Unit: Pacific Island Studies
Program: Pacific Islands Studies (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Fri Nov 13, 2009 - 1:56:47 pm

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

 Graduate student learning outcomes

A. MA in Pacific Islands Studies

    1.1 Students can discuss Pacific Studies as an organized, interdisciplinary field of study that includes indigenous epistemologies and perspectives.

    1.2 Students can demonstrate a wide range of historical, geographic, and cultural knowledge about Oceania

    1.3 Students can analyze contemporary conceptual, political, cultural, and ethical issues confronting students of Oceanic societies.

    1.4 Students can analyze a specialized aspect of the history, culture, politics, or international relations of one or more of the island societies of Oceania.

    1.5 Students can engage in culturally sensitive research and collaboration with Pacific Islander communities. 
     

B. Certificate in Pacific Islands Studies

    1.2 Students can demonstrate a wide range of historical, geographic, and cultural knowledge about Oceania

    1.6 Students can demonstrate expertise in a Pacific-related specialty area relevant to the student’s research focus in another graduate program.

    1.3 Students can analyze contemporary conceptual, political, cultural, and ethical issues confronting students of Oceanic societies.  

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL: www.hawaii.edu/cpis
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: Available in hardcopy only. Electronic version in preparation.
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: Curriculum Committee minutes, during this process of program SLO development. Our aim for finalizing revised SLOs and Curriculum Map is Dec. 2009
Other:
Other:

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

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2009:

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

None yet, explicitly. Plan for targeting studying, and assessing SLOs is currently being developed.

SLO1 to be studied Spring 2010. Assessed Fall 2010.

SLO 2 to be studied Fall 2010. Assessed Spring 2011.

SLO 3, to be studied Spring 2011. Assessed Fall 2011.

SLO 4 to be studied Fall 2011. Assessed Spring 2012.

SLO 5 to be studied Spring 2012. Assessed Fall 2012.

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

This is in process and being worked on in our curriculum committee.

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

Most likely direct examples of student outcomes will included: Embedded tests, quizzes, or assignments; pre/post tests; the culminating project (thesis/portfolio); comprehensive exams.

Indirect examples of outcomes will include: an exit interview, survey, grades, data on job placement, graduation rates, transcript analysis, and a valuation of the percentage of time or number of minutes spent on outcome. 

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

Evidence is planned to be evaluated in the curriculum committee with the aid of a rubric.

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

Undecided.

10) Summarize the Actual Results

N/A

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

N/A

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

N/A

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

The assessment plan currently being designed will be initiated in Spring 2010 with a study of the MA SLO1. The plan will be reviewed with input from CPIS alumni in Fall 2010 at a conference celebrating the 60thanniversary of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies..

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.