Unit: Life Sciences
Program: Microbiology (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Mon Nov 09, 2009 - 3:14:37 pm

1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).

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Microbiology PhD

Program Purpose

The Ph.D. program in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hawaii is designed to give students the academic and technical skills to become independent scientists and researchers.  We strive to provide each graduate student with broad knowledge in microbiology and in-depth knowledge in their area of specialization.  Students are trained in both traditional and state-of-the-art technologies to be applied to the design and conduct of original research projects.  Additionally, students have access to both basic and advanced coursework to further their academic and research goals.

Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Design microbiological or immunological experiments at an advanced graduate level.

2.  Demonstrate proficiency with a variety of classical and modern microbiology techniques.

3.  Read, understand and evaluate current literature in their discipline.

4.  Produce significant scientific research results.

5.  Research results and interpretations of those results should be clearly presented both orally and in peer reviewed publications

6.  Develop awareness and perspective as a member of a local, national and global scientific community

7.  Compete successfully for productive employment or postdoctoral training in industry or academic institutions.

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:

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)


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


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.