Unit: Life Sciences
Program: Ethnobotany (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 17, 2014 - 10:41:33 am

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

1. Students can define and describe the evolution, anatomy, morphology, systematics, genetics, physiology and ecology of plants.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field)

2. Describe the unique ecological and evolutionary features of the Hawaiian flora.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history)

3. Students can identify and analyze scientific problems and environmental issues using oral and written communication skills.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2c. Communicate and report)

4. Students can generate and test hypothesis, make observations, and collect data in the laboratory and in the field and analyze and interpret these results, derive conclusions, and report their findings.

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

5. Demonstrate expertise in contemporary research methods.

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

6. Describe how all scientific knowledge is continually developing and is dynamic; students can find new information and compare it with existing information.

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

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

Department Website URL: http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/plant/undergraduate/
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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

The department has focused on establishing assessment procdures and tools for four programs: Botany BA, Botany BS, Botany MS, and Botany PhD. We will next focus on the Ethnobotany BS.