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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 306       Section(s): 30175 (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 and identify major 1-Exams,                                                  On average, students succeed in this SLO. This is       No changes in teaching methods or
works of art and             quizzes, etc.                                             assessed via image identification quizzes, where        assessment are planned since
architecture from the        (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
Medieval period in Europe.
                                                                                       correctly identify these images 86.25% of the time      assessment. No curriculum will be
                                                                                       (median of all quizzes over the entire semester).       changed, since this is a requried
                                                                                       Some students acheive 100% on this aspect of the        and expected aspect of art history
                                                                                       course. Over the semester assessed, nearly 75% of       pedagogy.
                                                                                       students who took the quizzes achived 80% or
                                                                                       greater correct identifications.

discuss and distinguish styles 2-Homework,                                             This SLO is assessed via Midterm and Final essay        This is an important aspect of the
and stylistic changes in art essays, papers,                                           exams. The midterm is typically more difficult for      art history discipline. Adding a
through the Medieval           etc.                                                    students to do well on, mainly due to unfamiliarity     prerequisite for ENGWR 300, 301,
                                                                                       with in-class essays and academic expectations of       or 302 would benefit the students,
period.
                                                                                       those essays on the parts of some students. For the     and may lead to a higher
                                                                                       semester assessed, midterm exam median grade            percentage of success in this SLO.
                                                                                       was 73%. Final exam median grade was 83%. This is       Those courses are currently
                                                                                       also assessed via "blind identification', where         advisory only. Consideration is
                                                                                       students identify previously unknown images with        currently being given to changes in
                                                                                       period/style and approximate date. In this aspect,      teaching methods, and perhaps a
                                                                                       students are less successful than simply memorizing     change to mandatory 'blind
                                                                                       known images. (Less than 60%)                           identification' as part of quizzes.It is
                                                                                                                                               currently being assessed as extra
                                                                                                                                               credit only.
interpret and evaluate      1-Exams,           This SLO is assessed via Midterm and Final essay    This is perceived as one of the the
Medieval art and            quizzes, etc.      exams. The midterm is typically more difficult for  most important aspect of the art
architecture within their   (item analysis).   students to do well on, mainly due to unfamiliarity history discipline. Adding a
                                               with in-class essays and academic expectations of   prerequisite for ENGWR 300, 301,
cultural and historical
                                               those essays on the parts of some students. For the or 302 would benefit the students,
contexts.
                                               semester assessed, midterm exam median grade        and may lead to a higher
                                               was 73%. Final exam median grade was 83%.           percentage of success in this SLO.
                                                                                                   Those courses are currently
                                                                                                   advisory only.
formulate and analyze       1-Exams,           This SLO is assessed via Midterm and Final essay    This is perceived as one of the the
meanings and functions of   quizzes, etc.      exams. The midterm is typically more difficult for most important aspect of the art
art and architecture        (item analysis).   students to do well on, mainly due to unfamiliarity history discipline. Adding a
                                               with in-class essays and academic expectations of prerequisite for ENGWR 300, 301,
throughout the Medieval
                                               those essays on the parts of some students. For the or 302 would benefit the students,
period in Europe.
                                               semester assessed, midterm exam median grade        and may lead to a higher
                                               was 73%. Final exam median grade was 83%.           percentage of success in this SLO.
                                                                                                   Those courses are currently
                                                                                                   advisory only.

				
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