Unit: Philosophy
Program: Philosophy (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Fri Dec 01, 2017 - 3:05:55 pm

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

1. Proficiency in at least one philosophically significant language other than English.

2. Students are able to conduct philosophical research which leads either to a thesis or a significant portfolio of shorter works.

3. Students demonstrate the ability to write and prepare presentations at a high level of proficiency.

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:
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 M.A. Program has been functioning well for a number of years. When problems have arisen in the past, they have been addressed promptly by the department (e.g., with the introduction of the "History of Western Philosophy" distribution requirement and the re-structuring of the Culminating Exam).