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Spring 3-15-2019


This project examined the suitability of the Torrance Test of Creativity as a direct measure of determining growth in student creativity from matriculation to graduation among students enrolled in B.F.A. and B.A. programs across the areas of the Frostic School of Art (FSoA). Test takers were anonymous, representing an opportunity sample of incoming and outgoing student cohorts. This research project’s aim was to determine if creativity, as distinct from techniques and skills, increased between the first year and graduation among students in the FSoA.


Dr. William Charland, from the Gwen Frostic School of Art, shared this poster at the 2019 WMU Assessment in Action Conference on March 15. He was a recipient of one of the 2018-19 WMU Assessment Fellows Grants to conduct research on assessment of student learning outcomes.