College of Music
Knowledge and skill goals for this undergraduate degree program are recorded in the description of the specific department in the most recent CU-Boulder catalog.
In some summaries of assessment activity, goals are referred to by number (e.g., K-2 is knowledge goal 2).
Assessment activities in 2002-03
The College of Music undergraduate degree programs have the following goals for undergraduate students:
The college employs a variety of methods of assessment for the students in the various degree programs. Since a careful evaluation of performance skills is important to all of our different degree programs (BM, BME, BA), the college has extensive, consistent, and on-going testing which includes:
Music Theory skills are also central to all degrees the college offers and are assessed by the following methods:
Music education majors participate in a student teaching project where they are evaluated by both university faculty and teachers in the schools. Factors such as instructional planning, teaching characteristics/communication, musical skills and rehearsal execution are included in the rating. The student teaching experience is considered the capstone experience in the BME degree.
Music composition majors are evaluated in a methodical method including:
In order to gain feedback from students regarding their college career, the Entrepreneurship Center of the administers an exit questionnaire. Beginning fall semester 2003, the college began administering an entrance questionnaire as well.
The college also assesses the strength of its programs by the accomplishments of students who take part in off-campus events such as competitions, presentations, and master classes with world-class performing artists.
The continues to modify the content of theory courses based on test results from entrance and exit levels to help improve student performance. Responses to exit questions has contributed to the creation of new courses; the recent achievements of students in the Jazz Studies area and the Opera have helped the areas be named as Programs of Excellence, which has also resulted in continuing changes to our curriculum.
The college is continuing to refine the jury and proficiency policies in the attempt to balance the methods used in the different areas. The college is also exploring ways to better archive and trace the various portfolio and proficiency requirements that are now employed.
Prepared by Charles Wolzien, Assoc. Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Last revision 11/12/03
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