Unit: Molecular Biosciences & Biosystems Engineering
Program: Biological Engineering (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Wed Nov 25, 2009 - 11:49:04 am

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

a.       The graduate has the ability to design a system, component, or process in which biology plays a significant role.

b.      The graduate has the ability to design and conduct experiments to gather information for engineering designs.

c.       The graduate has the ability to use modern engineering techniques, skills, and tools to define, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

d.      The graduate has the ability to communicate effectively to a technical audience from diverse areas of expertise.

e.       The graduate recognizes the need to engage in life-long learning through participation in professional conferences, workshops, and courses, and by reading and writing in the relevant literature.

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/be/graduate.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/be/graduate.html
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/be/graduate.html
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 344-345
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/mbbe/courses.html#_be_courses

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)


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

Assessment report was never done before

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

The primary goal of the program is to prepare students for careers in a variety of Biological Engineering fields. The assessment process is critical to ensure that the program is delivered in an optimal manner given it's limited resources.

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

The evidence is primarily based on quality of students' thesis, refereed journal publications, oral and poster presentatations in CTAHR symposium and selection of students' research for podium presentation in international conferences.

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

We are currently in discussion to adopt a standarized procedure to assess the BE graduate program. Such assessment was never done before.

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.