W9 Assessment at Creative Institutions: Steps to Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic
Assessment at Creative Institutions: Steps to Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic is an interactive workshop that delves into the challenges of assessing the arts, and equips participants with the knowledge and process tools to make arts assessment a success. Using case studies from several creative disciplines, participants will collectively develop understandings of appropriate characteristics, criteria, and assessment methods. Participants will also gain grounding in concepts of unit of analysis issues in the arts and assessing important constructs such as creativity and metacognition. The workshop includes a section on relating knowledge and process learning in the arts to the WSCUC Core Competencies, and concludes with active creation of a blueprint for multi-level assessment in creative schools and institutions. A Common Ground Arts in Society book, Assessment at Creative Institutions: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic (Chase, Ferguson, Hoey, 2014), will be used as a reference.
David Mills Chase is the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California. He leads the planning, development, evaluation, and execution of the Conservatory's academic administration. He serves as the Accreditation Liaison Officer to WASC Senior College and University Commission and oversees specialized accreditation with the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Prior to arriving at the AFI Conservatory he served as the Senior Associate Director of Institutional Effectiveness at the University of the Pacific, and also as the Assistant Dean of Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. Trained as a musician, he has brought the perspective of the artist to issues surrounding academic quality, accreditation, and learning assessment in his work in higher education administration. He is active in educational research and is a frequent presenter on issues surrounding teaching, learning, and assessment, and with Jill Ferguson and Joseph Hoey co-authored the recently published book Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic (Common Ground, 2014).
Dr. J. Joseph Hoey, IV serves as Vice President for Accreditation Relations and Policy for Bridgepoint Education in San Diego. Joseph holds an Ed.D. from North Carolina State University, a Master of Music from Florida State University, and a BA in Music from UC San Diego. His career of nearly two decades in the performing arts has been followed by over 24 years of experience in assessment, institutional effectiveness, accreditation, and planning. His published research encompasses engineering program assessment, graduate program assessment, academic program review, engaging faculty in assessment, building trust in assessment processes, alumni and employer feedback, validating student engagement research, community college transfer, enrollment management in online programs, and evaluation of online academic programs. He is a co-author, with Jill Ferguson and David Chase, of Assessment at Creative Institutions: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic (Common Ground, 2014).