Assessment will be determined by the timely completion of works, quality of the works, and the studentís ability to verbalize concepts. Grades will be assessed by:
- Competence in technical skills and processes
- Aesthetic value of the work produced
- Participation and cooperation in class critiques and projects
Individual responsibilities and mandatory attendance are important to assessment.
- Completion of assigned work both in and out of class
Exact percentage values of each assignment will be determined by the individual instructor. The students will be given this information the first week of class.
Staff, faculty, student and the departmental chair are encouraged to visit and view the studentsí studio progress as it evolves. Furthermore, each spring, the entire art faculty will review select works submitted by the students for inclusion in the annual Student Art Exhibition. An important part of this process is that all the members of the art faculty (full- and part-time) see some work produced during this class and annual basis and can discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the work coming from this course.
A departmental file will be maintained containing syllabi from all instructors. The condition of the ceramics studio will reflect the development of responsible work habits maintained both faculty and students. Photographic documentation of students work will be kept for departmental reference.
Another method of assessment results from the large percentage of students who pursue further studies in ceramics. A studentís preparation in Ceramics Design may be clearly observed when she/he takes any further courses in ceramics. As to the latter half of the general expected educational results, any progress made in this regard becomes readily apparent in other areas of study.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDING
Every opportunity to display the work produced by the students will be made. The annual Student Art Exhibition presents an opportunity for exposure to the work being produced in this course both campus-wide and to community at large. During this exhibit
exhibit, and at any other time deemed necessary, the considered modifications in the course content or needed improvements in the teaching of various components or the course. All such recommendations shall be documented and filed for further use in strengthening the course.
As another means of objective assessment, art students frequently use works done in this class as part of their application material for four year institutions. In some instances, works done in this class at Georgia Perimeter College are included in the senior portfolio required for graduation from many four-year institutions.
The photographic documentation of student works in this class will be used as instructional support for future classes. They may also be used for general public relations and recruitment purposes to present the quality of instruction at Georgia Perimeter College.