ARTH 2302 Art History Survey II Dr Kevin Chua 5-20-2013 1. Have changes been made in the way instructors (faculty or graduate students) teaching your core courses in humanities are trained, oriented, or supervised? Yes. Though training, orientation and supervision of graduate students teaching or assisting this course has been in place, minor adjustments were made. Closer monitoring and better training and mentoring of graduate student GPTIs has been implemented. Feedback to GPTI training lectures continues to be given. 2. Have changes been made in the base syllabus for your core courses in response to assessment results? Yes. Due to the addition of CORE Curriculum outcomes in addition to School of ART outcomes, a modification was necessary to cover the broader issues required for CORE curriculum. Therefore, we streamlined our outcomes on the syllabus to reflect the CORE curriculum outcomes and these outcomes became the means by which the CORE curriculum outcomes were measured. Specific TTU Creative Arts Core Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. identify and describe a body or works (individually and collectively) in the creative arts (CT, CS). Methods for assessing this expected learning outcome: 3 exams, 1 paper, in-class discussions. 2. explain and differentiate creative works as expressions of values within cultural and historical contexts (CT, CS, T, SR). Methods for assessing this expected learning outcome: 3 exams, 1 paper, in-class discussions. 3. analyze and summarize aesthetic principles that structure creative works (CT, CS). Methods for assessing this expected learning outcome: 3 exams, 1 paper, in-class discussions. Course Objectives: 1. To create a more knowledgeable viewer of art, including critical analysis and the formation of judgments and arguments in relation to artworks (CT, CS, T, SR) 2. To obtain a better understanding of the artmaking process (CT, CS, T, SR) 3. To expose students to art produced primarily in Western Europe between 1400-1900 (CT, CS, T, SR) 4. To expand students’ knowledge of world cultures, especially in relation to ideas, beliefs, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought (CT, CS, T, SR) 3. Have you adjusted the way the courses are assessed, the examinations, or the base content in the areas listed above in response to assessment results? No. Student performance (eg. in their exams) and ongoing assessment continues to be fed back into daily teaching, such that outcomes for the course are aligned with expectations. Students are kept informed about their progress in the course, such that they know where they stand – right up until the last assessment. 4. Have you made any changes in the way content is delivered such as adding on-line modules, improving classroom technology, using on-line quizzes or exams, making lectures available to students on-line, or flipping the classroom? Yes. New media and technology have implemented as necessary, to enhance the learning experience. In some cases, this has required cutting down access to technology – eg. prohibiting the use of laptop computers in class. Discussion of technology in the history of art making has complemented the use of technology in the viewing and teaching of art. 5. Have you made any changes in how students are provided with help to improve their comprehension of the material such as on-line tutoring, face-to-face or group help sessions, etc. Yes. Students are encouraged to approach the instructor or the teaching assistant, and we continue to find new ways for students to better understand the course material – which ranges from study groups to variously-located office hours.