Unit: Academy for Creative Media
Program: Creative Media (BA)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Thu Oct 11, 2012 - 2:34:14 pm

1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.

ACM Program: Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Critical Thinking
    1. Constructively critique their own and other’s intellectual and creative work
  2. Writing
    1. Write a creative work that tells a story 
    2. Write a critical piece that applies theoretical principles
  3. History and Aesthetics
    1. Know the intellectual history of cinema and place their work within that history.
  4. Professional Skills & Creativity
    1. Create a visual narrative through application of appropriate principles and production skills [production & animation]
    2. Conduct and communicate original research findings [critical studies]
    3. Understand the essential collaborative nature of creative productions by working as a team member
  5. Ethics and Responsibility
    1. Understand and articulate the role and rights of a responsible artist

We include a statement of these Learning Outcomes in each of our syllabi, and specify the particular outcomes for our course by drawing from the relevant numbered descriptions. If we are teaching a Focus-designated course (W,E,H,O), we might also include expected outcomes from those designations.

2) Your program's SLOs are 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) Select one option:

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2012:

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, 2011 and September 30, 2012? (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 June 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

Does the Curriculum Map accurately reflect what you teach and have students do as part of required coursework?

If yes, what is the approximate % of course assignments / exams / projects that help students achieve outcome x. For courses that address multiple outcomes, the professor should answer this question for each outcome.

If no, please indicate how the curriculum map should be modified to reflect what you teach.

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.

All faculty reviewed their course syllabi and assigned specific percentages to each SLO on our revised curriculum map.

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

9 full-time faculty members.

1 adjunct faculty member.

9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

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)

10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

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)

11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.

To make sure we are up to date in knowing which outcomes are being addressed in which courses, we revisited our ACM Curriculum Map and made adjustments and additions where necessary. During this process we assigned approximate  percentages of course assignments / exams / projects that help students achieve each specific outcome. We then added these percentages to our curriculum map.

12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

The program used the results to specifically evaluate how each of our courses are addressing each of our SLOs. In next year's 2013 report, we will use the results from this year's 2012 report to address the following:

-Faculty will discus and agree upon sub-outcomes in more detail.

-Where necessary, ACM faculty will break into groups according to specialty (production, critical studies, animation). Sub-outcomes will be discussed and agreed upon in greater detail within the specialized groups. For example, sub-outcome 4a includes production skills: what are the exact productions skills that the 4a classes need to cover?)

-Based on this work, ACM faculty will then evaluate which outcomes are being addressed, which are not, and what possible solutions may help us improve our course offerings in the future.

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.

Sub outcomes need more attention.

14) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please explain.
Or, if the program did engage in assessment activities, please add any other important information here.