Program: Art History (MA), Art (MFA)
Date: Thu Oct 09, 2014 - 3:37:10 pm
1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.
Our department has five degree programs: the BA in studio art, the BA in art history, the BFA (a pre-professional studio art degree), the MFA (a terminal degree for studio artists) and the MA in art history. Each of these programs has developed five SLOs organized around five themes which are shared across programs. The result is a matrix of 25 program-level SLOs, which is downloadable in PDF format on our departmental website at http://www.hawaii.edu/art/downloads/2008assess_matrix-1.pdf .
2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.
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) Select one option:
- File (03/16/2020)
4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.
5) Did your program engage in any program assessment activities between June 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014? (e.g., establishing/revising outcomes, aligning the curriculum to outcomes, collecting evidence, interpreting evidence, using results, revising the assessment plan, creating surveys or tests, etc.)
No (skip to question 14)
6) For the period between June 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.
This year's assessment activities targeted the BA in studio art. However, we have continued to work on improving the proportion of MA and MFA graduates who actually submit the required graduation portfolio, and on instituting gatekeeping measures to give them incentive to do so.
7) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #6.
The Graduate Committee is working on measures to ensure submission of graduation portfolios by MA and MFA stduents, which is currently rather spotty.
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
We received two MA portfolios and one MFA portfolio in the past year. This is a relatively low rate of return (66% for MAs and about 15% for MFAs) so obviously collection is our first point of concern.
9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)
Ad hoc faculty group
Persons or organization outside the university
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
Other: Grad chair, associate chair, and department chair have worked on improving collection rates
10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)
Other: n/a (since we are not evaluating the portfolios themselves this year)
11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
It looks likely that we will make the portfolio class (ART 409) required for MAs and MFAs too at the point of graduation. This has been an effective tool for ensuring BA students submit their portfolios, and we are hoping it will work the same way for MA/MFA students.
13) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries?
This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.
We are learning a lot about logistics through this process.