Unit: Philosophy
Program: Philosophy (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Mon Oct 19, 2009 - 6:48:11 pm

1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).

1. Proficiency in at least one philosophically significant language other than English.

2. Students are able to conduct philosophical research which leads either to a thesis or a significant portfolio of shorter works.

3. Students demonstrate the ability to write and prepare presentations at a high level of proficiency.

*Given recent changes in the MA there is no way to reflect other possible outcomes within the allocated numbers of characters.

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL: N/A
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: N/A
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:

3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.

No map submitted.

4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)


5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied

6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

All students either go through an MA culminating exam or write and defend a thesis.

Data collected where possible on what students go on to do after completing the MA.

Graduate Student Association gives feedback on the program.

Once a year the whole Department conducts a graduate student progress evaluation meeting.

8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed

An appropriately selected faculty committee from the Department--4 members.

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

10) Summarize the Actual Results

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results

Result of culminating exams are discussed by the whole Department.

MA structure has recently been modified in response to student feedback.

14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

15) Other Important Information

The Department tries to stay in touch with graduates--but communication is far from perfect.

16) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Explain how your program/department has adapted its assessment of student learning in the on-campus program to assess student learning in the distance education program.

17) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Summarize the actual student learning assessment results that compare the achievement of students in the on-campus program to students in the distance education program.