Program: Microbiology (BA, BS)
Date: Mon Nov 09, 2009 - 10:58:06 am
1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).
Undergraduate Microbiology Student Learning Outcomes
Upon graduation, Microbiology majors should have a thorough knowledge and comprehension of the core concepts in the disciplines of molecular, cellular and organismal microbiology. In addition students will exhibit proficiency in selected laboratory skills and develop knowledge of contemporary microbiological research.
This background of knowledge and experience will prepare the students for entry into professional/graduate school or for employment in government, academic or industrial positions.
Specific learning outcomes include knowledge and understanding of:
1. The physiology, biochemistry and genetics of bacteria including cell structure, function, diversity, metabolism and the genetics of metabolic regulation.
2. The immune response and disease-causing microorganisms including aspects of the humoral, cell-mediated and non-specific immune responses, as well as molecular bases for pathogenesis.
3. Taxonomic, ecological and genetic relationships among microorganisms including nutrient cycling, microbial diversity and the biotechnological application of microorganisms to solve environmental problems.
4. The scientific method of investigation and hypothesis testing including the development of theoretical and practical skills in the design and execution of experiments.
2) Where are your program's SLOs published?
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 139
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:
3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.
4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)
5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied
6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity
7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered
8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed
9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected
10) Summarize the Actual Results
11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results
12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries
13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results
14) Reflect on the Assessment Process
15) Other Important Information