Unit: Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences
Program: Tropical Plant & Soil Sci (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Fri Dec 01, 2017 - 1:11:22 pm

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

1. Plan A students are required to give a thesis proposal seminar.

2. All MS students are required to give one lecture in a TPSS course during their program.��

3. Plan A students must pass a final oral exam and complete original research culminating in a thesis.

4. Plan B students complete an original project culminating in a Plan B paper.

5. Plan C students take a final exam to complete the program.

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

Department Website URL: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/tpss/
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/tpss/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/TPSS-Graduate-Study-guidlines-2013.pdf
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 356-357
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/tpss/current-students/graduate-course-listing

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

No map submitted.

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, 2015 and October 31, 2017?

No (skip to question 16)

6) What best describes the program-level learning assessment activities that took place for the period June 1, 2015 to October 31, 2017? (Check all that apply.)


7) Briefly explain the assessment activities that took place in the last 28 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.

I do not know the answer to this question. I have been the Grad Faculty Chair only since January. I will take this matter of assessment up with the TPSS Graduate Program Committee at a future meeting, and we will do an assessment before the next reporting period deadline.