Unit: Tropical Plant & Soil Sciences
Program: Tropical Agriculture and the Environment (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Tue Nov 20, 2018 - 9:44:33 am

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

1. Understand basic plant morphology and be able to use it to identify plants commonly used in the discipline by scientific and common names.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field)

2. Demonstrate fundamental knowledge of biological processes (e.g., life cycles, respiration, photosynthesis, reproduction, source-sink relations, dormancy, photoperiodism, photomorphogenesis) and be able to use this knowledge to interpret horticultural practices and produce quality horticultural crops.

(1a. General education, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research)

3. Know how to apply appropriate plant management operations, including propagation, pruning & training, plant growth regulators, and environmental manipulations (light, temperature, water, nutrition, soil) in order to produce horticultural crops.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research)

4. Know how to apply IPM strategies (agricultural chemicals or their alternatives and sustainable practices) properly, including scouting & monitoring, timing & scheduling, rotations, calculations, and safety procedures.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research, 3c. Stewardship of the natural environment)

5. Understand the basis for genetics and fundamentals of plant breeding.

(1a. General education, 2b. Conduct research)

6. Apply principles of soil science in the management of field soils, displaced soils, and artificial substrates in containers.

(1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 2b. Conduct research)

7. Use technology effectively, including computer skills and be able to locate relevant data/research in hard copy as well as on line.

(1a. General education, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2b. Conduct research, 2c. Communicate and report)

8. Speak effectively and write concisely on subject matter within the professional curriculum.

(2c. Communicate and report)

9. Realize the need for continuing education in the professional discipline through professional societies, short courses, conferences, use of the internet, and reading.

(1a. General education, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth)

10. Work effectively in a team situation either as a leader or participant to define problems and identify resources and solutions.

(1a. General education, 2a. Think critically and creatively, 2c. Communicate and report, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth)

11. Develop a global perspective on horticultural issues.

(1a. General education, 1b. Specialized study in an academic field, 1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth, 3b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture, 3c. Stewardship of the natural environment, 3d. Civic participation)

12. Develop an ethical perspective and sense of moral responsibility and values in making decisions that affect the (human) community and environment.

(1a. General education, 1c. Understand Hawaiian culture and history, 3a. Continuous learning and personal growth, 3b. Respect for people and cultures, in particular Hawaiian culture, 3c. Stewardship of the natural environment, 3d. Civic participation)

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

Department Website URL: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/tpss/current-students/undergraduate-students
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 366 (2019 Catalogue)
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ctahr/tpss/current-students/course-descriptions Click on specific 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.)

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8) Briefly explain the assessment activities that took place.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

The Tropical Agriculture and the Environment (TAE) is the result of a merger of the Tropical Plant and Soil Sciences (TPSS) and Plant and Environmental Protection Sciences (PEPS) undergraduate program. This combined program was approved on 2017 February and became effective 2017 Fall. No students have yet completed the combined program.