback and input during the accreditation review process;
  • Consult with the LIS Advisory Board on the development of the Self-Study and oversee the feedback and input of the program’s constituents;
  • Review draft versions of the Plan and the Self-Study.

Chair: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, CUA LIS Ordinary Professor and Interim Co-Chair of the LIS Department

Members:
John Convey, CUA Ordinary Professor (Dept. of Education) and Interim Co-Chair of the LIS Department;
Youngok Choi, CUA LIS Associate Professor
David Shumaker, CUA LIS Clinical Associate Professor

Standards Committees

Standards Committees (SC) for each of the six standards have also been formed and report to the ASC. The SCs will provide evidence to demonstrate the Department’s compliance with the six standards, use that evidence to "analyze challenges, strengths, and weaknesses of the program" (AP3, section II.1) with respect to each of the Standards, and draft the six chapters for the Self-Study.

Each of the SCs are co-­chaired by two full-time LIS faculty. The SC co-­chairs are charged with the following responsibilities for their assigned Standard:

  • Identify sources of evidence and data to support the Self-Study’s narrative statements; • Analyze the evidence to develop and write the SC’s assigned chapter in consultation with the ASC and, where appropriate, the other SC co-­chairs and LIS Advisory Board;
  • Solicit feedback and input throughout the development of the committee’s chapter of the Self-Study from committee members; and
  • Identify opportunities for the continuous development and improvement of the program.

The SCs membership is comprised of LIS full-­time and adjunct faculty, staff, students, alumni, practitioners, and other constituencies, where appropriate. The SC members are charged with the following responsibilities for their assigned Standard:

  • Analyze the sources of evidence used to demonstrate compliance with the Standards;
  • Review chapter drafts of the Self-Study and provide feedback and input to inform developments to the chapters; and
  • Articulates where and how LIS can strengthen, refine, and improve.

Standard I (Mission, Goals and Objectives) Committee

  • Co-chairs: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, CUA LIS Ordinary Professor and Interim Co-Chair of the LIS Department; John Convey, CUA Ordinary Professor (Dept. of Education) and Interim Co-Chair of the LIS Department
  • Members: Youngok Choi, CUA LIS Associate Professor; Ana Elisa de Campos Salles, CUA LIS Alumna Board President and ‎Adult and Teen Librarian DC Public Library; Dr. James J. Greene, Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies, The Catholic University of America; David Mao, CUA LIS Alumnus and Deputy Librarian of the Library of Congress; Savanna Nolan, CUA LIS Student and AGLISS Vice President

Standard II (Curriculum) Committee

  • Co-chairs: Renate Chancellor, CUA LIS Assistant Professor; Youngok Choi, CUA LIS Associate Professor
  • Members: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, CUA LIS Ordinary Professor; Keegan Johnson, CUA LIS Student; Sung Un Kim, CUA LIS Assistant Professor; James King CUA LIS Alumnus and Chief, Information Resources and Services Branch, National Institutes of Health; Karen King, CUA LIS adjunct instructor and Director, Darden Camp Business Library, University of Virginia; Kera Manion, CUA LIS Alumna; David Shumaker, CUA LIS Clinical Associate Professor; Sue Yeon Syn, CUA LIS Assistant Professor; Jane Zhang, CUA LIS Assistant Professor

Standard III (Faculty) Committee

  • Co-chairs: David Shumaker, CUA LIS Clinical Associate Professor; Jane Zhang, CUA LIS Assistant Professor
  • Members: Jim Gillispie, CUA LIS adjunct instructor and Head, Access Services, and GIS and Data Services, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University; Ran Hock, CUA LIS adjunct instructor and author

Standard IV (Students) Committee

  • Co-chairs: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, CUA LIS Ordinary Professor and Interim Co-Chair of the LIS Department; Sung Un Kim, CUA LIS Assistant Professor
  • Members: Chris Corrigan, CUA LIS Alumni Board Past-President and Digital Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; Louise Gray, CUA LIS Program Coordinator; Sam Russell CUA LIS Student and Graduate Library Preprofessional, CUA Libraries; Sue Yeon Syn, CUA LIS Assistant Professor; Emily Wagner, CUA LIS Student and AGLISS President

Standard V (Administration and Financial Support) Committee

  • Co-chairs: Youngok Choi, CUA LIS Associate Professor; John Convey, CUA Ordinary Professor (Dept. of Education) and Interim Co-Chair of the LIS Department
  • Members: Ingrid Hsieh-Yee, CUA LIS Ordinary Professor and Interim Co-Chair of the LIS Department; Larry Roeder CUA LIS Alumnus and CUA LIS Data Manager;

Standard VI (Physical Resources and Facilities) Committee

  • Co-chairs: David Shumaker, CUA LIS Clinical Associate Professor; Sue Yeon Syn, CUA LIS Assistant Professor
  • Members: Steve Connaghan, CUA LIS Alumnus and University Librarian, CUA Libraries; Thad Garrett, CUA LIS Alumnus, Instruction and Marketing Librarian University Libraries; Matthew McNally, CIO, CUA Technology Services; Margaret Pooley, CUA LIS Alumna and CUA LIS Academic Systems Manager; Joan Weeks, CUA LIS adjunct instructor; Madeline Davis, CUA LIS Student

External Review Panel Committee Members

Role: Serve in the collegial process of peer review by participating in the site visit, analyzing the Self-Study and sources of evidence, meeting with the program’s constituents, and completing the ERP Report.

  • Chair: Rachel Applegate, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Library and Information Science, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis