Fall 2009 Semester Assessment Report Form due april 30, 2009 Directions



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Fall 2009 Semester Assessment Report Form

DUE April 30, 2009
Directions: Please complete a form for each of the programs within your department. This form was designed to provide a format for assessment reporting and should not be used to limit the amount of information provided. Each box that is attached to each of the sections is designed to adjust to varying lengths. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Bea Babbitt at x51506 or via email at: bea.babbitt@unlv.edu.

1. Program Information:



Program

Creative Writing MFA

Department

English

College

Liberal Arts

Program Assessment Coordinator

Dr. Donald Revell

Semester Data Collected

Fall 2009

Report Submitted by

Dr. Donald Revell

Phone/email

895-3471/Donald.Revell@unlv.edu

Date Submitted

April 30, 2010

2. According to the Assessment Plan for this program, what were the planned assessments to be conducted during the Fall 2009 Academic Semester? You may want to copy and paste from this program’s assessment plan.




Which outcomes for this program were measured?

Those of all students progressing towards an MFA degree



How did you measure the outcomes?

Outcomes were measured according to a) completion of the degree and/or b) satisfactory progress towards completion of the degree and c) professional development



What results did you expect? If the students performed well what would their performance look like, i.e. percentages, means, or comparisons to a national standard?

The results expected were a) timely completion of the MFA or b) successful completion of required coursework and c) professional activity (publication, conference presentations, public performances).



__27__outcomes out of a total of _27___ outcomes evaluated this semester.









3. Results, conclusions, and discoveries. What are the results of the planned assessments listed above? What conclusions or discoveries were made from these results? Describe below or attach to the form.


Results, conclusions, and discoveries




  1. Graduated students, December 2009

    1. Karin Millhouse, poetry

    2. Mani Rao, poetry

    3. Justin Burnside, poetry




  1. Students expected to graduate, May 2010

    1. Sam Harr, fiction

    2. Matthew Swetnam, fiction

    3. Sean Tribe, poetry

    4. Jesse Peterson, poetry




  1. Students expected to graduate, summer 2010

    1. Leah Bailey, fiction

    2. Monica Zarazua, fiction




  1. Publications, Awards, Honors, Productions and Performances: All Enrolled and Recently-Graduated Students, September 2009-April 2010:




    1. LEAH BAILEY

Awards

Alberta Arts Graduate Scholarship.

James Adams Scholarship.

BMI Travel Grant.

International Programs Scholarship.

GPSA Research Grant.

Canada Council for the Arts Grant.
Publications

“Restless City; Chapter Four”, Stephens Press.

“Stampede Queen,” PANK Magazine.

“Countdown to Freetown,” Parlour Magazine.


Presentations

“Restless City,” Vegas Valley Book Festival.

Productions

“Some Reckless Love”

Vancouver Fringe Festival.

Whistler Blank Slate Festival.

Gabriola Island.


    1. JAMES JOSEPH BROWN

Award

BMI Fellowship for research/study in Lithuania

Publications

“Anger Management,” Red Rock Review

“Diary of a Mad Croupier,” The Whistling Fire


    1. JUSTIN BURNSIDE

Publications

“Poem” in Alice Blue Review

“Poem” in Interim

Presentations

“From Seedling to the Present,” Hawaii Int’l Conference on the Arts and Humanities.

“The Casaloma,” Far West Popular Culture Association Conference.




    1. SAM HARR

Presentations

“Peasants under Glass,” Southwest Texas Popular Culture Conference.

“Complicity,” Far West Popular Culture Conference.


    1. EUNAI JOH

Presentations

“Fractured Audiences: The Case of South Korea,” Far West Popular Culture Conference.

AWP Pedagogy Forum.


    1. MICHAEL KROESCHE

Publications

“Poem,” Chiron Review

Presentations

“Estranged Murderers,” Far West Popular Culture Conference.

“Punk Rock Poetry,” Far West Popular Culture Conference.


    1. KATHRYN KRUSE

Presentation

AWP Pedagagoy Forum

Publication

“Playshop,” The Best of the AWP Pedagogy Papers.




    1. KARIN MILLHOUSE

Publications

“Three Poems,” Brooklyn Review.




    1. JESSE PETERSON

Award

James F. Adams Scholarship

Presentation

“Engaging the Ear,” AWP Pedagogy Forum.




    1. MANI RAO

Publications

“Ghostmasters” (a book of poems), Chameleon Press.

“Caterpillar to Butterfly” (essay), Thoreau Society Bulletin.

“Automatic Writing” (essay), Fulcrum

“Repetitiveness in Gita Translations” (essay), eXchanges.

“Questionsof Travel” (essay), 91st Meridian.

“Niedeck Condens” (poem), Interim

“Geocity” (poem), Holly Rose Review.

“Father’s Day” (poem), Cordite.

“Two poems”, Caravan Magazine.

“Eighteen poems,” Almost Island Monsoon.

“Four Poems,” Softblow.

“Two Poems,” Poems of the American West.

“Two Poems,” Literary Review.




    1. CHRISTOPHER SEELIE

Presentations

AWP Pedagogy Forum.

“Zombie Killer to Zombie Warrior,” Far West Popular Culture Conference.

Publication

“Playshop,” The Best of the AWP Pedagogy Papers.


    1. MATTHEW SWETNAM

Publication

“Short Story” in Diagram.




    1. ANDREW WESSELS

Publication

“13 YOUNGER CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETS,” Proem

Press.


    1. VERONICA VILLALOBOS

Presentation

“Japanese Ghost Stories,” Far West Popular Culture Conference.




    1. MONICA ZARAZUA

Publication

“The Turn” (fiction), The Collagist.


e) All students not mentioned above have made satisfactory and timely progress in their coursework relevant to the completion of their degrees.


4. Use of Results. What program changes are indicated? How will they be implemented? If none, describe why changes were not needed.




Results indicate that the program continues to work well, both in its requirements and flexibility. Therefore, no changes seem to be needed at this time.



5. Dissemination of results, conclusions, and discoveries. How and with whom were the results shared?




These results are shared via this report directly with the addressed authority as well as with the department’s Chair and its Director of Graduate Studies.


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