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1 Assessment Report School of Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences Department: Art Chair: Timothy Massey Assessment Coordinator: Chris Carson, Timothy Massey Date of Presentation: October 1, 2013

2 What was assessed? Student learning outcomes list (Art BA/BS): 1. Apply technical skills, elements of art and principles of design to achieve basic visual communication and expression in one or more media 2. Analyze the works and intentions of major diverse artists/designers and movements

3 What was assessed? Student learning outcomes list: 3. Create works that demonstrate technical and aesthetic competence in an area of specialization 4. Make viable connections between concept and form/media

4 What was assessed? Student learning outcomes list: 5. Articulate contemporary issues in art and design 6. Form and defend judgments regarding quality in art and design

5 What was assessed? Student learning outcomes list: *SLO #7: BFA ASSESSMENT: Employ professional competence in the major area of specialization, including significant technical mastery; produce work and solve problems independently; and develop a coherent body of work.

6 How was the assessment accomplished? Student work assessed: What assignments in what courses-- tests, products of student work, etc.? ART 402 BFA Thesis Exhibition Review. – Thesis Review: Evaluate students ability to give oral discussion about their work and exhibition, technical mastery of media, evaluate students competence in presentation of work, evaluate ability to develop cohesive, focused body of work.




10 Measurement strategy: scores, rubric, etc. BFA SLO ASSESSMENT Instructions: Use only Questions on the Scantron form. Bubbles are reflective of the example below. Do not include your name, date or identification number. Student 1. Body of Work Does not meetApproachMeet Exceed Installation Practices Does not meetApproachMeet Exceed Artist's Statement Does not meetApproachMeet Exceed Oral Defense Does not meetApproachMeet Exceed

11 Definitions of Criteria: 1. Body of Work: Evaluation of technical skills and craft, formal elements, conceptual issues in relation to form and technique, continuity within the body of work. 2. Installation Practices: Selection/Installation of works presented including: layout and design, lighting, labeling, postcard/promotion, preparation of space/attention to details. 3. Artist's Statement:Clarity and conciseness, relevant research, influences/inspirations, addressing contemporary issues. 4. Oral Defense: Development of outline/talking points, preparation and clarity of delivery, effectiveness of answering questions. A = 3.41–4.0 B = 2.81–3.4 C = 2.21–2.8 D = 1.61–2.2 F = 1.0–1.6

12 Sample size: 6 students (Is this a sample or all eligible students?) This was all eligible students for Spring Semester 2013, minus 1 student (closing the loop form was due before receiving data).

13 Actual assessment data Insert numbers, tables or graphs showing your findings on student performance assessments.


15 Assessment results: What have the data told us? Percent exceeding: Percent meeting: Percent approaching: 0 Percent not meeting: 0 Benchmarks: For BFA, 75% of students earn B or higher Scoring: Exceed: A Meet: B Approach: C Does not Meet: D and F Did you meet your benchmark? Yes

16 Data-driven decisions: How the department has or plans to close the loop based on these results. 1. Body of Work: As a result of our assessment findings, we plan to continue the excellent instruction we have provided for our BFA students. 2. Installation Practices: As part of the process, we noticed that installation/preparation practices (rubric question #2) of students could be improved by providing them with a dedicated clean preparation space and dedicated woodshop that would allow them to work on matting/framing, construct frames and other gallery structures, work on signage and other things. A budget request to develop such spaces is in order and shall be explored. 3. Artist Statements: While assessment results signify that BFA students overall exceed the benchmark, faculty noticed there is room for improvement by students. Actions to be taken would include continuing to encourage students to research a variety of professional artists' statements and continue to require them to submit rough drafts to their faculty mentor for review prior to presentation in their exhibition. 4. Oral Defense: The faculty have determined that BFA students generally do a very good job in verbally discussing their artwork as undergraduates. We will continue to encourage them to speak thoughtfully and with clarity about their research.

17 What resources were used or have been requested to close the loop? Of our findings, only one requires the need for resources: Installation Practices. The Art Department is hoping to be considered for extra space in Tower once the new Liberal Arts Building is opened. Budget for a Preparation space and Woodshop will need to be explored through equipment replacement funding, as department operating budgets have been cut and already stretched to their limits.

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