Unit: Microbiology
Program: Molecular Cell Biology (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 31, 2014 - 12:21:15 pm

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

1. SLO 1 - Graduates of the MCB program will be able to explain and discuss how processes are integrated at the molecular level to create a functional eukaryotic cell.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field)

2. SLO 2 - Graduates of the MCB program will be able to describe the structures and various cellular functions associated with the macromolecules found in cells.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field)

3. SLO 3 - Graduates of the MCB program will be able to explain the techniques and logic of methods employed in molecular biology research.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2b. Conduct research, 3d. Civic participation)

4. SLO 4 - Graduates of the MCB program will be able to explain the molecular basis of human diseases and research on prospective treatments.

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

5. SLO 5 - Graduates of the MCB program will have experience in and be able to perform techniques employed in molecular biology research.

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

6. SLO 6 - Graduates of the MCB program will be able to critically evaluate scientific studies.

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

7. SLO 7 - Graduates of the MCB program will be able to evaluate the ethical implications of research methods and outcomes.

(1a. General education, 1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research, 2c. Communicate and report, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth, 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://manoa.hawaii.edu/mcb/
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.

SKIP

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.

This year we established a formal 'assessment' coordinator. Assessment and participation in assessment activities has been introduced to the faculty. We are working on revising our PLOs in a way that they will support the ILOs. We aim to include all faculty in assessment activities before the next report!