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					                                                         Annual Course SLO Assessment Reporting Form
Department and Year: ART and ART HISTORY 2011
Program or Sub-discipline (if applicable): ART HISTORY
Course: ARTH 304       Section(s): 29363 (SP 11)

                                        Planning Stage                                                                      Reporting Stage

   Priority SLOs for                                                                                                                                  Plans for follow-up
                                                    Assessment methods
assessment reporting                                                                         Summary of assessment results                                 changes
                                           (use drop down menus to indicate one or more
(a list of course SLOs is available                                                        (briefly describe student success on the outcome)        (Changes in teaching methods,
                                                 assessment activities for each SLO)
            in SOCRATES)                                                                                                                                  curriculum, etc.)

recognize, identify, evaluate, 1-Exams,                                                   On average, students succeed in this SLO. This is       No changes in teaching methods or
and assess works of art from quizzes, etc.                                                assessed via image identification quizzes, where        assessment are planned since
ancient and prehistoric        (item analysis).                                           students are required to identify (by title, culture,   students are exceeding average
                                                                                          and date) images from the lecture. Students             grades on this quantitative
cultures in the West based
                                                                                          correctly identify these images 86.25% of the time      assessment. No curriculum will be
on their visual and stylistic
                                                                                          (median of all quizzes over the entire semester).       changed, since this is a requried
characteristics.                                                                          Some students acheive 100% on this aspect of the        and expected aspect of art hisotry
                                                                                          course. Over the semester assessed, nearly 75% of       pedagogy.
                                                                                          students who took the quizzes achived 80% or
                                                                                          greater correct identifications.

demonstrate an              2-Homework,                                                   This SLO is assessed via Midterm and Final essays.      This is perceived as one of the the
understanding of how works essays, papers,                                                The midterm is typically more difficult for students    most important aspect of the art
of art were created and for etc.                                                          to do well on, mainly due to unfamiliarity with in-     history discipline. Adding a
                                                                                          class essays and academic expectations of those         prerequisite for ENGWR 301 or 302
what purposes they were
                                                                                          essays on the parts of some students. For the           would benefit the students, and
used in ancient and
                                                                                          semester assessed, midterm median grade was             lead to a higher percentage of
prehistoric cultures in the                                                               73%. Final median grade was 83%.                        success in this SLO. Those courses
West.                                                                                                                                             are currently advisory only.

hypothesize as to why                 1-Exams,                                            This SLO is assessed via Midterm and Final essay        This is perceived as a critical aspect
humans create art and                 quizzes, etc.                                       exams. The midterm is typically more difficult for      of art history. Adding a
architecture.                         (item analysis).                                    students to do well on, mainly due to unfamiliarity     prerequisite for ENGWR 301 or 302
                                                                                          with in-class essays and academic expectations of       would benefit the students, and
                                                                                          those essays on the parts of some students. For the     lead to a higher percentage of
                                                                                          semester assessed, midterm exam median grade            success in this SLO. Addition of a
                                                                                          was 73%. Final exam median grade was 83%.               required research paper will also be
                                                                                                                                                  implemented.
develop an awareness of       1-Exams,           This SLO is assessed via 'blind identification' on     Although not as important as other
cultures from past eras       quizzes, etc.      image quizzes (identification of images which are      aspects of the discipline of art
through exposure to their     (item analysis).   previously unknown to students, as to culture and      history, this can indicate a deeper
                                                 approximate date). Currently, this aspect of the       understanding of the material
art and architeture.
                                                 course is considered extra credit. Students            covered. No change will be made
                                                 generally struggle with this aspect of the course.     to curriculum; the assessment,
                                                 Students can identify the culture and date correctly   however, will no longer be extra
                                                 only 55% of the time on average over the semester.     credit. Students may try harder if
                                                 Only 30% of students acheived above 70%                they perceive this assessment
                                                 identification on average.                             aspect as a requirement. Additional
                                                                                                        time will be spent on developing a
                                                                                                        'period eye' in class.

critically analyze works of art 2-Homework,      This SLO is assessed via Midterm and Final essay       This SLO is also a critical aspect of
from ancient and prehistoric essays, papers,     exams. The midterm is typically more difficult for     the discipline. No changes will be
cultures in the West based etc.                  students to do well on, mainly due to unfamiliarity    made to the curriculum, other than
                                                 with in-class essays and academic expectations of      the previously mentioned writing
on culturally appropriate
                                                 those essays on the parts of some students. For the    prerequisite.
paradigms
                                                 semester assessed, the midterm exam grade
                                                 median was 73%. The final exam grade median was
                                                 83%.

				
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