Texas Woman's earns accreditation renewal from American Library Association
The American Library Association’s Committee on Accreditation has reaffirmed accreditation for Texas Woman’s University’s master of library science and master of arts in library science degree programs through 2024.
Programs in the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman’s University have continuously been accredited by the American Library Association since 1938.
“Accreditation is an external recognition of our work, our planning, and the quality of our progress to people we care about; that is, our stakeholders,” said Ling Hwey Jeng, Ph.D., director of the school. “Our collective faculty efforts and the university’s unwavering support for the programs are keys to our success.”
The accreditation process involved a program self-study, an External Review Panel Report and a committee meeting with Jeng, Jennifer Martin, Ph.D., interim provost and vice president of academic affairs at TWU, and Frank Cervone, chair of the External Review Panel.
Jeng, who previously served on the association’s accreditation committee, said her intent as a member “was always to help the programs see the importance of continuous planning, systematic data collection, and the use of data to inform decision making and further planning.
“The Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies gets it. We have an established formal system of planning. We understand the significance of student learning outcome assessment, and we build it into our courses and programs so we can demonstrate convincing results. That’s what we have been doing, and that’s what we intend to continue.”
Jeng currently serves as president of the Texas Library Association.