Unit: Civil Engineering
Program: Civil Engineering (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Tue Oct 27, 2009 - 12:46:05 pm

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

The student learning outcomes are 1) attainment of in-depth technical knowledge in subdiscipline of specialization; 2) an ability to perform engineering with enhanced technical proficiency in subdiscipline of specialization; 3) an ability to present work orally and in written form; and 4) an ability to perform either original research, possibly with direction, and/or detailed, open-ended project work.

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL: www.cee.hawaii.edu/content/gradstudy.htm
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) 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)

0%
1-50%
51-80%
81-99%
100%

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

All three SLOs are evaluated for each student by his or her advisor and committee as part of the degree process.  The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree. 

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

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

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

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

10) Summarize the Actual Results

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

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

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

The Department has a detailed assessment program for the BS degree, but no similar formal program for assessment of the MS degree.

15) Other Important Information

Our BS assessment program is very successful at measuring achievement and determining modifications to allow continuous quality improvement.  But it is a lot of work.  We have not had time/resources to apply the program to assessment of the MS or PhD degrees.  We hope to do so in the future.

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.