Unit: Life Sciences
Program: Microbiology (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Fri Oct 23, 2015 - 11:43:26 am

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

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

Microbiology PhD

Program Purpose

The Ph.D. program in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hawaii is designed to give students the academic and technical skills to become independent scientists and researchers.  We strive to provide each graduate student with broad knowledge in microbiology and in-depth knowledge in their area of specialization.  Students are trained in both traditional and state-of-the-art technologies to be applied to the design and conduct of original research projects.  Additionally, students have access to both basic and advanced coursework to further their academic and research goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Design microbiological or immunological experiments at an advanced graduate level.

2.  Demonstrate proficiency with a variety of classical and modern microbiology techniques.

3.  Read, understand and evaluate current literature in their discipline.

4.  Produce significant scientific research results.

5.  Research results and interpretations of those results should be clearly presented both orally and in peer reviewed publications

6.  Develop awareness and perspective as a member of a local, national and global scientific community

7.  Compete successfully for productive employment or postdoctoral training in industry or academic institutions.


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

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/microbiology/PhD.html
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.

We did not engage in assessment activities for this program.