Student Achievement Assessment Committee
• Refined understanding of historical and analytical concepts
• Ability to discriminate aurally and from score identification a variety of musical styles and describe each in analytical language
• Grasp of basic research strategies
• Broad understanding of the motivations and purpose of the music-academic disciplines
• Knowledge of the professional musicologist’s professional obligations
• Appreciating the difference between an opinion and a scholarly argument
• Applying this understanding to an original research project such as the master’s thesis
• Refining writing and editorial skills
• Articulating ideas clearly in oral presentations
• Reading ability in one foreign language
• Progressive ability to think critically and undertake original research presentations
1. Learning (or Service) Outcomes assessed this year:
all of these outcomes are assessed continually in seminars, colloquia, comprehensive exams and on thesis committees. Each student is assessed individually depending on his/her particular strengths and weaknesses.
2. Assessment Methods and Procedures:
Assessment takes place in MUCT seminars, at oral examinations, in the process of writing the thesis, in the thesis defense and in MUCT colloquia. The number of majors that we have in this field is so small that we know our students extremely well and assessment takes place on a continual basis, primarily in one-on-one or small group situations.
3. Inferences from Assessments:
We continue to find that most of our students are improving and becoming increasingly independent.
4. Actions Taken/Program Improvements:
We continue to guide the students individually through seminars in order to instill high standards in preparation for the thesis and comprehensive exams.