Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?
Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2020-20: Information Literacy)?
PLO 3: Program Learning Outcome 3: Articulate how the history of world cultures and art are expressions of cultural heritage; articulates a comprehensive understanding of art
- Student can synthesize research in a properly formatted thesis-driven essay that makes use of a standard bibliography, summaries (paraphrase) of information, direct quotes, and proper citations.
Process of Core Competency Assessment:
ART 175 Survey of World Art I
A 3-5 page essay which shows the student’s knowledge of the geographic location and period for the context of the period piece, and must include source citations in footnotes and a complete bibliography formatted in the Chicago Manual of Style. The essay should be written in first person as a well-researched historical fiction placing the production of the period piece in context. The essay should be well composed with fluid sentence structure, proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Type of Student Artifact
Period Piece Analysis
Rubric or other instrument
GE Rubric for Information Literacy
Data (measurement of the competency)
Two outside readers external to the department read sixteen (n = 20) papers. Averages for each category are as follows: Document Conventions (2.42), Appropriateness of Sources (2.97), Evaluating Sources (2.72), and Integrating Sources (2.97). These averages show that this students in this lower level course are performing near competency. What is unclear is the class standing of the students. If these are juniors or seniors, then more remedial level work may be needed to being them up to speed especially in the category of document conventions.
The Assessment Committee recommends that for the next Core Competency that upper division papers be used for assessment.
Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)
Date of Last Program Review
See Program Reviews for the College of Arts and Science