Program: Meteorology (BS)
Date: Tue Sep 22, 2009 - 1:34:39 pm
1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).
1. Apply physical principles to explain thermal structure of the atmosphere.
2. Describe atmospheric circulations.
3. Develop and explain a forecast in the short to medium (time) range.
4. Know the design and use of instrumentation, computer software, and data interpretation methods in atmospheric studies.
5. Ba able to explain ideas and results through written, numerical, graphical, oral and computer-based forms of communication.
6. Be adaptable to new avenues of scientific inquiry which offer interdisciplinary and practical applications to commercial and public needs for atmospheric studies.
2) Where are your program's SLOs published?
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: NA
3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.
- File (03/16/2020)
4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)
5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied
The faculty have only recently agreed to implement the plan of using MET 412 and 416 as capstone courses. These courses address SLO's 2-5. The assessment process will involve a faculty committee aided by operational National Weather Service forecasters from the Honolulu Forecast Office ( in the HIG Building). The committee will attend and evaluate a complete weather briefing prepared and presented by each student. This exercise requires the student to incorporate the accumulated knowledge and skills developed through their coursework. The scope exceeds the actual workload of an operational forecaster. The briefing includes oral presentations, use of computer graphics, analysis of basic physics and the response to questions from other experts.
6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity
The goal is to assess overall integration of the preparatory coursework and application to a real world problem.. the daily forecast. A proper forecast briefing incorporates all aspects of the scientific method as well as communication skills.
7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered
Evidence will be written evaluations by the outside panel.
8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed
To be done in the future.
9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected
N/A to be done .