SLO Assessment

SLO Assessment Process

The Broadcast Electronic Media Arts department's Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessment process is documented and described below in three sections that together make one complete and invaluable department: Instructional, Broadcast Media Services, and Educational Access Television. Links for more details are below.

Department SLO Assessment Process
The Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department faculty and staff have agreed on a consistent process to continually assess and improve our teaching and service outcomes. Details follow.

Instructional

Our instructional Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessment process is documented and described below. For more details, contact Department Chair Francine Podenski and review our Instructional SLO page.

MISSION

  • Teaching the history, the issues, and the impact of broadcasting and other electronic media in a global societal context, emphasizing media literacy as a key part of the development of critical thinking skills which form the cornerstone of a life-enriching liberal arts education.
  • Teaching the application of those analytical skills to the design and the creation of content for electronic media, focusing on writing, story-telling, teamwork, leadership, and preparation for further study at the university level.
  • Teaching audio, video, and performance craft skills that are consistent prerequisites for employment in the quickly evolving electronic media industry.
  • The comprehensive curriculum includes programs in areas of: video production, video editing (analog and digital), radio station operations, sound design, sound production, and broadcast journalism.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

We have many instructional program certificates. We have instructional program outcomes for each certificate program. See our SLO Instructional Outcomes page.

ASSESSMENT

The Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department faculty have agreed on a consistent process to continually assess and improve our teaching and service outcomes. Through a process of trial and error and refinement our department has developed a flexible form which allows each instructor to use appropriate means to assess their Student Learning Outcomes, while at the same time remaining within a framework that allows us to collate, compare and discuss individual and department teaching practices. The collected data is compiled and examined in an annual report.

   

Broadcast Media Services

Our Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessment process is documented and described below. For more details, contact Department Chair Francine Podenski.

The Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department staff have agreed on a consistent process to continually assess and improve our service outcomes. Through a process of trial and error and refinement our department staff has developed a flexible form which allows each staff member to use appropriate means to assess their Student Learning Outcomes, while at the same time remaining within a framework that allows us to collate, compare and discuss individual and department practices. The collected data is compiled and examined in an annual report.

MISSION

Broadcast Media Services provides audio and video playback, production, distribution, format conversion, duplication services, and technical expertise to support instruction, student services, professional development, shared governance, performances, presentations, events and related college activities.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

As a result of involvement in BMS, student interns will be able to:

Demonstrate and refine hands-on professional career skills needed for employment in the entertainment, media and communications industry.

As a result of the services BMS, the entire City College community, will be able to:

  • Benefit from enhanced and supported instructional technology on Ocean Campus.
  • Improve instruction via provided technical expertise and support for audio and video production and distribution systems. 

ASSESSMENT

Broadcast Media Services are on a regular cycle of review.  Currently at step 5, the first cycle has been assessed and the Loop is closed.  Assessment is ongoing and the next assessment stage will take place in Spring ’14.  See details below, with links to outcomes and timeline for advancing to next stage of assessment.

During the Spring semester 2013 Broadcast Electronic Media Art (BEMA) students were surveyed about Broadcast Media Services staff and professional career skills modeled there.  98% of the 65 respondents reported that they saw good examples of professionalism in the staff of BEMA. This supports the outcome #1; Demonstrate, and refine hands-on professional career skills needed for employment in the entertainment, media and communications industry.

For complete details of the survey please see the report in the binder stored in the department.

 

Educational Access Television - Ch 27 & 75

Our Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) assessment process is documented and described below. For more details, contact Department Chair Francine Podenski and review our EATV SLO page.

The Broadcast Electronic Media Arts Department staff have agreed on a consistent process to continually assess and improve our service outcomes. Through a process of trial and error and refinement our department staff has developed a flexible form which allows each staff member to use appropriate means to assess their Student Learning Outcomes, while at the same time remaining within a framework that allows us to collate, compare and discuss individual and department practices. The collected data is compiled and examined in an annual report.

MISSION

EATV's mission is to promote standards of excellence while providing imaginative and flexible educational programming to meet the changing needs of our diverse San Francisco community. We serve cable subscribers, residents of the city of San Francisco who view and are thus affected directly or indirectly by EATV's programming, and the San Francisco Community College and San Francisco Unified School District students, faculty, families, staff, administrators, and respective Boards.

Additionally, EATV's vision is to provide the highest value in educational access programming and related services to cable subscribers in the City of San Francisco. EATV serves a larger educational mission for San Francisco by providing information about community resources; by being an outlet for student video, film and multimedia productions; and by offering access to information and education to those who are physically challenged or housebound.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

As a result of involvement in EATV-Ch 27 & 75, student interns will be able to:

  • Demonstrate, and refine hands-on professional career skills needed for employment in the entertainment, media and communications industry.

As a result of the services EATV-Ch 27 & 75, San Francisco Unified and City College constituents, and cable subscribers and residents will be able to:

  • Develop basic skills and English as a Second Language by viewing cablecast and webcast educational programs
  • Benefit from increased access to classes for credit, college events, educational programs and professional development
  • Learn more about City College of San Francisco instructional programs and services

ASSESSMENT

EATV-Ch27 & 75 is on a regular cycle of review.  Currently at step 5, the first cycle has been assessed and the Loop is closed.  Assessment is ongoing and the next assessment stage will take place in Spring ’14.  See details below, with links to outcomes and timeline for advancing to next stage of assessment.

During the Spring semester 2013 Broadcast Electronic Media Art (BEMA) students were surveyed about EATV staff and professional career skills modeled there.  98% of the 65 respondents reported that they saw good examples of professionalism in the staff of BEMA. This supports the outcome; Demonstrate, and refine hands-on professional career skills needed for employment in the entertainment, media and communications industry.

For complete details of the survey please see the report in the binder stored in the department.

Future plans for assessment include surveying ESL faculty and assessing if there is sufficient knowledge of EATV Ch27 &75 and examples of collaboration between ESL and Ch27 &75.