Unit: Academy for Creative Media
Program: Creative Media (BA)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 10:47:37 am

1) Below are the program student learning outcomes submitted last year. Please add/delete/modify as needed.

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) As of last year, your program's SLOs were published as follows. Please update as needed.

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) Below is the link to your program's curriculum map (if submitted in 2009). If it has changed or if we do not have your program's curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2009:

4) The percentage of courses in 2009 that had course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is indicated below. Please update as needed.


5) State the assessment question(s) and/or goals of the assessment activity. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

Is the ACM meeting its SLOs ? Are there areas where the ACM may target for review or refinement?

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered.

Submitted informally: syllabi, department peer review, public exhibition/department review of student work, student advising/interviews.

7) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected?

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)

8) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence?

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
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)

9) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated.
If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

All ACM instructors (tenure-track faculty & lecturers) participated informally.

10) Summarize the actual results.

We have not formally collected evidence.  Evidence under consideration from Fall 2009-Spring 2010 has not yet been fully analyzed.

11) How did your program use the results? --or-- Explain planned use of results.
Please be specific.

Results from Fall 2009-Spring 2010 will be used to make curriculum changes and develop best practices.

12) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries? This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

Assessment is a useful exercise.  See 'Other important information'.

13) Other important information:

The period of assessment was a period of transition for the ACM. 

§       The BA in Creative Media was approved. As a result, the ACM needed to develop student advising/major/graduation policies and procedures.  Previously, the ACM major was administered through Interdisciplinary Studies. 

§       Administrative/educational oversight and direction of the ACM was transferred from Undergraduate Education to the College of Arts & Humanities.  As a result, the ACM has been migrating and developing department policies & procedures to meet A&H expectations.

The ACM is just beginning to develop institutional memory and discover best practices.