2019-2020 Art History (BA) Assessment Plan

Assessment Year: 2019-2020
School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Performing and Fine Arts
Program: Art History (BA)
Department Chair:
Department Assessment Coordinator:
Program Coordinator:
Completed by: mhajikano
Other Contributors:
Date Completed:2019/11/15 12:13:00 US/Eastern

Program Mission

The Art History major, through a diversified program of professional quality, familiarizes students with problems concerning the evolution of styles, the function of art in societies, the way in which art is influenced by contemporary events, how to access and use published materials to inform and enhance their own, original research. After completing the prerequisites for advanced art history courses, a variety of course offerings allow exploration of art of the past as well as contemporary art subjects. The Art History major is flexible and aims to prepare students to pursue graduate or professional work.

Assessment Plan

Outcome 1

Program Goal

Ability to write formal, scholarly essays and informed opinion pieces

Program Student Learning Outcome

1Ability to conduct focused research based on a valid thesis using scholarly secondary sources

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Intellectual Discovery and Creativity - Demonstrate excellence in academic inquiry, creativity, research, collaboration and professional growth.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Written Communication

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

FA 296

Sample Size

12

Measure

Rubric will be used to evaluate formal essays

Measure Type

Direct

Target

75% standard/good


Outcome 2

Program Goal

Have a broad knowledge of global art history along with an in-depth knowledge of a specific selected area of study

Program Student Learning Outcome

3.2. Demonstrate knowledge of important historical art movements in written assignments and discussions

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Self-Reflection and Accountability - Reflect on their learning, identify challenges, create a plan to meet the challenges, and improve decision-making.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Oral Communication

From which course(s), section(s) will you collect student artifacts?

FA 296

Sample Size

12

Measure

Rubric will be used to evaluate Oral Presentation

Measure Type

Direct

Target

70% Excellent/Strong


Rationale for the Plan

Students are working with a Project to document and share research on works of African art. It is a big challenge that most are excited to undertake. I believe the enjoyment of working with the original artworks increased the interest and accountability for their essays which will be used in a catalog of the Victor Richards Collection of African Art at York College.

Data Collection and Evaluation

Data Collection will take place for oral presentations during the last two class meeting of the semester. I will be the faculty responsible for that assessment. The written work will be assessed after grades are submitted when I will ask Prof. Hajikano to read a representative sample of the final essays.

Data Collection will take place for oral presentations during the last two class meeting of the semester. I will be the faculty responsible for that assessment. The written work will be assessed after grades are submitted when I will ask Prof. Hajikano to read a representative sample of the final essays.