Wayne State University

Student Learning Outcomes - Archives

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Archival Administration at the Wayne State University School of Information Sciences will be able to:

  1. Describe the history, intent, challenges, and issues of archival management as a profession.
  2. Develop the ability to preserve, organize and create access for the historic record.
  3. Recognize professional processes to identify, conserve, store, and re-format various informational forms from historic to current.
  4. Analyze the intellectual content of archival material to create optimal access (i.e., archival description) and designate long-term historic importance (i.e., archival appraisal).
  5. Translate archival theory into professional engagement to better their communities.
  6. Determine the best uses of technology for archives and their communities.
  7. Support and respect a diverse user base through research, communication skills, and collections.
  8. Recognize the importance of advocacy, outreach, education, ethics, and professional values for an archive.
  9. Apply leadership and best practices to manage, budget, and implement projects.