Assessment Tool #1
To assess Learning Outcomes #1, #2, #3 and #4, students are evaluated in writing each semester by their advisor and the theatre history and dramaturgy faculty. The evaluations assess academic progress and student work in production. The assessments are verbally presented to the students with time for student response and/or questions. The written assessments are made available to the student after the presentation.
Assessment documentation: See sample “Summary Evaluation Form”.
Assessment Tool #2
To assess Learning Outcomes #1, #3 and #4, students are required to prepare and present a portfolio of class work and dramaturgical production work. The portfolio is to be structured to feature the depth and breadth of the student’s dramaturgical work, to demonstrate the thought processes and research materials relevant to production dramaturgy, and to exemplify writing and critical thinking skills necessary to the dramaturg’s duties. The portfolio may be prepared in a digital format or a traditional paper format and orally presented to faculty each semester. All of the student portfolios and presentations are evaluated by the theatre history/dramaturgy faculty each semester of the student’s residency, according to a faculty developed rubric.
The student’s advisor prepares a written evaluation and verbally presents faculty feedback to the students.
Assessment documentation: See sample forms, “Portfolio Checklist”, “Portfolio– Semester Review Form”, and “Portfolio Presentation– Semester Evaluation Form”.
Assessment Tool #3
To assess Learning Outcomes #2, #3 and #4, students are evaluated in at least one production situation by their advisor. Students are given full descriptions of job performance expectations and target dates for meeting the expectations. Advisors evaluate student progress on a weekly basis through the production process and prepare a written report based on the job description and the weekly evaluation forms.
Assessment documentation: Production assignment job descriptions (in place) and weekly evaluation forms (in development).
Assessment Tool #4
To assess Learning Outcomes #3 and #4 students participate in at least one Showcase of Talent during which industry professionals review student work and suitability for entry into the profession. Students receive an evaluation from the outside reviewer, based on a Division developed rubric. In addition, placement data after graduation is collected and reviewed to assess Learning Outcome #4.
Assessment documentation: See sample form, “Showcase of Talent: Outside Professional Review”.