Program: Art History (MA), Art (MFA)
Date: Tue Oct 08, 2013 - 2:35:09 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/students/resources/PDFs/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, 2012 and September 30, 2013? (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, 2012 to September 30, 2013: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.
Our department’s protocol for assessment evaluates the work of graduating students in each of our five degree programs. In each annual round of assessment, we evaluate the work of students in a single degree program, based on the five program SLOs (per degree program) listed in item 1 above. This year’s assessment was intended to target the BA program in art history,. For details, see our report on the BA/BFA programs.
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 graduating BA students in art history were required to submit a portfolio consisting of a CV, three to five student papers, and documentation of museum or gallery work (where relevant).
In addition, collection of graduation portfolios from graduating MAs and MFAs continued, in preparation for assessing these programs at the appropriate time in the five-year cycle.
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
For details of BA portfolio collection, please see undergraduate assessment report.
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)
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)
11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.
For the results of BA assessment, please see our undergraduate assessment report.
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
Please see undergraduate assessment report.
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.
Please see undergraduate assessment report.
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.
We continue to collect graduation portfolios from our graduate students in preparation for future assessment. Collection of graduation portfolios from MA and MFA graduates still devolves on the Graduate Chair (for MFAs) and the Art History Graduate Director (for MAs). We hope that continuing efforts to raise awareness among our MA and MFA students of the need to submit portfolios will make this work more streamlined and less onerous than it currently can be for these two faculty members.