Are we, at UH West Oahu, meeting our Critical Thinking benchmark?

Are we, at UH West Oahu, meeting our Critical Thinking benchmark?
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At UH West Oahu, there are five Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) including (1) Effective Communication; (2) Cultural Awareness; (3) Critical Thinking; (4) Disciplinary Knowledge; and (5) Community Engagement. This project will focus on ILO3: Critical Thinking. Our research question is: Can UHWO students demonstrate critical thinking skills by applying information to make well-reasoned arguments or solve a problem upon graduation? The method we are using is to: Evaluate students critical thinking skills, using the Critical Thinking Rubric (developed by Michiko Joseph and Lisa Spencer), through their capstone research projects at UH West Oahu. We will collect artifacts from faculty across various divisions that list critical thinking as a learning outcome for their capstone courses. Our benchmark is: 85% of students submitting capstone research projects will score a 2.5 or higher. By Michiko Joseph & Lisa Spencer

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Recommended Citation:
Joseph, M. & Spencer, L. (2024, April 1-5). Are we, at UH West Oahu, meeting our critical thinking benchmark? [Poster presentation]. Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit, Assessment and Curriculum Support Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI, USA.