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                                    Assessment for Department of Fine Arts (Speech & Theatre)
                                                 Assessment Period – 2006-2007

Expanded Statement of       Program Intended           Means of Program                 Results       Use of Results
Institutional Purpose       Objectives                 Assessment
Unit Mission:               Speech Concentration       90% of Speech                    ACHIEVEMENT   Closer evaluation of
                            graduates will, prior to   Concentration majors will by     RATE: 78%     entering majors,
Goal 1:                     graduation,                the end of their first year in                 particularly if they are not
Graduates of the Speech     demonstrate both in        the program enroll in and                      first-semester freshman;
& Theatre Program           written form and orally    successfully complete                          continued advisement of
(Speech Concentration)      the fundamental            COMM 1100 – Analytic                           all majors; majors who
will be prepared to         principles of Speech       Discussion of Global Issues                    enroll in the class during
demonstrate a               Communication.             (Intro to Public Speaking)                     the specified time period
foundational knowledge                                                                                pass the class at a rate of
of Speech or Theatre,                                                                                 97%
according to their chosen                              90% of Speech                    ACHIEVEMTN    More faculty members in
concentration, and to                                  Concentration majors will by     RATE: 72%     the area are needed to help
engage in graduate                                     the end of their second year                   insure that classes will be
studies programs or in                                 in the program enroll in and                   offered in rotation as
professions in their                                   successfully complete                          needed to fulfill this
respective fields.                                     COMM 2020 - Voice &                            objective; majors who
                                                       Diction demonstrating the                      enroll in the class during
                                                       ability to deliver clear                       the specified time period
                                                       articulation and effective                     pass the class at a rate of
                                                       speech production and to                       93%
                                                       recognize, evaluate, and
                                                       compensate for common
                                                       vocal deficiencies.
                           90% of Speech                    ACHIEVEMENT   IMPROVEMENT PLAN:
                           Concentration majors will by     RATE: 82%     Closer advisement will
                           the end of their third year in                 help insure students enroll
                           the progam enroll in and                       in the course when
                           successfully complete                          offered and more faculty
                           COMM 3200 – Phonetics                          members in the area are
                           demonstrating the ability to                   needed to help insure that
                           distinguish between speech                     classes will be offered in
                           sounds as considered from a                    rotation as needed to fulfill
                           sociological, physiological,                   this objective; students
                           and acoustical viewpoint, as                   who enroll in the class
                           well as a mastery of the                       during the specified time
                           International Phonetic                         period pass at a rate of
                           Alphabet and practice in                       96%
                           English phonetic
                           transcription.
Speech Concentration       90% of Speech                    ACHIEVEMENT   IMPROVEMENT PLAN:
graduates will, prior to   Concentration majors will by     RATE: 83%     Closer advisement will
graduation,                the end of their third year in                 help insure students enroll
demonstrate both in        the program enroll in and                      in the course when
written form and orally    successfully complete                           offered and more faculty
advanced principles of     COMM 4000 – Intercultural                      members in the area are
Speech                     Communication                                  needed to help insure that
Communication.             demonstrating an                               classes will be offered in
                           understanding of the barriers                  rotation as needed to fulfill
                           which hinder communication                     this objective; students
                           among persons from                             who enroll in the class
                           different cultures and a                       during the specified time
                           review of methods used in                      period pass at a rate of
                           resolving these                                82%
                           communication problems.
Goal 2:                     Theatre Concentration      80% of Theatre                   ACHIEVEMENT   IMPROVEMENT PLAN:
Graduates of the Speech     graduates will, prior to   Concentration majors will by     RATE: 80%     Closer advisement will
& Theatre Program           graduation,                the end of their second year                   help insure students enroll
(Theatre Concentration)     demonstrate both in        in the program enroll in and                   in the course when
will be prepared to         written form and orally    successfully complete THEA                     offered and ore faculty
demonstrate a               fundamental and            2530 – History of Theatre I                    members in the area are
foundational knowledge      advanced principles of     demonstrating a working                        needed to help insure that
of Speech or Theatre,       Theatre History.           knowledge of theatre                           classes will be offered in
according to their chosen                              architecture, scenery,                         rotation as needed to fulfill
concentration, and to                                  costume, methods of staging                    this objective; students
engage in graduate                                     and production in Europe as                    who enroll in the class
studies programs or in                                 well as a study of                             during the specified time
professions in their                                   representative playwrights                     period pass at a rate of
respective fields.                                     from Ancient Greece to                         89%
                                                       Russia.

                                                       90% of Theatre                   ACHIEVEMENT   IMPROVEMENT PLAN:
                                                       Concentration majors will by     RATE: 86%     More faculty members in
                                                       the end of their third year in                 the area needed to help
                                                       the program enroll in and                      insure classes will be
                                                       successfully complete the                      offered in rotation as
                                                       THEA 2531 – History of                         needed to fulfill this
                                                       Theatre II demonstrating an                    objective; students who
                                                       in-depth knowledge of                          enroll in class during the
                                                       various movements in                           specified
                                                       modern theatre including                       time period pass at a rate
                           Realism, Naturalism,                            of 90%
                           Symbolism, Expressionism,
                           and Neo-Romanticism to the
                           avante-guarde theatre of
                           America and Europe.

Theatre Concentration      90% of Theatre                    ACHIEVEMENT   IMPROVEMENT PLAN:
graduates will, prior to   Concentration majors will by      RATE: 82%     Closer advisement will
graduation,                the end of their second year                    help insure students enroll
demonstrate both in        in the program enroll in and                    in the course when
written form and orally    successfully complete THEA                      offered and more faculty
fundamental and            2040 – Acting I                                 members in the area are
advanced principles of     demonstrating a grasp of the                    needed to help insure that
Production &               fundamentals and techniques                     classes will be offered in
Performance Theory.        of acting & stage                               rotation as needed to fulfill
                           performance.                                    this objective; students
                                                                           who enroll in the class
                                                                           during the specified time
                                                                           period pass at a rate of
                                                                           95%
                           80% of Theatre                    ACHIEVEMENT   IMPROVEMENT PLAN:
                           Concentration majors will by      RATE: 88%     Objective Achieved
                           the end of their third year in
                           the program enroll in and
                           successfully complete THEA
                           3040 – Acting II
                           demonstrating the ability to
                           analyze roles and the
                           problems and techniques of
                           creating subtext with special
                           relation to the actor’s natural
                           abilities and qualities.
                           80% of Theatre                    ACHIEVEMENT   IMPROVEMENT PLAN:
                           Concentration majors will by      RATE: 85%     Objective Achieved
                           the end of their fourth year in
                           the program enroll in and
                           successfully complete THEA
                           2640 – Directing I
                           demonstrating a
                           comprehension of the basic
                           principles of staging plays
                           including practical work in
                           directing one-act plays and
                           scenes with special attention
                           given to the principles of
                           selecting, casting, and
                           rehearsing of plays.
Theatre Concentration      80% of Theatre                    ACHIEVEMENT   IMPROVEMENT PLAN:
graduates will, prior to   Concentration majors will by      RATE: 87%     Objective Achieved
graduation,                the end of their third year in
demonstrate both in        the program enroll in and
written form and orally    successfully complete THEA
fundamental and            3030 – Theatre Management
advanced principles of     demonstrating
Theatre Management.        comprehension of the tools
                           of theatre management,
                           producing, box office, price,
                           percentages, publicity,
                           promotion, production costs,
                           as well as general
                           promotional and managerial
                           procedures.

				
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