Unit: Microbiology
Program: Microbiology (BA, BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
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?

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/microbiology/
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:
Other:
Other:

3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.

No map submitted.

4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)

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

5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied

not done

6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity

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7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

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8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed

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9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

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10) Summarize the Actual Results

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11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

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12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

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13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results

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14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

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15) Other Important Information

none

16) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Explain how your program/department has adapted its assessment of student learning in the on-campus program to assess student learning in the distance education program.

17) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Summarize the actual student learning assessment results that compare the achievement of students in the on-campus program to students in the distance education program.