Unit: Civil Engineering
Program: Civil Engineering (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Tue Oct 27, 2009 - 1:02:04 pm

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

The student learning outcomes are 1) attainment of further in-depth technical knowledge in subdiscipline of specialization; 2) an ability to perform engineering utilizing state-of-the-art research and techniques in area of specialization; 3) proficiency in oral and written communication; 4) obtain experience in teaching at the university level; and 5) an ability to carry out independently original research in area of expertise.

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

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