2015 Spring Graphic Design Student SLO Assessment Survey

2015 Spring Graphic Design Student SLO Assessment Survey

Student Learning Outcome Assessment
Graphic Design
Spring 2015

Published: 04/29/2015

Table of Contents

Overall Experience…………………………………………………………........1
Instructions Provided:
“Use this section to identify things you liked, things you would change, and to
communicate any other comments about your overall experience in the
program. If you have feedback about the instruction or anything else related to
the overall program, please address that in one of these questions.”

Core Abilities……………………………………………………………………...2
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the college core abilities. The core abilities are overall
skills that all graduates should acquire during their experience at Western. Focus
on yourself in this section.”

Program Outcomes………………………………………………………………5
Instructions Provided:
“This section addresses the specific outcomes for your program. Please focus on
yourself in this section.”

Conclusion………………………………………………………………………..8
Instructions Provided:
“Please use this space to share any other feedback, comments, or suggestions
about your experience at Western Technical College.”

OVERALL EXPERIENCE
1. What did you like about this program?
Text Response
The teachers are all about their students. They try the best of their ability to make sure each
one succeeds.
I loved the instructors! Every instructor I have had in the program is knowledge, helpful, and
encouraging.
I loved the instructors and the hands on work we did in lab. The availability of the different
equipment we use such as die cutters, paper shear (the industrial ones) and the creative center
and production center all were critical in succeeding in our program.
I liked all of my teachers. They were helpful and personable. All of the projects were relevant
and interesting.
Teacher were fun and I learned a lot.
Everything
I loved the classes because they were fun and we focused on projects more than tests. The
instructors were really good at helping out and explaining one-on-one. Instead of memorizing
things for tests, we just had to keep practicing and ask our peers to help us out, and there was
never really a dull moment.
- every teacher had some experience in the graphic design field - there was either a small or
large lesson to learn from every project done - each student gave good feedback when needed
- the working ability around the school was very helpful (quite areas, library hours are
reasonable, teachers will stay after to help you...etc)
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Value
8

2. What would you change about this program?
Text Response
It's hard because there is an allotted amount of time to finish and sometimes it just isn't quite
enough time.
I would have a Web III class for those students interested in it.
Expand the computer lab, add a second xerox printer. Make wacom tablets available to check
out overnight, add to/improve the photography studio area.
Add a JavaScript course as an elective possibly.
nothing
Nothing
Absolutely nothing!
I believe each program should take a few trips throughout the two years you are a student. I
wish I would have been helped looking around LaCrosse/Wisconsin for jobs in this field rather
doing it all on my own...
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May 18, 2015

Value
8

1

CORE ABILITIES
3. As a result of this program:
Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Question

0

0

2

6

8

I have learned
effective
communication
skills.

4. Provide any comments you have on effective
communication skills you learned.
Text Response
I al;ready had a very good foundation of communication skills. I simply expanded on them
during school.
We had a lot of practice presenting our work and explaining our reasoning for why we did
certain things within our projects.
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Value
2

5. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

2

3

3

8

I am able to
apply
mathematical
concepts.

6. Provide any comments you have on mathematical
concepts you learned.
Text Response
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May 18, 2015

Value
0

2

7. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

I learned
how to
transfer
social and
natural
science
theories into
practical
applications.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

3

3

2

8

8. Provide any comments you have on transferring social
and natural science theories into practical applications.
Text Response
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Value
0

9. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

I learned
critical
thinking
skills.

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

2

6

8

10. Provide any comments you have on critical thinking
skills you learned.
Text Response
We learned how to solve design problems and how to handle problems that arise when working
with different clients.
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May 18, 2015

Value
1

3

11. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

0

I have
learned to
use
technology
effectively.

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

8

8

12. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about using technology effectively.
Text Response
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Value
0

13. As a result of this program:
Question

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

7

8

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
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May 18, 2015

Value
0

4

15. As a result of this program:
Question
I am able to
make
decisions
that
incorporate
the
importance
of
sustainability.

0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

Strongly
Disagree

2

2

4

8

16. Provide any comments you have on what you learned
about incorporating the importance of sustainability in
decisions you make.
Text Response
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Value
0

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
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

0

0

0

1

7

8

18. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response

May 18, 2015

5

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Value
0

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

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

0

1

7

8

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

20. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
Maybe show a little more effects in Photoshop. All we really went through was masking, I have
been looking up tutorials on YouTube and there are a million things you can do in Photoshop.
Maybe teach some more.
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Value
1

21. As a result of this program, I learned to:
Question
implement
creative
solutions
from
concept
through
completion
using a
formal
process.

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

1

1

6

8

22. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response

May 18, 2015

6

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Total Responses

Value
0

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

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

3

1

4

8

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

24. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
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Value
0

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

Strongly
Disagree

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

0

1

1

6

8

communicate
artwork
rationale in
formal and
informal
settings.

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

May 18, 2015

Value
0

7

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

Strongly
Disagree
0

Disagree

Neither
Agree nor
Disagree

Agree

Strongly
Agree

Total
Responses

0

1

2

5

8

28. Provide any comments you have about learning this
program outcome.
Text Response
This result shows big in Web Design Class when creating a final website off of a clients needs,
in Advertising Class for the Service Learning Project, and a little in Comprehensive Design &
Troubleshooting where we decide to make up or work with a client for a brand presentation.
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Value
1

CONCLUSION
29. Please use this space to share any other feedback,
comments, or suggestions about your experience at Western
Technical College.
Text Response
I feel I learned enough graphic design to help me in the real world and I generally feel safe here
at school. Suggestions: -Add a JavaScript course -Maybe an additional security guard walking
around during the night hours?
Thanks you
I picked the right major and thank you for everyone who helped me through the best 2 years!
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May 18, 2015

Value
3

8