B.A. Performing Arts – Information Literacy

Have formal Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) or Student Learning Outcomes (SLOS) been developed?

NO PLOS ARE STATED ON THE WEBSITE; HOWEVER, ALL INSTRUCTORS HAVE SPECIFIC LEARNING OUTCOMES EMBEDDED IN THEIR SYLLABI

Published where? (website)

Performing Arts webpage

Do PLOs include or imply link to Core Competency? (AY 2015-2016: Information Literacy)?

n/a

Process of Core Competency Assessment:

Course (400- level)

MUS 499D

Assignment

Students will analyze a topic from those studied during the semester. The paper must include five sources. At least one source must be from an academic source (i.e. a refereed academic journal, thesis, dissertation, or other scholarly resource based on instructor approval). The paper must make use of proper academic prose, with topic sentences in each paragraph and clear transitions between ideas.

Type of Student Artifact

A 10-15 page research paper in standardized academic citation format of choice (i.e. APA, MLA, Chicago)

Rubric or other instrument

GE Rubric for Information literacy

Data (measurement of the competency)

The number of papers is too small (n = 5) to be statistically meaningful. However, that 4 out of 5 seniors are exhibiting advanced skills in Information Literacy is welcome news to the department.

Evaluator Tabular Data

Action Taken in Response to the Data (What will you do in response to the Findings?)

In light of these scores, the Department is generally satisfied with the overall results. The department is revamping the course to turn it from a MUS 499X Special Topics course into a regular course: MUS 465 The World and the Composer. This course will be included in the upper division requirements for Performing Arts majors. MUS 465 will be certified Writing Intensive, allowing for students to write drafts, revise their work, and improve their research and citation strategies with guidance from the instructor and the Writing Center. The intention is to provide a solid base in music history while meeting university-wide Writing Intensive qualifications. MUS 465 will also be certified as a General Education course, fulfilling both Humanities and World Cultures requirements. The intention is to provide a broad appeal to students of all majors, fulfill the requirements of the Performing Arts major, and increase students’ opportunities to improve their information literacy skills.

Date of Last Program Review

APPROVED BY BOR IN 2011