Unit: Life Sciences
Program: Microbiology (BA, BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 10, 2014 - 2:10:27 pm

1) Institutional Learning Objectives (ILOs) and Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

1. The basic principles of microbiology and how they relate to organismal biology as a whole.

(1a. General education, 1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history, 2b. Conduct research, 3c. Stewardship of the natural environment)

2. The tenets of microbiological disciplines such as diversity, ecology, physiology, genetics, virology, and immunology.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2b. Conduct research)

3. The ability to critically read and analyze literature in the field.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research, 2c. Communicate and report, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth)

4. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research, 2c. Communicate and report, 3b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture, 3c. Stewardship of the natural environment, 3d. Civic participation)

5. Development of problem-solving skills.

(2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research, 3b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture)

6. The ability to develop and test hypotheses in the process of discovery.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research)

7. The relationships between microbiology and society.

(1a. General education, 1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history, 3b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture, 3c. Stewardship of the natural environment, 3d. Civic participation)

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

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/microbiology/
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.

SKIP

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.

SKIP

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

SKIP

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

SKIP

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

SKIP

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

SKIP

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

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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.

SKIP

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.

You should increase the time-out/log-out due to inactivity for this system. Twice I've worked on it and had to leave, then I come back and press 'save' and it just logs me out, sending me back to the login page... So I lost everything. Yep, I could have pressed save earlier... but when you get a call, or called away, you know...

In short, now. We didn't assess. The program SLOs on the website are nothing like the ones in the report submitted last year, or this report. Our website was last updated in 2007. I believe our dean has provided money for an update, so we have provided a lot of material but still don't have the active site. The curriculum map submitted last year and this year is not a curriculum map. It's a lost of required and elective courses. The curriculum map is a work in progress. We have no rubric. Once we ge the SLOs sorted out we can develop a rubric. Our Cepartment Curriculm Committee will meet to develop new SLOs, then we can get on with a curriculum map. And a rubric.