Advanced Degree Institutional Learning Objectives (ILO)

Advanced Degree Institutional Learning Objectives (ILO) Version 8

Everyone associated with the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa should understand that it is a Hawaiian Place of Learning.  Institutional learning objectives (ILOs) encompass the University of Hawaii at Mānoa graduate experience as a whole, academic and co-curricular. It is through the combined effort of faculty, staff, students, and administrators that students achieve the ILOs. ILOs are a way to envision what graduate programs want students to know, do, and value by the time they graduate. They provide a means to promote the education that underlies an advanced degree and our desire for student success in their graduate experience.


Knowledge and Understanding

1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in one or more general subject areas related to, but not confined to, a specific area of interest.
2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study.

Intellectual and Applied Skills

3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study.
4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.

Communication Skills

5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience.

Professional Responsibility

6. Conduct research or projects as a responsible and ethical professional, including consideration of and respect for other cultural perspectives.
7. Interact professionally with others.

 

Potential Indicators of Learning Outcomes(i.e., may be used in assessment and evaluation)
Learning OutcomePotential Indicator/Evidence
1. Comprehensive knowledge
  • comprehensive exam
  • gallery exhibit
  • oral defense
  • portfolio or collection of performances
  • written review of the literature
2. Understanding of research methodology
  • written projects
  • oral presentations
  • online communications
  • television and film productions
  • photo, image, picture projects
  • recitals and performances
3. Research methodology and/scholarly inquiry techniques
  • original research project
  • written and oral critiques of journal articles (e.g., journal clubs)
  • research or grant proposal
4. Critically analyze and synthesize information and data
  • written review of the literature
  • written analysis and discussion of data
  • policy paper
5. Communicate appropriately
  • written projects
  • oral presentations
  • online communications
  • television and film productions
  • photo, image, picture projects
  • recitals and performances
6. Responsible, ethical, professional conduct of research
  • observation of students’ adherence to timelines, ability to set appropriate priorities, ability to follow through on commitments
  • written description of ethical considerations in students' research, approval of students’ proposals to conduct research
  • critique of research designs’ adherence to ethical principles
  • appropriate conclusions drawn from data; appropriate use of data and treatment of participants
  • written policy of and application of the ethical responsibilities of authors, including issues concerning ghost authorship, collaborative research, and conflicts of interest
  • completion of formal training in responsible conduct of research (e.g., CITI or related training)
  • observation of students’ sensitivity to cultural values (such as kuleana and aloha).
7. Interact professionally
  • observation of student performance during conference/poster presentation Q&A
  • supervisor/director evaluation of professional performance
  • evaluation of students’ cultural competence during professional interactions
  • observation of students’ sensitivity to cultural values (such as kuleana and aloha).