Proposal Abstract

The visual arts faculty at a regional state university initiated a scholarship of teaching and learning project to address and improve student-learning outcomes (SLOs) following a self-study analysis for reaccreditation. The SLOs were developed to align with the institution's newly defined university-wide competencies including skills and dispositions within the field, effective communication skills, and creative problem solving skills. The presentation reveals how the SoTL process directly effected the improvement of SLOs when the faculty aliened the standards specified through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the American Association of College and Universities VALUE rubrics for creativity, oral and written communication, and critical thinking that served as guidelines for the development of SLO rubrics developed and piloted fall 2012. Practical methods for the development of such a process including evaluation and dissemination of results for change will be presented. Focus is on the visual arts, yet can be adapted to other disciplines.

Location

Room 1005

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 27th, 10:00 AM Mar 27th, 10:45 AM

Evolution of Evidence: Redefining Visual Art Student-Learning Outcomes

Room 1005

The visual arts faculty at a regional state university initiated a scholarship of teaching and learning project to address and improve student-learning outcomes (SLOs) following a self-study analysis for reaccreditation. The SLOs were developed to align with the institution's newly defined university-wide competencies including skills and dispositions within the field, effective communication skills, and creative problem solving skills. The presentation reveals how the SoTL process directly effected the improvement of SLOs when the faculty aliened the standards specified through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the American Association of College and Universities VALUE rubrics for creativity, oral and written communication, and critical thinking that served as guidelines for the development of SLO rubrics developed and piloted fall 2012. Practical methods for the development of such a process including evaluation and dissemination of results for change will be presented. Focus is on the visual arts, yet can be adapted to other disciplines.