Program: East Asian Lang & Lit: Chinese (MA)
Date: Thu Oct 09, 2014 - 3:51:55 pm
1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.
Chinese Langauge and Linguistics SLO:
[Knowledge Base of Language & Linguistics] SLO1 Demonstrate familiarity with general topics and concepts fundamental to the field of Chinese linguistics, including, historical linguistics, phonology, pedagogy, and syntax, and sociolinguistics. SLO2 Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of key issues and theoretical approaches in the area of their specialization
[Utilization of Research] SLO3 Review critically the purposes, approaches, designs, and analyses of published research in the field. SLO4 Conduct research (i.e., systematic and principled investigation) of the field and present the work orally and as a research paper.SLO5 Write a research abstract and submit it the (major) conferences in the filed
[Professionalism] SLO6 Communicate effectively and productively with a group of peers/ colleagues regarding research, teaching or other professional matters. SLO7 Design and teach Chinese language skill courses
Chinese Literature SLOs: In addition to the BA SLOs, recipients of the M.A. in Chinese literature should be able to: 1. Read with appropriate competency primary Chinese texts of all major periods and in all major linguistic forms (classical Chinese, early and modern Mandarin) and be able to translate them correctly into English. 2. Use dictionaries and other China-related bibliographic reference tools. 3. Have a basic knowledge of the historical development of Chinese literature in all its genres. 4. Develop familiarity with a variety of theoretical and critical approaches, both Chinese and Western, and their application in analyzing and interpreting Chinese texts. 5. Conduct scholarly research in their area of specialization, using primary and secondary materials available in the library.
2010: No changes to last year's SLOs.
2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: p. 391-392, p.403-404
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: http://hawaii.edu/eall/chinese/chn-courses/
3) Select one option:
- File (03/16/2020)
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.
We examined student academic achievements which the Chinese language and linguistics SLOs are targeted. Particularly we are focusing on the following two SLOs: [Knowledge Base of Language & Linguistics] SLO2 Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of key issues and theoretical approaches in the area of their specialization; [Utilization of Research] SLO3 Review critically the purposes, approaches, designs, and analyses of published research in the field. SLO4 Conduct research (i.e., systematic and principled investigation) of the field and present the work orally and as a research paper.
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.
Scholary paper (capstone paper) and oral defense.
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
2 MA students.
9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)
Ad hoc faculty group
Persons or organization outside the university
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)
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.
Scholarly papers are evaluated according to the following CRITERIA by the MA faculty committee consisted of 2 EALL faculty and 1 outside member. a. The significance of the problem addressed, b. Originality; c. Responsiveness to existing literature, d. Contribution, e. Soundness of argumentation, f. Clarity and organization
The oral presentation performance was also evaluated by the MA faculty committee including 2 EALL faculty and 1 outside member.
The results for the two MA students are satisfactory.
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
The Chinese section faculty will continue refined the rubrics and incorporate the rubric requirements into the curriculum. New incoming MA students are will provided with orientation, workshops, and conference opportunities to build up the skill in order to archive the SLOs.
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.