2014 Spring Graphic Design Student SLO Assessment Survey

2014 Spring Graphic Design Student SLO Assessment Survey

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
Projects that are great pieces for our portfolio and teachers that are willing to help out and get
your questions answered.
I feel I know enough to start my career but at the same time there is so much more to learn. All
of my professors were available whenever I needed anything.
The interactions and collaborations between other students.
The ability to express myself creatively, completing real world projects, working on client based
projects, working one on one with teachers and students.
I really liked being in the program the instructors where very helpful as well as the other
students
I really enjoyed the professors. I was not here for long, but the professor made my experience a
great one.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
6

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
More drawing/art courses.
This semester the classes were too spread out. I only needed 3 graphics classes. I couldn't get
my advertising and portfolio classes close to one another. There is a 3 hr gap between them.
Even the professors complained about that. They should be closer so students don't have to
stay on campus all day. It makes it hard to work when I'm on campus all day.
Maybe more real world projects.
Nothing
I think if the materials that are in the production center where closer to the creative center it
would be more inviting to be in and use
More in depth Typography work, a printing class to help better understand how printers work
and function, and keep pushing students to do their best and keep improving.
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Total Responses

Value
6

3. As a result of this program:
Question
I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

3

1

6

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
Just knowing how to explain yourself in terms that the audience would know.
We learned how to present our work in small groups and in front of classmates.
I have built a better communication skill being here in this program and interacting with fellow
students
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Total Responses

Value
3

5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

5

0

6

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
when building a website we use a lot of math, you wouldn't think you would but it is all over it.
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Total Responses

Value
1

7. As a result of this program:
Question
I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

3

0

5

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
Knowing this helps you better communicate you ideas to others without offending them
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

3

2

6

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
Sometimes i noticed that it isn't always best to just follow the written instructions.
You use a lot of critical thinking in design
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Total Responses

Value
2

11. As a result of this program:
Question
I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

1

4

6

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
The whole program was Mac machine heavy and I do not have a personal one so it was very
nice to learn the different softwares in both Mac and PC.
This program relies heavily on technology and how to work several different programs. All of the
classes that I took taught me the proper skills that I need to make different pieces using the
different programs.
I am well advanced in this field and was able to help others that needed extra help
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
3

13. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

1

4

6

I have
learned to
value
myself and
work
ethically
with others
in a diverse
population.

14. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about valuing yourself and working ethically with others in a
diverse population.
Text Response
Western if filled with diversity and being in the environment with others is a learning experience
of its own.
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Total Responses

Value
1

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
15. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

1

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

1

1

3

6

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
I know that any decisions I make can effect others around me. I was able to be part of the
advisory board where I was able to comment about what I thought would be good for future
students.
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Total Responses

Value
1

17. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
apply the
principles of
design to
develop
strategic
marketing and
communication
products and
services.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

0

5

6

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Learned a lot about target marketing.
In Graphic Design and Marketing we learned how to re-design a product and make it our own.
In Comprehensive Design and Troubleshooting we also designed a product and made it into a
suite. This helped me learn more about how products would be viewed on shelves and how
different target markets would view these products.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
2

19. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

1

4

6

demonstrate
proficiency
in the use of
design
software,
tools and
technology.

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Throughout the course of the two years, I noticed that I became more and more proficient.
All of the classes helped me learn the different software that is needed in this program.
I learned a lot about the software that we use for design.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
3

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
21. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

1

implement
creative
solutions
from
concept
through
completion
using a
formal
process.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

1

4

6

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
There are different ways to solve a problem.
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
1

23. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

0

3

2

6

apply
effective
legal and
ethical
business
practices
and project
management
skills.

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
I'm always very conscientious about what is free for use and whats not.
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Total Responses

Value
1

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
25. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question

1

communicate
artwork
rationale in
formal and
informal
settings.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

0

2

3

6

26. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Statistic
Total Responses

Value
0

27. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
collaborate
with
clients/industry.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

1

0

1

2

2

6

28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Many instances where I had to contact different agencies for more info.
In Advertising class, we have the option to work with a client for a service learning project. This
helped me understand how to work with a client and make sure that I was effectively
communicating with them on a timely basis to complete my project.
I work with the design squad and was able to work with real clients along with my service
learning project
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Total Responses

Value
3

Graphic Design Spring 2014 Student SLO Report
29. CONCLUSION - Please use this space to share any other
feedback, comments, or suggestions about your experience
at Western Technical College.
Text Response
Overall, great. very manageable class sizes. I did not feel I missed out by going to a tech rather
than a university.
I am very happy that I decided to go to Western Technical College. Not only is it close to my
hometown, it is a great school with an awesome graphic design program. The teachers are so
nice and helpful. I have learned so much that I will take with me as I look for employment after
graduation. The small class sizes are also a plus. It really helps to talk to other students and get
feedback on projects and with larger classes this would be difficult to do. I am very pleased with
my experience at Western. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is
interested in creativity and the design world.
I will miss coming to class at western when I graduate, I won't miss the drive though, I was in
the car for 3 hours a day to get to and from classes.
It was a great experience. I would recommend it to anybody who wants to get a solid foundation
in Graphic Design before going on to pursue a Bachelors and beyond.
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Total Responses

Value
4