2019-2020 Music (BA) Assessment Plan

Assessment Year: 2019-2020
School: Arts and Sciences
Department: Performing and Fine Arts
Program: Music (BA)
Department Chair: mvendryes
Department Assessment Coordinator: mhajikano
Program Coordinator: glam
Completed by: glam
Other Contributors:
Date Completed:2019/11/02 15:52:00 GMT-4

Program Mission

The York College music program enables students to a wider understanding of music making in their environments, throughout history, and around the globe. Students in the program connect their musical background with a variety of musics through performance, analysis, composition, and production. Graduates of the program will be effective musical leaders who can then apply their acquired skills in their chosen musical endeavors.

Assessment Plan

Outcome 1

Program Goal

Demonstrate foundational skills in performing on the piano and performing as part of an ensemble.

Program Student Learning Outcome

1.1: Demonstrate the ability to independently practice and improve the performance of level-appropriate repertoire.

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

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

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

MUS 186

Sample Size

6

Measure

Rubric, Recording of student performance at the semester-end jury

Measure Type

Direct

Target

66% of music majors at the “Proficient” level according to the rubric for PSLO 1.1


Outcome 2

Program Goal

Demonstrate foundational skills in performing on the piano and performing as part of an ensemble.

Program Student Learning Outcome

1.2: Perform foundational repertoire on the piano with accurate rhythm and technique.

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

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

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

MUS 241

Sample Size

6

Measure

Rubric, Recording of student performance at the semester-end recital

Measure Type

Direct

Target

75% of music majors at the “Proficient” level according to the rubric for PSLO 1.2


Outcome 3

Program Goal

Demonstrate foundational skills in performing on the piano and performing as part of an ensemble.

Program Student Learning Outcome

1.3: Successfully prepare for and improve one’s performance within an ensemble.

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

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

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

MUS 139

Sample Size

2

Measure

Rubric, Concert Recordings

Measure Type

Direct

Target

100% of music majors at the “Proficient” level according to the rubric for PSLO 1.3


Outcome 4

Program Goal

Analyze music, both aurally and visually, in order to recognize, interpret, and create musical structures across different genres.

Program Student Learning Outcome

2.2: Apply the principles of harmonic function by composing music that successfully demonstrate diatonic and chromatic musical structures.

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

Critical Analysis and Reasoning

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

MUS 323

Sample Size

6

Measure

Rubric, Student composition assignment

Measure Type

Direct

Target

75% of music majors at the “Proficient” level according to the rubric for PSLO 2.2


Outcome 5

Program Goal

Develop a foundational understanding of the evolution of music making in the Western classical traditions, as well as an alternative history of music making in non-Western and popular music traditions.

Program Student Learning Outcome

3.1: Demonstrate an understanding of the broad stylistic periods in music history, including Western classical, non-Western and popular music traditions.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Diversity - Recognize and appreciate unique differences across the human spectrum.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Written Communication

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

MUS 350

Sample Size

2

Measure

Rubric, Final Paper

Measure Type

Direct

Target

50% of music majors at the “Proficient” level according to the rubric for PSLO 3.1


Outcome 6

Program Goal

Develop a foundational understanding of the evolution of music making in the Western classical traditions, as well as an alternative history of music making in non-Western and popular music traditions.

Program Student Learning Outcome

3.2: Demonstrate an understanding of the major aspects of ethnomusicological research.

Alignment with York’s Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

Diversity - Recognize and appreciate unique differences across the human spectrum.

Alignment with MSCHE Standard III Competencies

Written Communication

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

MUS 270

Sample Size

2

Measure

Rubric, Final Paper

Measure Type

Direct

Target

50% of music majors at the “Proficient” level according to the rubric for PSLO 3.1


Rationale for the Plan

Beginning in Fall 2020, we will begin a new two-year cycle for collecting and assessing data. Every PSLO will be assessed once every two years. We chose the above PSLOs in accordance with our five-year plan.

Data Collection and Evaluation

Data Collection:

We will collect data for PSLOs 1.3, 3.1 and 3.2 in Fall 2019, and will collect data for PSLOs 3.3 and 3.4 in Spring 2020. The music program collects student data from music majors only.

Faculty Involvement:

All three full-time music faculty members will be involved in the assessment process, including evaluating, analyzing, and interpreting the student data for the current academic year according to the rubrics.