Unit: Religion
Program: Religion (BA)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Wed Nov 14, 2018 - 10:40:08 am

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

1. 1. Students acquire basic knowledge and understanding of the history, scriptures, doctrines, rituals and other practices of the major world religious traditions.

(1a. General education, 1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth, 3c. Stewardship of the natural environment, 3d. Civic participation)

2. 2. Students become acquainted with major themes in the study of religion.

(1a. General education, 1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth, 3b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture)

3. 3. Students read and analyze primary source material, including scriptures, faith statements, etc.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth, 3b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture, 3d. Civic participation)

4. 4. Students read and analyze scholarly articles and monographs in the field.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2c. Communicate and report)

5. 5. Students begin the process of learning to write scholarly materials in genres appropriate to the field of Religion, including research papers, exegetical essays, etc.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2b. Conduct research, 2c. Communicate and report)

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

Department Website URL: https://www.hawaii.edu/religion/undergraduate/major-minor/
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) Please review, add, replace, or delete the existing curriculum map.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2018:

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) Does the program have learning achievement results for its program SLOs? (Example of achievement results: "80% of students met expectations on SLO 1.")(check one):

No
Yes, on some(1-50%) of the program SLOs
Yes, on most(51-99%) of the program SLOs
Yes, on all(100%) of the program SLOs

6) Did your program engage in any program learning assessment activities between June 1, 2015 and October 31, 2018?

Yes
No (skip to question 17)

7) What best describes the program-level learning assessment activities that took place for the period June 1, 2015 to October 31, 2018? (Check all that apply.)

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8) Briefly explain the assessment activities that took place.

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9) What types of evidence did the program use as part of the assessment activities checked in question 7? (Check all that apply.)

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

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

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13) Summarize the results of the assessment activities checked in question 7. For example, report the percentage of students who achieved each SLO.

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

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

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

Our department has lost half of its faculty members in recent years, and have been unable to conduct regular assessment activities. In the process of this review, our committee found that most of the syllabi list the SLOs on the syllabi, but have not followed up to evaluate this detail. Our faculty members have been working to develop a new digital evaluation that will distirbuted to our students at the end of the semester. We plan to do the first round of these assesments early next month and next semester. We will re-evaluate the effectiveness of our SLOs when this data is collected.