Fine Arts (FF) Requirement Mission Statement and Criteria

FINE ARTS  [FF]

Mission Statement: Courses in the fine arts introduce students to ways of experiencing and understanding a variety of artistic concepts, structures, and forms by focusing on big questions, both contemporary and enduring. Such courses explore the world through diverse aesthetic viewpoints and practices and seek to foster critical and creative interpretations of artistic expression. These courses help students develop critical, creative, and interpretive skills needed to function in an increasingly diverse world and contribute to society as educated and informed citizens.


General Education Course Review Rubric:

Fine Arts (FF)

 

A. Content Criteria (each course must address all four questions):

1. Explain how the course will be pertinent and thought provoking for students across disciplines, including those outside of the fine arts.

High (3): ample and concrete evidence is provided about how the course is designed specifically to meet this criterion.

Medium (2): specific evidence is provided that at least one dimension of the course design or assignment structure will meet this criterion.

Low (1): some evidence is provided but it is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course.

Does not meet the criterion (0): no evidence provided about how the course meets this criterion.

2. Explain how the content of the course introduces students to ways of experiencing and understanding a variety of artistic concepts, structures, and forms.

High (3): ample and concrete evidence is provided about how the course is designed specifically to meet this criterion.

Medium (2): specific evidence is provided that at least one dimension of the course design or assignment structure will meet this criterion.

Low (1): some evidence is provided but it is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course.

Does not meet the criterion (0): no evidence provided about how the course meets this criterion.

3. Explain how the content of the course helps students explore the world through varying aesthetic viewpoints.

High (3): ample and concrete evidence is provided about how the course is designed specifically to meet this criterion. Medium (2): specific evidence is provided that at least one dimension of the course design or assignment structure will meet this criterion. Low (1): some evidence is provided but it is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course. Does not meet the criterion (0): no evidence provided about how the course meets this criterion.

4. Explain how the content of the course introduces students to critical and creative interpretations of artistic expression.

High (3): ample and concrete evidence is provided about how the course is designed specifically to meet this criterion. Medium (2): specific evidence is provided that at least one dimension of the course design or assignment structure will meet this criterion. Low (1): some evidence is provided but it is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course. Does not meet the criterion (0): no evidence provided about how the course meets this criterion.

 

B. Process Criteria (Student Learning Experience Criteria). Each course should address at least two of the following criteria:

1. Please describe, using evidence from the course syllabus, including assignments or other course materials, how instruction will engage students in highly interactive approaches to learning throughout the duration of the course. 

High (3): ample and concrete evidence is provided about how the course is designed specifically to meet this criterion.

Medium (2): specific evidence is provided that at least one dimension of the course design or assignment structure will meet this criterion.

Low (1): some evidence is provided but it is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course.

Does not meet the criterion (0): no evidence provided about how the course meets this criterion.

2. Please describe, using evidence from the course syllabus, perhaps describing specific assignments or practices, how instruction in the course will lead students toward applying course concepts, principles, theories, etc.

High (3): ample and concrete evidence is provided about how the course is designed specifically to meet this criterion.

Medium (2): specific evidence is provided that at least one dimension of the course design or assignment structure will meet this criterion.

Low (1): some evidence is provided but it is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course.

Does not meet the criterion (0): no evidence provided about how the course meets this criterion.

3. Please describe, using evidence from the course syllabus, how instruction in the course will give students the tools and experiences they need in order to engage in integrative or interdisciplinary thinking in the discipline.

High (3): ample and concrete evidence is provided about how the course is designed specifically to meet this criterion.

Medium (2): specific evidence is provided that at least one dimension of the course design or assignment structure will meet this criterion.

Low (1): some evidence is provided but it is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course.

Does not meet the criterion (0): no evidence provided about how the course meets this criterion.


C. Learning Outcomes (each course must address both criteria).

1. How does instruction in the course provide opportunities for developing at least two but not more than three of the Intellectual and Practical Skills Learning Outcomes?

High (3): Two learning outcomes are selected and ample and concrete evidence is provided about how students will have the opportunity to          achieve those outcomes.

Medium (2): one or two learning outcomes are selected and specific evidence is provided about how students will have opportunities to achieve one learning outcome but not both.

Low (1): one or two learning outcomes are selected and some evidence is provided about how students will have the opportunity to achieve them but   the evidence is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course.

 

Does not meet the criterion (0): two learning outcomes are not selected and no evidence is provided about how students will have the opportunity to achieve each learning outcome.

2. How does instruction in the course provide opportunities for engagement with at least one but not more than two of the Personal and Social Responsibility Learning Outcomes?

High (3): One learning outcome is selected and ample and concrete evidence is provided about how students will have the opportunity to achieve it.

Medium (2): one learning outcome is selected and specific evidence is provided about how students will have opportunities to achieve one learning outcome.

Low (1): one learning outcome is selected and some evidence is provided about how students will have the opportunity to achieve it but the evidence is vague and unattached to specific elements of the course.

Does not meet the criterion (0): no learning outcomes are selected and no evidence is provided about how students will have the opportunity to achieve the learning outcome.