Unit: Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences
Program: Animal Science (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Wed Oct 15, 2014 - 2:23:16 pm

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

1. Develop research skills and applied knowledge in animal-based working environment;

2. Demonstrate effective communication skills;

3. Demonstrate strong scientific analytic skills in animal-based projects;   

4. Meet the courses and/or thesis requirements of the graduate program. 

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

Department Website URL: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/hnfas/degrees/grad/ANSC.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/hnfas/degrees/grad/ansc.html
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/hnfas/degrees/grad/ansc.html
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/courses/departments/ansc.htm

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.

We have identified SLO# 1 and #2 as the assessment goal, i.e. research skills and knowledge in animal science, and deomotrated effective communication skills. Students are required to take seminar courses with presentations, and discussions of their research proejcts. They are also encoraged to take a grant writing course to help them to train and practice writing skills for scientific research projects and funding for this project.

SLO#3. Strong scientific analytic skills in animal-based projects. We have incopoated two laboratory courses (Advanced laborarory techniques, DNA and Genetic Analysis) with laboratory training to gradaute programs. Gradaute students are encoraged to take both courses in the first year of the program.

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.

Oral presentations, and wrting reports;

Peer- evaluations for the presentations;

Exams and laboratory reports;

Peer discussion and group work environment


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

5-10 students each class

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.


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

Revise and improve the course instructions

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.

Program planning such as new courses or modifications

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.

Need assistances to do

1) schedule meeting with all all faculty members

2) list current program courses and research laboratorys and other resources

3) collect feedback from employers and graduates.