Unit: Information & Computer Science
Program: Computer Science (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Mon Aug 24, 2015 - 4:38:01 pm

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

These SLOs have been officially approved by the ICS faculty and are posted on our Web site.

Ph.D. Program:

The ICS Ph.D. graduate program provides advanced, individualized training in research in Computer Science, preparing students for research careers in academia and industry.  Beyond  those for the M.S. program, the Ph.D. program involves the three following Student Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a research portfolio that demonstrates the capacity to carry out original research in the field;

  2. Become an expert in the area of specialization including mastery of the relevant research skills and methods, develop a research vision, and formulate a research plan that will lead to novel scientific contributions;

  3.  Execute a research plan and demonstrate original contributions to the field, as shown through findings and/or publications, culminating in a Ph.D. dissertation and oral defense.


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

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

Department Website URL: http://www.ics.hawaii.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/ICS-GradPrograms-SLOs.pdf
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:

3) Please review, add, replace, or delete the existing curriculum map.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2015:

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 learning assessment activities between June 1, 2014 and September 30, 2015?


6) What best describes the program-level learning assessment activities that took place for the period June 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015? (Check all that apply.)


7) Briefly explain the assessment activities that took place in the last 18 months.


8) What types of evidence did the program use as part of the assessment activities checked in question 6? (Check all that apply.)


9) State the number of students (or persons) who submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.


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


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


12) Summarize the results of the assessment activities checked in question 6. For example, report the percent of students who achieved each SLO.


13) What best describes how the program used the results? (Check all that apply.)


14) Please briefly describe how the program used the results.


15) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries? This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, and great achievements regarding program assessment in this reporting period.

16) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please explain.

There have been no new assessment activities in the current period.