Unit: East Asian Languages & Literatures
Program: East Asian Lang & Lit: Korean (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Thu Nov 15, 2018 - 4:57:49 pm

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

1. Korean Language and Linguistics - Knowledge Base of Language and Literatures: Demonstrate familiarity with general topics and concepts fundamental to the field of Korean linguistics, including, phonology, pedagogy, and syntax, and sociolinguistics

2. Korean Language and Linguistics - Knowledge Base of Language and Literatures: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of key issues and theoretical approaches in the area of their specialization

3. Korean Language and Linguistics - Utilization of Research: Review critically the purposes, approaches, designs, and analyses of published research in the field.

4. Korean Language and Linguistics - Utilization of Research: Conduct research (i.e., systematic and principled investigation) of the field and present the work orally and as a research paper

5. Utilization of Research: Write a research abstract and submit it the (major) conferences in the filed

6. Korean Language and Linguistics - Professionalism: Communicate effectively and productively with a group of peers/ colleagues regarding research, teaching or other professional matters.

7. Korean Language and Linguistics - Professionalism: Design and teach Korean language skill courses

8. Korean Language Flagship - Knowledge Base of Language and Linguistics: Demonstrate familiarity with domain-specific terminology required for professionals, and its semantic association and collocational characteristics.

9. Korean Language Flagship - Knowledge Base of Language and Linguistics: Understand ethnolinguistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic features of on- and off-line Korean materials.

10. Korean Language Flagship - Knowledge Base of Language and Linguistics: Demonstrate familiarity with both South Korean and North Korean via extensive reading and listening of authentic materials.

(6. Conduct research or projects as a responsible and ethical professional, including consideration of and respect for other cultural perspectives.)

11. Korean Language Flagship - Knowledge Base of Language and Linguistics: Analyze the characteristics of Korean academic discourse at various levels.

(1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in one or more general subject areas related to, but not confined to, a specific area of interest., 2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study.)

12. Korean Language Flagship - Knowledge Base of Language and Linguistics: Demonstrate understanding of the language, history, culture, and society of Korea from a plethora of on- and off-line professional and academic texts.

13. Korean Language Flagship - Utilization of Research: Review critically the purposes, approaches, designs, and analyses of published research in the field.

(1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in one or more general subject areas related to, but not confined to, a specific area of interest., 2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

14. Korean Language Flagship - Utilization of Research: Conduct research (i.e., systematic and principled investigation) of the field and present the work orally and as a research paper.

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study., 7. Interact professionally with others.)

15. Korean Language Flagship - Task Performance and Professionalism: Communicate effectively and productively with a group of peers/colleagues regarding research, teaching or other professional matters.

(1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in one or more general subject areas related to, but not confined to, a specific area of interest., 3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience., 7. Interact professionally with others.)

16. Korean Language Flagship - Task Performance and Professionalism: Understand domain-specific lectures or participate in conferences and communicate effectively and productively with colleagues regarding the content of those lectures and conferences.

(3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience., 7. Interact professionally with others.)

17. Korean Language Flagship - Task Performance and Professionalism: Prepare a professional portfolio for future careers and search for internships and jobs.

(3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience., 7. Interact professionally with others.)

18. Korean Literature: [ORAL] Engage in oral communication in Korean in various social contexts, in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways.

19. Korean Literature: [READING]��Read and comprehend texts written in Korean from a variety of genres and contexts (e.g., newspapers, essay collections, novels).

20. Korean Literature: [WRITING]��Apply critical thinking and rhetorical skills to produce coherent written works and presentations in both English and Korean.

21. Korean Literature: [RESEARCH]��Use a variety of Korean reference works and sources, including dictionaries and encyclopedias both in book form and on the internet.

22. Korean Literature: [RESEARCH]��Conduct independent research on topics in Korean literature and/or linguistics, and effectively communicate the results.

23. Korean Literature: [LINGUISTICS] Demonstrate an understanding of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics through analysis of words, phrases, and clauses from authentic Korean samples.

24. Korean Literature: [LITERATURE & CULTURE] Identify and describe major authors, works, features, forms, and styles of Korean literature, both premodern and modern.

25. Korean Literature: [LITERATURE & CULTURE] Analyze and interpret works of Korean poetry, prose, and drama, read both in translation and in the original Korean, using terms appropriate to each genre.

26. Korean Literature: [LITERATURE & CULTURE] Situate and evaluate Korean literature in its social, historical, intellectual, and religious contexts.

27. Korean Literature: Read primary Korean literary texts of all major periods with appropriate academic tools.

28. Korean Literature: Read annotations in standard literary editions, use standard reference works, and read secondary sources in Korean with authority.

29. Korean Literature: Narrate a basic literary history of Korea.

30. Korean Literature: Demonstrate an ability to apply major Western and traditional East Asian theoretical and critical approaches to works of Korean literature.

31. Korean Literature: Conduct original research in his/her area of specialization.

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

Department Website URL: https://www.hawaii.edu/eall/korean/
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: https://www.hawaii.edu/eall/korean/kor-courses/
Other: http://koreanflagship.manoa.hawaii.edu/programs/m-a-in-korean-for-professionals/
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.)

Create/modify/discuss program learning assessment procedures (e.g., SLOs, curriculum map, mechanism to collect student work, rubric, survey)
Collect/evaluate student work/performance to determine SLO achievement
Collect/analyze student self-reports of SLO achievement via surveys, interviews, or focus groups
Use assessment results to make programmatic decisions (e.g., change course content or pedagogy, design new course, hiring)
No (skip to question 17)
Investigate other pressing issue related to student learning achievement for the program (explain in question 7)
Other:

8) Briefly explain the assessment activities that took place.

[MA in Korean Language Flagship]

1. Plan B only: Oral defense and scholarly paper

Students are required to conduct research in their domain (e.g., political science, sociology, computer engineering, law, business, etc.) during the overseas program. They choose a topic in their chosen field, and conduct research using materials in Korean. Students are encouraged to make use of information obtained from Korea University (KU) subject-matter courses and through an internship in Korea. During the third semester of the program (the second semester at KU), students make a progress report once a month and receive feedback and comments from KU faculty. When students return to UH for their last semester, students finish up the paper with the help of UH Flagship faculty and make an oral presentation and submit a paper on their research finding.

2.Participation in the College of LLL student exit survey (satisfaction with the program, learning outcomes, plans after graduation, suggestions for program improvement, etc.).

We received reports on response data from the Korean Flagship MA for Professionals exit survey for students graduating from Fall 2015- Spring 2018. A total of 9 students were invited to respond; 8 students completed the survey (response rate=89%).

3.Internship log in Korea

Supervisors or mentors in students’ internship sites provide a monthly log which is reviewed by KU and UHM Flagship faculty.

4.Site visit to the overseas program in Korea University

Once a year, UHM faculty visits the overseas program in Korea to evaluate the program and students’ progress. 

5. Preliminary conference with students

In the beginning of an academic year, faculty members have an individual conference with each student to accommodate students’ needs and suggestions.

6. Student performance

Weekly students’ performance data (e.g., individual presentation, discussion, debate, survey, and negotiation) are collected and reviewed by faculty. Students’ final presentations of each semester are also major assessment tools of how they are progressing along the SLOs.

 

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

Artistic exhibition/performance
Assignment/exam/paper completed as part of regular coursework and used for program-level assessment
Capstone work product (e.g., written project or non-thesis paper)
Exam created by an external organization (e.g., professional association for licensure)
Exit exam created by the program
IRB approval of research
Oral performance (oral defense, oral presentation, conference presentation)
Portfolio of student work
Publication or grant proposal
Qualifying exam or comprehensive exam for program-level assessment in addition to individual student evaluation (graduate level only)
Supervisor or employer evaluation of student performance outside the classroom (internship, clinical, practicum)
Thesis or dissertation used for program-level assessment in addition to individual student evaluation
Alumni survey that contains self-reports of SLO achievement
Employer meetings/discussions/survey/interview of student SLO achievement
Interviews or focus groups that contain self-reports of SLO achievement
Student reflective writing assignment (essay, journal entry, self-assessment) on their SLO achievement.
Student surveys that contain self-reports of SLO achievement
Assessment-related such as assessment plan, SLOs, curriculum map, etc.
Program or course materials (syllabi, assignments, requirements, etc.)
Other 1:
Other 2:

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

[MA in Korean Language Flagship]  

1.Oral defense and scholarly paper: 9 students graduated the program during the report period. All of them successfully defend their research results and argument of the scholarly paper.

2.Participation in the College of LLL student exit survey: A total of 9 students graduating during the period from fall 2015 to spring 2018 were invited to respond and 8 students completed the survey (response rate=89%).

 

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

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
Dean/Director
Other:

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

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)
Other:

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

1. Oral defense and scholarly paper: 9 students graduated the program during the report period. All of them successfully defend their research results and argument of the scholarly paper.

2. Exit survey: A total of 13 students graduating during the period from Fall 2015 to Spring 2018 were invited to respond and 12 students completed the survey. 

SLO 1: 10 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (83%).

SLO 2: 11 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (92%).

SLO 3: 11 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (92%).

SLO 4: 9 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (75%).

SLO 5: 10 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (83%).

SLO 6: 10 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (83%).

SLO 7: 11 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (92%).

SLO 8: 11 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (92%).

SLO 9: 10 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (83%).

SLO 10: 9 out of 12 students responded that their achievement was adequate or higher (75%).

The exit surveys result reflects overall students’ positive experience with the program. They were satisfied with the course offerings, internship opportunities, financial support, and institutional resources. 

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

Assessment procedure changes (SLOs, curriculum map, rubrics, evidence collected, sampling, communications with faculty, etc.)
Course changes (course content, pedagogy, courses offered, new course, pre-requisites, requirements)
Personnel or resource allocation changes
Program policy changes (e.g., admissions requirements, student probation policies, common course evaluation form)
Students' out-of-course experience changes (advising, co-curricular experiences, program website, program handbook, brown-bag lunches, workshops)
Celebration of student success!
Results indicated no action needed because students met expectations
Use is pending (typical reasons: insufficient number of students in population, evidence not evaluated or interpreted yet, faculty discussions continue)
Other:

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

In the Korean section, we are discussing changes in the curriculum and graduation requirements for MA in
Korean Language Flagship program to adequately and efficiently accommodate the students' changing needs.

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.

N/A

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

N/A