Fashion Design
Certificate -- Credit
Stage 4
Wendy L. Miller

Assessment Activities

Assessment Methods
  • Quizzes, exams, or homework items linked to specific learning outcomes
  • Assignments based on rubrics (such as essays, projects, and performances)
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
  • Student self-assessments ( such as reflective journals and surveys), discussions among design faculty
Assessment DescriptionDesign teachers held several meetings to discuss how to restructure the certificates, course content and course SLOs. We wanted to assure that students were learning what they needed for employment in the industry, and remove barriers to completion. We focused on the 15 series, which teaches apparel construction techniques. On 1/21/13 we met again to finalize how to redistribute the materials between the 3 classes, and what content should be moved to electives.
Learning Outcomes1. Be prepared for entry level employment in the fashion industry, create an entrepreneurial fashion business, or be successful in the next level of fashion coursework, should they choose to continue.

4. Execute the technical skills of pattern and garment development.

5. Identify and properly utilize the appropriate raw materials for their fashion products.
Number of Courses3
Number of Students100
Data SummaryWe plan to summarize data later during the Spring 2013 semester

Data Analysis

Data Shared With

Faculty and staff in my same department

Data Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
Next Steps Planned1. Re-write all classes in apparel construction series -- completed Jan 2013

2. Re-write all classes in pattern drafting series -- by March 2013

3. Create a series of new certificates that are more job-category specific, and more achievable. Our current certificate is very broad. We plan to break it up into smaller chunks, for example "Pattern Develpment"
Learning Outcomes1. Be prepared for entry level employment in the fashion industry, create an entrepreneurial fashion business, or be successful in the next level of fashion coursework, should they choose to continue.

4. Execute the technical skills of pattern and garment development.

5. Identify and properly utilize the appropriate raw materials for their fashion products.

Other Activities

DetailsWe created the program level SLOs for the Fashion Design Major and Certificates (they are identical), and mapped them to our required courses.
Learning Outcomes1. Be prepared for entry level employment in the fashion industry, create an entrepreneurial fashion business, or be successful in the next level of fashion coursework, should they choose to continue.

4. Execute the technical skills of pattern and garment development.

5. Identify and properly utilize the appropriate raw materials for their fashion products.

Styling
Certificate -- Credit
Stage 2
Arcadia Maximo

Assessment Activities

Assessment Methods

Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work

Assessment DescriptionStudents are given a final project in which they must put into practice the skills they have acquire throughout the semester.
Learning OutcomesALL
Number of Courses2
Number of Students75
Data SummaryWe plan to continously look at how we can make improvements to this certificate.

Fashion Design
Major
Stage 4
Wendy L. Miller

Assessment Activities

Assessment Methods
  • Quizzes, exams, or homework items linked to specific learning outcomes
  • Assignments based on rubrics (such as essays, projects, and performances)
  • Direct observation of performances, practical exams, group work
  • Student self-assessments ( such as reflective journals and surveys), discussions among design faculty
Assessment DescriptionDesign teachers held several meetings to discuss how to restructure the certificates, course content and course SLOs. We wanted to assure that students were learning what they needed for employment in the industry, and remove barriers to completion. We focused on the 15 series, which teaches apparel construction techniques. On 1/21/13 we met again to finalize how to redistribute the materials between the 3 classes, and what content should be moved to electives.
Learning Outcomes1. Be prepared for entry level employment in the fashion industry, create an entrepreneurial fashion business, or be successful in the next level of fashion coursework, should they choose to continue.

4. Execute the technical skills of pattern and garment development.

5. Identify and properly utilize the appropriate raw materials for their fashion products.
Number of Courses3
Number of Students100
Data SummaryWe plan to summarize data later during the Spring 2013 semester

Data Analysis

Data Shared With

Faculty and staff in my same department

Data Sharing Methods
  • Face-to-face meetings
  • Email
Next Steps Planned1. Re-write all classes in apparel construction series -- completed Jan 2013

2. Re-write all classes in pattern drafting series -- by March 2013

3. Create a series of new certificates that are more job-category specific, and more achievable. Our current certificate is very broad. We plan to break it up into smaller chunks, for example "Pattern Develpment"
Learning Outcomes1. Be prepared for entry level employment in the fashion industry, create an entrepreneurial fashion business, or be successful in the next level of fashion coursework, should they choose to continue.

4. Execute the technical skills of pattern and garment development.

5. Identify and properly utilize the appropriate raw materials for their fashion products.

Other Activities

DetailsWe created the program level SLOs for the Fashion Design Major and Certificates (they are identical), and mapped them to our required courses.
Learning Outcomes1. Be prepared for entry level employment in the fashion industry, create an entrepreneurial fashion business, or be successful in the next level of fashion coursework, should they choose to continue.

4. Execute the technical skills of pattern and garment development.

5. Identify and properly utilize the appropriate raw materials for their fashion products.

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