Unit: East Asian Languages & Literatures
Program: East Asian Lang & Lit: Korean (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Fri Nov 16, 2018 - 1:05:53 pm

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

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

(5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience.)

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

(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., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

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

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

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

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

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

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

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

(3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study.)

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

8. 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.

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study.)

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

(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.)

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

(4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

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

(3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

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

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

(1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in one or more general subject areas related to, but not confined to, a specific area of interest., 6. Conduct research or projects as a responsible and ethical professional, including consideration of and respect for other cultural perspectives.)

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

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

15. Korean Literature: Demonstrate an understanding of current secondary literature in the field by critically engaging in arguments of major scholars.

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study.)

16. Korean Literature: Produce a significant and original contribution to scholarly discourse in his/her area of specialization

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience.)

17. Korean Language and Linguistics: Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about the field, especially in areas of their expertise and its connection of related areas of research

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

18. Korean Language and Linguistics: Evaluate the purposes, approaches, designs, and analyses of published research in areas of their expertise

(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., 3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study.)

19. Korean Language and Linguistics: Produce scholarly work at the level of quality adequate for publication

(2. Demonstrate understanding of research methodology and techniques specific to one’s field of study., 3. Apply research methodology and/or scholarly inquiry techniques specific to one’s field of study., 4. Critically analyze, synthesize, and utilize information and data related to one’s field of study., 5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience.)

20. Korean Language and Linguistics: Establish membership in their field and develop their presence in that discipline

(5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience., 7. Interact professionally with others.)

21. Korean Language and Linguistics: Design and teach graduate-level courses in the areas of their specialization

(1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in one or more general subject areas related to, but not confined to, a specific area of interest.)

22. Korean Language and Linguistics: Handle a job interview and job talk

(5. Proficiently communicate and disseminate information in a manner relevant to the field and intended audience., 7. Interact professionally with others.)

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:
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.

1. Exit survey result

2. Students' term papers were collected.

3. Qualifying and comprehensive exams

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.

[Korean Language/Linguistics]  Exit survey result: A total of 3 students graduating during the period from fall 2015 to spring 2018 were invited to respond and 3 students completed the survey (response rate=100%).

 

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.

The exit surveys result reflects overall students’ experience with the program, learning outcomes in terms of publications and conference presentations, full-time job allocation, etc. The result shows that all 3 PhD graduates in Korean Linguistics felt that they had achieve all SLOs adequately or higher (100%). All three students are currently teaching at US colleges and universities (Penn State University, University of Virginia, Kapiolani Community College) as full-time instructional faculty members. Overall, students were satisfied with the graduate program and curriculum.  Majority of the participants felt they have achieved comprehensive knowledge about the field and established membership in their field. Students made special remarks on the academic profoundness, great faculties and professors, and the opportunity for graduate students to teach at a college level. They also made some recommendations on offering more graduate courses in Korean lingusitics.

 

 

 

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 pursuit of excellence in research and teaching, the UH Korean Section has strived for program development and diversity, innovative curricula, tailored advising and dedicated services, professional development, and numerous other efforts. To provide students with advanced academic training and scholarly expertise, we strongly encourage all students present their work at national and international conferences. Faculty members provide feedback on their abstracts and presentation skills. The program is also intended to provide professional training and practical teaching experience for future instructors and specialists in Korean language and linguistics studies. Accordingly, the faculty members regularly provide teacher training workshops and visit students' classrooms to provide constructive feedback on their teaching. 

 

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