Proposal Abstract

Following self-study analysis a portfolio review process was initiated addressing and improving student-learning outcomes. Published standards for admission leave institutions on their own to determine criteria and processes. When faculty members seek consensus, is anything lost in the process? Do (should, or indeed can) admission standards take into account student's future success in the program as recommended by accreditation institutions? If so, what are the most effective criteria to evaluate student learning outcomes and how can these be used to assess student progress? What are the ultimate goals of the admissions portfolio? This session seeks to delineate both problems inherent in the process, creative or administrative structures that work well, and demonstrate how portfolio review is utilized to assess student learning outcomes and track progress in the program. Participants will learn practical methods for the development of a portfolio review process including evaluation and dissemination of results for change. While focus is on the visual arts, how this model can be adapted to other disciplines will be presented.

Location

Room 1909

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 8th, 9:00 AM Mar 8th, 9:45 AM

Portfolio Review: Evidence of Student Learning Outcomes

Room 1909

Following self-study analysis a portfolio review process was initiated addressing and improving student-learning outcomes. Published standards for admission leave institutions on their own to determine criteria and processes. When faculty members seek consensus, is anything lost in the process? Do (should, or indeed can) admission standards take into account student's future success in the program as recommended by accreditation institutions? If so, what are the most effective criteria to evaluate student learning outcomes and how can these be used to assess student progress? What are the ultimate goals of the admissions portfolio? This session seeks to delineate both problems inherent in the process, creative or administrative structures that work well, and demonstrate how portfolio review is utilized to assess student learning outcomes and track progress in the program. Participants will learn practical methods for the development of a portfolio review process including evaluation and dissemination of results for change. While focus is on the visual arts, how this model can be adapted to other disciplines will be presented.