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Visual Arts Program Review
May 21, 2014

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Advisory meeting presentation

  1. 1. Westchester Community College Visual Arts Program Advisory Committee Meeting
  2. 2. New Administration Dr. Joanne Russell, VP Academic Affairs Dr. Veronica Delcourt, Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities
  3. 3. New Faculty Erika Mahr – Painting Search for Digital Film Faculty this Summer
  4. 4. New College Core Core requirements aligned with SUNY core
  5. 5. New College Core New A.S. degree due in Fall 2014 Will require articulation agreements with two SUNY schools  Visual Arts A.S. Degree 1st Semester (16 cr) 2nd Semester (15 cr) Writing + Research Writing + Literature Art History 1 Art History 2 Drawing 1 Drawing 2 2D Design 3D Design Digital Fundamentals Visual Arts Elective Freshman Seminar 3rd Semester (15 cr) 4th Semester (13 cr) Math Science + Lab Beh/Soc Science History Art History 3, Language, or Other World Culture Visual Arts Elective Visual Arts Elective Visual Arts Elective Visual Arts Junior Seminar Mandatory Portfolio Review
  6. 6. Program Review Conducted every 7 years Assessment of program goals and outcomes
  7. 7. Learning Goals Based on student surveys • foundation level knowledge and skills • prepare students for transfer to university BFA or BA program
  8. 8. Learning Outcomes Work backward from admissions portfolio requirements
  9. 9. Process Assemble portfolios in capstone Visual Art Seminar
  10. 10. Process Post on Program Review website Sample Portfolios
  11. 11. Process Norming sessions with full-time and part-time faculty
  12. 12. Process Invite feedback from Advisory Commmittee
  13. 13. Sample Portfolios http://wccvaprogramreview.wordpress.com/visual-art-seminar-outcomes/sample-student-portfol
  14. 14. FALL 2012 Improved outcomes
  15. 15. FALL 2012 Direct correlation with transfer data
  16. 16. Fall 2013 Problems with inconsistent scoring
  17. 17. Fall 2013 Drawing scored low Color scored high
  18. 18. Fall 2013 Drawing scored low Color scored high
  19. 19. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Incomplete portfolios
  20. 20. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Incomplete portfolios  Mandatory course portfolio  Emphasis on portfolio pieces embedded in all classes
  21. 21. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Transfer students
  22. 22. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Transfer students  Make transfer contingent on portfolio review  Include only work completed while enrolled at Westchester Community College in assessment portfolio
  23. 23. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Students follow curriculum “in reverse”
  24. 24. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Students follow curriculum “in reverse”  Improve academic advisement  Enlist the help of adjuncts
  25. 25. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Academically under- prepared students
  26. 26. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Academically under- prepared students  Freshman Seminar  Establish benchmarks
  27. 27. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Personal voice  “mastery” of skills
  28. 28. Reflect on results Improve Teaching and Learning  Personal voice  “mastery” of skills  Establish level 2 proficiencies  Create an advanced projects course
  29. 29. Recommendations
  30. 30. Recommendations Increase contact hours Minimum grade benchmarks in foundation classes Courses for majors/non- majors, enabling pre-reqs Freshman Seminar + Junior Seminar + Final Portfolio Review  Visual Arts A.S. Degree 1st Semester (16 cr) 2nd Semester (15 cr) Writing + Research Writing + Literature Art History 1 Art History 2 Drawing 1 Drawing 2 2D Design 3D Design Digital Fundamentals Visual Arts Elective Freshman Seminar 3rd Semester (15 cr) 4th Semester (13 cr) Math Science + Lab Beh/Soc Science History Art History 3, Language, or Other World Culture Visual Arts Elective Visual Arts Elective Visual Arts Elective Visual Arts Junior Seminar Mandatory Portfolio Review

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