In a few weeks time, my colleagues and I will be meeting with the accreditation panel for our courses, drawn from ALIA, RIMPA and ASA. We’ve been elbow deep answering the questions posed, and looking at how our courses meet the very broad conceptual focus of the process. We’re also preparing for Boards of Education to ratify the marking and, in the background, we have the University’s own student survey, Evaluate. With this all going on, you’d think that I was pretty over questions about academic qualifications for archivists.
Today, I found out about this survey from the Society of American Archivists.
I’d really like to hear what people think about the courses that we have here in Australia – use the SAA survey as a guide? As I say to my students, be frank and open, but also respectful of other’s feelings.