Unit: Philosophy
Program: Philosophy (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Fri Dec 01, 2017 - 3:02:56 pm

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

1. Philosophical reading competence in a philosophically significant language other than English.

2. Reading and research competence in English.

3. Knowledge and understanding of the Western philosophical tradition and where applicable a non-Western tradition.

4. Ability to participate in a field of contemporary philosophical endeavor.

5. Ability to conduct and write up publishable research.

6. Mastery of a specific topic.

7. Ability to express and defend their views in oral presentations.

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

Department Website URL: www.hawaii.edu/phil
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://hawaii.edu/phil/graduate/graduate-student-handbook/
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: syllabi
Other:
Other:

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.

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

5) Did your program engage in any program learning assessment activities between June 1, 2015 and October 31, 2017?

Yes
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.)

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

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8) What types of evidence did the program use as part of the assessment activities checked in question 6? (Check all that apply.)

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9) State the number of students (or persons) who submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

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10) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

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11) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

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12) Summarize the results of the assessment activities checked in question 6. For example, report the percent of students who achieved each SLO.

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13) What best describes how the program used the results? (Check all that apply.)

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14) Please briefly describe how the program used the results.

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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.

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16) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please explain.

The Ph.D. program has been functioning well for many years. When problems have arisen in the past, the department has addressed them promptly (e.g., with the introduction of the "Contemporary Issues" requirement and of the "History of Western Philosophy" distribution requirement).