Program: Classics (BA)
Date: Thu Aug 19, 2010 - 1:26:22 pm
1) Below are the program student learning outcomes submitted last year. Please add/delete/modify as needed.
SLO 1: Demonstrate an ability to read and understand a variety of classical literary texts in the target language (i.e., ancient Greek or classical Latin).
SLO 2: Demonstrate a knowledge of vocabulary items, grammatical constructions, and inflections found on the average page of a classical literary text.
SLO 3: Demonstrate a familiarity with the styles of authors in the major genres of prose (e.g., history, philosophy, novel) and poetry (e.g., epic, lyric, drama).
SLO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the classical literary texts in a historical context and an understanding of cultural information about the Greeks and Romans.
SLO 5: Demonstrate an ability to conduct research on classical subjects by using different reference works and sources.
2) As of last year, your program's SLOs were published as follows. Please update as needed.
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: NA
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: NA
Other: We are in the process of modifying our course syllabi, information brochure.
3) Below is the link to your program's curriculum map (if submitted in 2009). If it has changed or if we do not have your program's curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.
- File (03/16/2020)
4) The percentage of courses in 2009 that had course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is indicated below. Please update as needed.
5) State the assessment question(s) and/or goals of the assessment activity. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.
How satisfied are our students?
Is our SLO’s adequate?
Is our curriculum map adequate?
6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered.
We are beginning to assess our SLOs as a way of finding out to what extent the students who receive a B.A. in Classics are able to perform them.
We do have data from our Greek 202 and Latin 202 student exit survey in which:
50% of the students say they plan to continue studying Greek or Classical Latin;
83% say they are "very satisfied" with academic standards and expectations;
83% say they are "very satisfied" with the overall quality of the instruction.
83% say that they would "definitely" recommend the program to other students.
22% of the students say they plan to continue studying Greek or Classical Latin;
78% say they are "very satisfied" with academic standards and expectations;
91% say they are "very satisfied" with the overall quality of the instruction.
75% say they would "definitely" recommend the program to other students.
7) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected?
Ad hoc faculty group
Persons or organization outside the university
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
8) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence?
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)
9) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated.
If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
10) Summarize the actual results.
11) How did your program use the results? --or-- Explain planned use of results.
Please be specific.
We are in the process of modifying our syllabi, program brochure, and the Greek/Latin 202 survey questions. We are also planning a faculty meeting to discuss the results of the Greek/Latin 202 survey.