GENERAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW FORM EXPRESSIVE ARTS I. COURSE INFORMATION

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GENERAL EDUCATION ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW FORM
EXPRESSIVE ARTS 5/1 5
Please attach/ submit additional documents as needed to fully complete each section of the form.
I. COURSE INFORMATION
Department: School of Theatre & Dance
Course Number: U DANC 129A
Course Title: Dance Performance Lab I
Type of Request:
Rationale:
New
One-time Only
Renew*
Change
Remove
Dance Performance Lab I has been recognized as a Group IV course since 2014. The criteria and goals of the course have
remained consistent throughout that time.
*If course has not changed since the last review and is taught by the same tenure-track faculty member, you may skip sections III-V.
JUSTIFICATION FOR COURSE LEVEL
Normally, general education courses will not carry pre-requisites, will carry at least 3 credits, and will be numbered at the 100-200
level. If the course has more than one pre-requisite, carries fewer than three credits, or is upper division (numbered at the 300 level
or above), provide rationale for exception(s).
We respectfully request an exception for this one credit class. The requirements for the course, while professionally and
artistically rigorous, might not always meet the standard of three credit hours as defined by the University as the underlying
purpose of the course is to offer diverse practices of dance techniques. This is similar to many of our other 100 and 200level Group IV studio, lab and shop courses. Rather than increase the credits and thus the course requirements, we feel the
one-credit designation is sensible and reasonable.
II. ENDORSEMENT / APPROVALS
* Instructor: Heidi Eggert
Phone / Email:
Signature ______________________________________
Program Chair: Michael Monsos
Signature ______________________________________
Date_________________
Dean: Dr. Stephen Kalm
Signature ______________________________________
Date_________________
Date_________________
x4481 / [email protected]
*Form must be completed by the instructor who will be teaching the course. If the instructor of the course changes before the next
review, the new instructor must be provided with a copy of the form prior to teaching the course.
III. DESCRIPTION AND PURPOSE
General Education courses must be introductory and foundational within the offering department or within the General Education
Group. They must emphasize breadth, context, and connectedness; and relate course content to students’ future lives: See
Preamble
A necessary component of studying dance technique is performing that discrete technique for an audience—performing arts
do not happen in a vacuum. To allow for the outside individual study and faculty/student or peer/peer contact hours required
of the practice and performance of various dance forms, this course formally recognizes the lab time necessary to hone said
technique. We are applying for renewal of the course’s Group IV designation as it is an extension of each of the dance
techniques to which the lab applies--and all of those are recognized Group IV courses.
IV. CRITERIA
BRIEFLY EXPLAIN HOW THIS COURSE MEETS THE CRITERIA FOR THE GROUP.
1.
Courses guide students, whether in individual or group settings, to acquire foundational skills to engage in the creative process
and/or in interpretive performance.
The technique component of these classes will provide the skills and vocabulary to understand the dance genre. With
these skills and vocabulary, students will be able to engage in creating dance compositions.
2.
Through direct experience (for example, attendance and involvement with live performance, exhibitions, workshops, and
readings), they will engage in critical assessment of their own work and the work of others.
The laboratory component of these classes will provide opportunities for students to create dances, rehearse dances,
and perform dances. The ability to critique their own work and the work of others is practiced as students develop an
understanding of what elements are used in dance choreography. They will see the work of other students/faculty and
they will have the opportunity to critique work in written papers as well as discussion .
V. STUDENT LEARNING GOALS
BRIEFLY EXPLAIN HOW THIS COURSE WILL MEET THE APPLICABLE LEARNING GOALS.
1.
Express themselves in the making of an original work or creative performance.
Each student in these classes will directly participate in the creation of a dance composition and will have the
opportunity to perform this composition in an informal workshop or a formal concert.
2.
Understand the genres and/or forms that have shaped the medium.
Dance technique classes teach students the vocabulary, history, skills and forms that define the genre. Learning by
doing is an important component of this expressive art. Creating dance choreography in each form, rehearsing this
choreography, and using specific vocabulary will add to the understanding of the genre.
3.
Critique the quality of their own work and that of others.
As students gain confidence in using their knowledge of dance vocabulary as well as the tools of dance making—space,
time, energy and form—they will be able to critique the work they make as well as the work they see. Each
concert/workshop has required critique (written or discussion) to allow students the opportunity to develop their critical
analysis skills.
VI. ASSESSMENT
A. HOW ARE THE LEARNING GOALS A BOVE MEASURED? Describe the measurement(s) used, such as a rubric or specific test
questions that directly measure the General Education learning goals. Please attach or provide a web link to the rubric, test
questions, or other measurements used.
Assessment Rubric attached.
A General Education Assessment Report will be due on a four-year rotating cycle. You will be notified in advance of the due date.
This will serve to fulfill the University’s accreditation requirements to assess general education and will provide an opportunity to
connect with your colleagues across campus and share teaching strategies. Items VI.B- D will be helpful in compiling the report.
VII. SYLLABUS AND SUBMISSION
Please submit syllabus in a separate file with the completed and signed form to the Faculty Senate Office, UH 221. The learning
goals for the Expressive Arts Group must be included on the syllabus. An electronic copy of the original signed form is acceptable.
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