Information for Current MLS Students

Advising

Students admitted to the Library Science Program are assigned a member of the MLS Faculty as an advisor. Students can find the name of their advisor in the Banner Self Service area on Onestop.ecu.edu.


Incomplete

  • An incomplete can only be carried for one year, at which time it will convert to an "F". Incompletes are granted at the discretion of the instructor.
  • A student with two or more incompletes will not be allowed to take additional courses until the incompletes are removed. Exceptions due to extenuating circumstances will be viewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • A student whose GPA falls below 3.0 will receive notice from the Graduate School that they are on academic probation and have one semester to meet the required 3.0 average.

For further program information contact:

For questions or additional information, please contact

Marguerite Latham
252-328-6621

or

Dr. Lou  Sua
sual@ecu.edu.


Dropping A Course

  • Here are instructions for dropping a distance education course.

Technology Support

Technology support for students at ECU is available from Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS). ITCS provides instructional information via its website and Facebook page. IT Help is available online through email and chat. For details, visit http://www.ecu.edu/itcs/students.cfm.


Portfolio

Almost every graduate program includes a capstone experience or project that is used to assess whether students have met overall program goals. These capstone experiences can be research papers, theses, dissertations, culminating projects, comprehensive exams, oral exams, interviews, or a combination of these types of activities. The portfolio process requires a student's participation throughout his or her coursework, and begins in the first course in the sequence (LIBS 6010). Throughout a student's time in the program, he or she steadily posts to a portfolio and demonstrates mastery of professional skills, abilities, and dispositions required for the practice of the profession. This is done through the use of course artifacts (course projects) along with the student's reflection upon those skills, abilities, and dispositions as revealed in the artifacts. The reflection essay associated with each artifact helps explain how the artifact demonstrates that the program objective and other professional standards have been met. It also acts as a record of the student's self-assessment. The MLS portfolio is posted in TaskStream, which is used by all students in the College of Education. Each student undergoes a mid-program and final review of the portfolio. A student must pass the final portfolio review in order to obtain the degree or licensure.

For detailed instructions on creating and maintaining a portfolio account, read TaskStream 101.


Graduation Guidelines

To reach your goal to graduate with the fewest frustrations, here are some important facts, deadlines, and procedures:

  • You must be registered the semester you graduate. (If you graduate in the summer, spring enrollment will count.
  • Apply for graduation at least one semester PRIOR to the one you anticipate graduating. Applications are available by going to http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/gradschool/graduation.cfm and printing the Graduate Graduation Application from the link at the bottom of the page.Mail the completed application to the attention of Natasha Shepard, Registrar's Office, Whichard Building, Mail Stop 518, East Carolina University, Greenville NC 27858.
  • For NC school media coordinator licensure, take the Praxis II Subject Assessment and Specialty Area Test (0311 Library Media Specialist). You should take the Praxis close to the end of your program completion.Sign up in the Testing Center in Brewster or online at ETS.org. Further information is available at Praxis web site.
  • For NC Public Library certification, see instructions at http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/plcert/plcert1.html. After graduation, get an official ECU transcript and send it with the application as directed on the form.