Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual and Performing Arts






















 

Assessment Report, 2014-2015

CLASS, Visual & Performing Arts

Assessment Identifiers


College / School:
Savannah State University


Department:
Fine Arts, Humanities, and Wellness


Program / Major / Certificate:
Visual and Performing Arts


Assessment Coordinator(s):
Nicholas Silberg


Has there been a change to the Assessment Coordinator(s) since the last assessment plan?
No

Person(s) responsible for writing and/or submitting this report:
Nicholas Silberg

Program Mission Statement


The Visual and Performing Arts program provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts. The program utilizes individualized instruction to develop aesthetic and technical competency, a global perspective on the arts and an appreciation of diverse modes of expression. Building on the robust artistic culture of the community and region, the program encourages collaboration, creating opportunities for students to exhibit their artistic skills and to explore varied careers in the visual and performing arts.

Has this mission statement been revised since the last plan?
No

PSLOs

1.        The students will be able to produce meaningful creative work.

2.        The students will be able to apply knowledge in interdisciplinary context.

3.        The students will be able to employ professional entrepreneurial practices.

4.        The students will be able to demonstrate effective communication.

5.        The students will be able to utilize technology. 

LINK TO: Assessment Report, 2014-2015 – Supporting Documents


 

Assessment Results (PSLOs)

 

SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PSLO

Semester

Professor

Courses

Assessment Artifacts and Instruments

Target Levels

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

1. The students will be able to produce meaningful creative work.

Fall 2014

Nicholas Silberg

FINE 4999 Senior Thesis

Digital Portfolios (scanned or photographed images of their artwork) - PSLO #1 Rubric

At least 90% of students will score Moderate/ Average

TARGET 1 MET 100% of the students scored Average.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of projected use of results from the 2013-2014 academic year that is being addressed in the 2014 – 2015 academic year:
TARGETS 1-2: We continued to use the same targets as we did in 2013-2014.
Description of any changes for improvements which were made during the course of the 2014-2015 academic year:
TARGETS 1-2: No changes or improvements were made.
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year:
TARGETS 1-2: We will continue to use the same targets as we did this academic year. We will reconsider the targets in 2016-2017 if targets are met. If we see an exceptional change in performance we will reassess our targets in Spring 2016.

Spring 2015

TARGET 2 MET 50% of the students scored average and 50% of the students scored excellent.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

2. The student will be able to apply knowledge in interdisciplinary context.

Fall 2014

David Poole

FINE 2104 Portfolio/Career Marketing

Digital Portfolios (writing samples, images of their artwork) - PSLO #2 Rubric

At least 90% of students will score Moderate/ Average

TARGET MET Students exceeded targets. 100% scored Above Average or Higher.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of projected use of results from the 2013-2014 academic year that is being addressed in the 2014 – 2015 academic year: We continued to use the same targets as we did in 2013-2014. 
Description of any changes for improvements which were made during the course of the 2014-2015 academic year: No changes or improvements were made.
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: We will continue to use the same targets as we did this academic year. We will reconsider the targets in 2016-2017 if targets are met. If we see an exceptional change in performance we will reassess our targets in Spring 2016.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

3. The students will be able to employ professional entrepreneurial practices.

Spring 2015

Christen Clougherty

FINE 2909 Business Through The Arts

Grant application and presentation - PSLO #3 Rubric

At least 90% of students will score Moderate/ Average

TARGET MET 92% of students scored Average/Moderate or above. 80% of students exceeded targets.

OVERALL: TARGET MET
Description of any changes for improvements which were made during the course of the 2014-2015 academic year: We continued to improve assignment instructions.
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Samples of previous student work collected to be shared with future classes.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

4. The students will be able to demonstrate effective communication.

Fall 2014

David Poole

FINE 2104 Portfolio/Career Marketing

Digital Portfolios (writing samples, images of their artwork) - PSLO #4 Rubric

At least 90% of students will score Moderate/ Average

TARGET 1 MET The majority of students scored Average/Moderate. 35% of students exceeded expectations

OVERALL: TARGET PARTIALLY MET
Description of projected use of results from the 2013-2014 academic year that is being addressed in the 2014 – 2015 academic year:

TARGET 1: We continued to use the same targets as we did in 2013-2014. 
TARGETS 2-3: In 2013-2014 we observed students scoring above average or higher and we may want to consider adjusting targets in the 2016-2017 cycle.
Description of any changes for improvements which were made during the course of the 2014-2015 academic year:
TARGET 1: No changes or improvements were made.
TARGETS 2-3:
Since students scored above average or higher there are no plans to make adjustments this year.
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year:
TARGET 1: We will continue to use the same targets as we did this academic year. We will reconsider the targets in 2016-2017 if targets are met. If we see an exceptional change in performance we will reassess our targets in Spring 2016
TARGETS 2-3:
If students continue to score above average or higher in 2015-2016 we will adjust targets in the next three-year cycle.

Nicholas Silberg

FINE 3999  Internship

Site Supervisor Reports - PSLO #4 Rubric

TARGET 2 NOT MET 70% of the students scored above average or higher.

Spring 2015

Nicholas Silberg

FINE 3999 Internship

Site Supervisor Reports - PSLO #4 Rubric

TARGET 3 MET 100% of the students scored above average or higher.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

5. The students will be able to utilize technology.

Spring 2015

Nicholas Silberg

ARTS 2800 New Media Design

Handling of Media - PSLO #5 Rubric

At least 90% of students will score Moderate/ Average

TARGET 1 MET 100% of the students scored above average or higher.

OVERALL: TARGET PARTIALLY MET 
Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: 
The program will continue to assess PSLO on a yearly basis and utilize rubric in more technology classes.

ARTS 3301 Printmaking I

TARGET 2 NOT MET 70% of the students scored average or higher.

 


 

Assessment Results (POs)

 

SSU Strategic Plan Goal

PO Goal

Enabling Strategies

Measures

Targets

Results and Analysis of Results

Actions in Response to Results

Academic Engagement and Achievement

Increase number of majors

a. More area-specific faculty attend Open Campus

b. Provide four year grids at Open Campus to feature curriculum.

Data from Black Board Analytics

130 Visual and Performing Arts majors

TARGET MET

Fall enrollment for Visual and Performing Arts is 160

 

Exceeded target by 30 majors.

 

Description of projected use of results from the 2013-2014 academic year that is being addressed in the 2014-2015 academic year: A larger faculty presence helped with the larger crowd and was able to offer the personalized attention.

Four year grids helped the student see what is expected.

Description of any changes for improvements which were made during the course of the 2014-2015 academic year: Scheduled visit to local high school for recruitment – Presented fall dance concert at Bloomingdale High School.

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: While 160 majors was great, the program felt that we should not exceed an enrollment of 150 due to faculty/student ratio and financial budget. If the numbers continue this kind of yearly increase, we will need to revisit the budget with the Dean.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

 

Implement Four Year Grids for advising and to guide schedule of course offerings

a. Create and distribute four year grids to assist advisors (department and CAS) in graduating students in four years while aligning course offerings with student demand.

b. AREA F Course Rotation change: offering AREA F classes every year instead of every other year to accommodate increased student enrollment

i.  Analysis of graduation rates from Fall 2015 to Fall 2016

ii.Analysis of enrollment in multiple sections versus singular offerings.

 

i.  15% increase in graduation rates from Fall 2015 to Fall 2016

ii.80% enrollment in all multiple sections offered in AREA F

TARGET PARTIALLY MET

Four year grids were successfully distributed to CAS and Major advisors. The Program CAS advisor was briefed on the new grids and invited to a faculty meeting.

 

Other parts of enabling strategies will be enacted next AY.

 

OVERALL: TARGET PARTIALLY MET 

Description of any changes for improvements which were made during the course of the 2014-2015 academic year: 28 students enrolled in HEDU 1501 Fall 2014 and 28 in Spring 2015. We have exceeded our targets set for last year.

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: Although it will be early in the implementation of both the grids we will be able to tell if the grids are being used by the advisors by how well those multiple sections are being enrolled. Graduation rates and program course enrollment will be analyzed from Fall 2015 to Fall 2016. We will be implementing the new course rotation in Fall 2015. We will analyze course enrollments in Spring 2016.

Academic Engagement and Achievement

 

Faculty Development

Attendance at faculty workshops and conferences

Faculty submission/Travel Authority forms/

Department Minutes

One faculty per concentration (Art, Music, Theatre/Dance) attend workshop/conference yearly

TARGET PARTIALLY MET

4 faculty participated in 5 development activities

 

Dr. Christin Clougherty, Instructor, Arts/Fine Arts: 3rd International Service-Learning Summit, Global Community Partnerships Durham, NC Spring 2015

 

Marlene Seidman, Instructor Arts: Fine Arts (Book Arts) Workshop, Ashantilly Center, Dublin, GA  Spring 2015

 

Nicholas Silberg, Associate Professor: Awarded a winter residency at Penland in Spring 2015

 

Darryl H. Thompson, Associate Professor: HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference, Raleigh, NC Fall 2014

 

Awarded SSU Presidential grant for purchase of commedia dell´┐Żatre masks to be used for workshops/class, Spring 2015

OVERALL: TARGET PARTIALLY MET 

Description of projected use of results from the 2013-2014 academic year that is being addressed in the 2014-2015 academic year: Encouraged to find opportunities for development, including on campus faculty development.

Description of the expected use of results that will be addressed in the 2015-2016 academic year: The art and theatre faculty will continue to attend faculty development opportunities. The dance professor is new and will be more active next year. We need to meet with music faculty about improving involvement in faculty development.