Unit: Music
Program: Music (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Fri Oct 03, 2014 - 12:55:41 pm

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

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research, scholarly reading comprehension and writing techniques.

2. Produce original scholarship (including research and music) at advanced levels.

3. Gain the skills, knowledge, and training necessary for professional teaching at the university level. 

4. Express advanced ideas in respective areas of music history, literature, theory, and education.

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

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/about/about.htm#SLO
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
Other: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/assessment/archive/pdf/2005/2005Music.pdf

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.


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.)

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.

The SLOs in the PhD degree are designed to assess a student's potential for success in the field of professional music. Students are assessed through written and oral examinations and assignments, public performances, and juried performances. Results are used to assess both student and department (program) success. 

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.

Students are assessed regularly by their mentor/research director. They are assessed primarily on their ability to express and produce advanced levels of reative thought and research in their area.

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

Every graduate student submits work for evaluation and all graduate faculty associated with those students assess their work.

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)

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)

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

PhD candidates are proving to be successful in the field.

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

Job rate and employability are important factors to any program. PhD student success in the field helps to inform us of our competitiveness in the field and helps us to understand how well we are preparing our students for the profession.

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.


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.