Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic

By David Mills Chase, Jill Ferguson and J. Joseph Hoey IV.

Published by The Arts in Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

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Book: Electronic $US15.00
Book: Print $US40.00

Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic explores creativity and its assessment using easy-to-grasp concepts; concrete examples of arts education and assessment models and theories, including digital education models and e-portfolios; and case studies to form a blueprint that administrators, educators, practitioners, researchers, and students can use to assess endeavors in art, dance, design, and music, both on an individual basis and as a collective (course, cohort, department, program, etc.). While the book was written using examples from colleges and universities, its principles can easily be applied to the secondary arts education arena. Assessment in Creative Disciplines: Quantifying and Qualifying the Aesthetic’s website is www.assessmentincreativedisciplines.com.

Book: Electronic (PDF File; 11.825MB). Book: Print (Paperback). Published by The Arts in Society, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

David Mills Chase

Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA, USA

David Chase is the vice dean of academic affairs at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles, California. He was the senior associate director of institutional effectiveness at the University of the Pacific, where he also served as the assistant dean of the Conservatory of Music. Trained as a musician, he has brought the perspective of the artist to issues surrounding academic quality, accreditation, and learning assessment in his career in higher education administration.

Jill Ferguson

Independent Higher Education Consultant, Oakland, CA, USA

Jill L. Ferguson is an author, editor, painter, and business and higher education consultant (in the areas of accreditation, assessment, and general education). She taught at Notre Dame de Namur University (communication and business classes) and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (literature, writing, and oral communication) for more than a decade. She was also chief of staff at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

J. Joseph Hoey IV

Chief of Staff and Executive Vice President, Ashford University, San Diego, CA, USA

J. Joseph Hoey IV, Ed.D., spent two decades in the performing arts and has provided leadership for 23 years in accreditation, assessment, effectiveness, and planning. Institutions served include North Carolina State University, Georgia Tech, Savannah College of Art and Design, and Ashford University. His published works cover program review, assessment, college transfer, and building trust. He is currently VP of accreditation relations and policy at Bridgepoint Education.

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