Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit

Michael Bruno addresses the attendees of the 2019 Poster Exhibit


On April 5, 2019, the Campus Center Executive Dining Room was abuzz with excitement when the Assessment Office of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) hosted the 2019 Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. The exhibit featured 17 posters prepared by UH Mānoa faculty and staff who presented program assessment for the purpose of improving student learning.
With a total of 104 participants attending the event, this might just be the biggest poster exhibit event the Assessment Office has organized so far. Attendees came to talk story with the presenters, learn more about their departments’ assessment processes, and enjoyed the yummy refreshment. Provost Michael S. Bruno gave a welcoming remark, acknowledging the importance of such events in the university’s overall goal of improving student outcomes. Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Laura Lyons hosted the poster awards ceremony.

Congratulations to all the winners:

The event evaluation results suggest that the exhibit was successful, with an overwhelming majority of respondents (96%) reporting that the event had achieved the intended learning outcomes. One respondent commended the event as a “great interdisciplinary initiative giving us the arena to share our struggles”. Overall, the event was a great success, and the Assessment Office would like to thank everyone involved for being part of our event this year. All poster PDFs are now available here. See you again next year!


The Mānoa Assessment Office (AO) seeks to improve student learning through academic program assessment. At Mānoa, assessment is faculty-driven and faculty-supervised. The AO hosts poster exhibits for faculty to share successful assessment strategies, gather ideas for curricular and co-curricular assessment, and network with others. Faculty and staff interested in program learning assessment are encouraged to attend!

The Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit features

  • Tools and techniques for program learning assessment
  • Various ways to engage faculty
  • How to use assessment for improvement


Creating an Effective Poster

For tips and tools for designing an engaging poster, please review our Best Strategies to Create Effective Posters.

Creating Timelines

We have created a tutorial for creating timelines using here.

Poster Templates

We strongly encourage using one of our poster templates. Feel free to download and modify them to fit your poster's needs.

Template ATemplate A Download

Template BTemplate B Download

Template CTemplate C Download

Template DTemplate D Download

Template E Template E Download Template F Template F Download

Printing Options

UHM Marketing and Publication Services
~$83 for 40" x 60" ($5.00 per square foot) plus a $15 setup fee. You can choose either matte or gloss paper. The standard turnaround time is 2-3 business days, however, pending on their production service, they might be able to print within 1 business day. Please save your file as a PDF with the correct size needed for printing. Contact Chanel Meadows at or 956-4969.

Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC)
$75 for 40” x 54”. Lamination for an additional $40. Email them at Fill a request at Be sure to put your departmental address if you want the department to pay for it.

CTAHR poster printing service
The cost is $10/foot. A 52"x38" poster is $43.33. The instructions and reservation information can be found here: Since our poster exhibit and CTAHR’s student poster symposium take place around the same time, please make the printing appointment early, or they may be unable to accommodate your request.

$129.99 for 36” x 48”. This is a smaller size than our templates (38" x 52"). See price updates at

Free option.
You may print your poster in sections on letter-sized papers and paste all the pieces back into a coherent one-piece poster (similar to a puzzle). Although results may not be as nice as other for-fee printing options, it is FREE!


  1. Save your completed poster as an Adobe PDF document.
  2. Open the PDF document.
  3. Go to File > Print (or ctrl+p)
  4. Under > Paper Sizing > Handling, select > 'Poster'.
  5. Leave the Tile Scale at 100% and Overlap at 0.005 in.
  6. Check ‘Cut Marks’. Do NOT check ‘Tile only Large Pages’, and ‘Labels’.
  7. Print the document and assemble.

Professional consultation is available to help you create the poster. For more information, contact Yao Hill at or (808) 956-4283.

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updated on 5/1/2019

View posters from each exhibit:

For more information about the poster exhibit, contact Yao Hill at or (808) 956-4283.