Unit: Academy for Creative Media
Program: Creative Media (BA)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Tue Oct 13, 2009 - 4:01:22 pm

1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).

We worked with the Manoa Assessment Center to consolidate the ACM objectives and outcomes as listed in our Bachelor of Arts proposal into this collectively and collegially decided set:

1.     Critical Thinking

1.1.  Constructively critique their own and other’s intellectual and creative work

2.     Writing

2.1.  Write a creative work that tells a story 

2.2.  Write a critical piece that applies theoretical principles

3.     History and Aesthetics

3.1.  Know the intellectual history of cinema and place their work within that history.

4.     Professional Skills & Creativity

4.1.  Create a visual narrative through application of appropriate principles and production skills [production & animation]

4.2.  Conduct and communicate original research findings [critical studies]

4.3.  Understand the essential collaborative nature of creative productions by working as a team member

5.     Ethics and Responsibility

5.1.  Understanding the role and rights of a responsible artist

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL: www.hawaii.edu/acm
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: NA

3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2009:

4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)


5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied

We are in the process of refining our SLOs.

6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity

We refined our SLOs and also designed a curriculum map.

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

Through faculty meetings we have developed our outcomes and a curriculum map.

8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed

An in-process discussion of the SLOs has resulted from on-going faculty meetings.

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

We have not formally collected evidence yet.

10) Summarize the Actual Results

We now have SLOs and a curriculum map.

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

We distributed the SLOs and curriculum map to the faculty and are in the process of discussing them.

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

-We need a “capstone” course for graduating seniors.

-We need to turn some of our 300 level courses into 400 level courses

-We need to require that students take at least one 400-level course. 

13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results

We are going to consider our conclusions and discoveries and address these in faculty meetings to choose the correct path in moving forward.

14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

What went well?

-the formulation of our SLOs

-the frank discussion of the effectiveness of our curriculum map

15) Other Important Information

This process has been very helpful. Marlene and Monica have been a big help.

16) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Explain how your program/department has adapted its assessment of student learning in the on-campus program to assess student learning in the distance education program.

17) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Summarize the actual student learning assessment results that compare the achievement of students in the on-campus program to students in the distance education program.