Unit: Mathematics
Program: Mathematics (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Wed Oct 08, 2014 - 10:45:40 am

1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.

Graduate students in the UHM mathematics program should learn the fundamental results and methods of modern algebra, real and complex analysis.  They should learn mathematics from a variety of fields.  Most importantly, they should learn to think, do research, and write mathematics independently. 

The graduate mathematics core for the masters degree is reflected in the contents of Math 611-612 (abstract algebra) , Math 631 (real analysis) and Math 644 (complex analysis).  Doctoral candidates are also responsible for Math 632 (real analysis 2).  The topics in the core are the subject of the algebra and analysis comprehensive exams for PhD students.

The breadth requirement is reflected in the requirement of additional courses.  Each student's graduate adviser ensures that a variety of appropriate topics are studied.

The student is expected to master an area of specialization.  Research in this special area forms the topic for the master's paper or doctoral dissertation.  For PhD candidates, there is also a specialty exam in the chosen area. 

 

2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://math.hawaii.edu/wordpress/requirements-for-the-ma-in-mathematics/
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:
Other:
Other:

3) Select one option:

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2014:

4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.

0%
1-50%
51-80%
81-99%
100%

5) Did your program engage in any program assessment activities between June 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014? (e.g., establishing/revising outcomes, aligning the curriculum to outcomes, collecting evidence, interpreting evidence, using results, revising the assessment plan, creating surveys or tests, etc.)

Yes
No (skip to question 14)

6) For the period between June 1, 2013 and September 30, 2014: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

None.

7) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #6.

None.

8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

None.

9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
Dean/Director
Other:

10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)
Other:

11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.

None.

12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

None.

13) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries?
This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

None.

14) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please explain.
Or, if the program did engage in assessment activities, please add any other important information here.

None.