Unit: Chemistry
Program: Chemistry (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Mon Nov 30, 2009 - 12:21:53 pm

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

The program aims to develop scientists capable of performing research at the frontiers of the science in any of the subdisciplines of chemistry. The SLO's for this program are:

a)   complete course work at the frontier of the science;

b)   independently perform a significan piece of original research at the frontiers of the science;

c)   prepare and defend an original research proposal at the frontier of the science;

d)   present background of research and results of original research in an open forum;

e)   publish research results in peer reviewed international journals.

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL: www.manoa.hawaii.edu/chem
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:

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

Changes to comprehensice exam schedule. The exam was split into two parts with the first part, a research progress report, being due much earlier than the exam has been in the past. Students not tracking at the end of the thrid semester can be moved to the Masters program.

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.