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Alexandra Knox
Form Start Date
May 9, 2019
Form Type
Proposal For A New Undergraduate Course (C)
Form ID
Form Submitted Date
Aug 21, 2019

Form Steps:

Submitted on:
Aug 21, 2019
Course prefix and number:
ARTS 420
Course title:
Exploring Action: Performance Art
College of:
Humanities & Fine Arts
Department of:
Visual Arts
Date change is to be effective:
Spring 2020
Semester(s) offered:

Submitted on:
Aug 21, 2019
The following apply:
Required for a Major: No
Required for a Minor: No
Required for a Certificate: No
Cognate: No
Elective: Yes
Is this course repeatable for credit?
Are there any course equivalencies?
Is this course to be listed for Pass/Fail Grading?
ARTS 298 or permission of instructor
Number of Credits:
Catalog description, in the present tense:
ARTS 420 Exploring Action: Performance Art (3 credits) (Prereq: ARTS 298 or permission of the instructor) This course explores contemporary art through action and the utilization of the body as a material, through both individual and collaborative assignments. This course is experimental in nature, and is open to a wide range of possibilities and interpretations of what is, or could be “performance art”. The course also incorporates various literature, media and class discussions that assist the student in understanding performance art from a historical and contemporary perspective. S.
Course Restrictions:
Proposed Syllabus:
Proposed Instructor/title:
Alexandra Knox/Assistant Professor
Alternate Instructor/title:
Logan Woodle/Assistant Professor
Are there other departments/schools with expertise in the areas covered by this course?
Estimated enrollment:
Prior enrollment in course:
Method of Delivery:

Submitted on:
May 15, 2019
Is this course to be considered for the CORE?

Submitted on:
May 15, 2019
Is this course to be considered for the QEP?

Submitted on:
May 21, 2019
What research has led to this request?
Over the past 2 years, I have implemented performance art assignments into the sculpture curriculum, as well as taught an ARTS 499 Performance Art class in the Spring of 2018. Since this medium has been introduced to the department, many students have flourished in terms of conceptual thought and skill. Performance Art is a contemporary medium within the visual arts; in order to prepare our students for the professional art world and to provide them with a holistic experience, it is imperative for them to have access to such a course. Additionally, there has been no other course within the college that offers such content and practice.
What impact will this request have on existing academic programs?
This course has the ability to reinforce other programs and areas of study. For example, a portion of this class is dedicated to shooting and editing video, which complements the Digital Culture and Design program. Students will take advantage of the AV equipment provided by the college, as well as utilizing computer labs to learn video editing software. Because the request for the enrollment of this course is below 10 students, it should not negatively impact the enrollment in other upper-level courses.
What financial costs are associated with this request?
Lab Fees of $50 to offset costs of consumables are associated with this course. While there are physical spaces that can host the course, the department is currently working on an appropriate space that includes lighting and allows for proper documentation.Additionally, tech requests are being used to accommodate the costs associated with computers, video editing software and lighting rigs.
If NO change in cost is anticipated, how is this possible?
Additional Information

Submitted on:
Aug 01, 2019
Assessment Addendum:
no attachment
Assessment prepared by:
Alexandra Knox

On-going & Reallocated: New:
Full-time faculty:
Part-time faculty:
Lab Resources:
$ $
Library Resources:
$ $
$ $
$ $
Contract Services:
$ $
Goods & Services:
$ $
$ $

Are any of the new resources needed for Accreditation purposes? No

Submitted on:
May 21, 2019
Is this course part of the academic program assessment?

Position Status Date Note
Department Chair (1) denied Aug 1, 2019 add "1" under the section "on-going& Reallocated/ full-time faculty"
Department Chair (1) approved Aug 12, 2019
College Curriculum Chair (2) denied Aug 21, 2019 This course is approved pending the following changes (and re-submission): 1) Revise instructors section to remove "of Art" and s ... more
Department Chair (1) approved Aug 21, 2019
College Curriculum Chair (2) approved Aug 22, 2019
College Dean (3) approved Aug 22, 2019
Academic Affairs Chair (6) approved Sep 14, 2019 approved
Faculty Senate Chair (7) approved Oct 4, 2019

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