Unit: Oceanography
Program: Oceanography (Phd)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Tue Sep 28, 2010 - 11:03:51 am

1) Below are the program student learning outcomes submitted last year. Please add/delete/modify as needed.

Upon completion of the Doctoral program in Oceanography, students will be able to:

- Perform all of the Master’s program SLOs

- Comprehensively synthesize, evaluate, and interpret the fundamental knowledge in their subdiscipline and how it relates to the other subdisciplines

- Independently construct scientific hypotheses and design and carry out research to evaluate them

- Critically analyze and synthesize the results of their research to derive conclusions which advance the field and are of a quality suitable for publication in the peer-reviewed literature

2) As of last year, your program's SLOs were published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/SLO.pdf
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/GradHandbook08.pdf
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: www.soest.hawaii.edu/oceanography/courses.html

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.

No map submitted.

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.

All graduate students must complete all of the SLOs in order to graduate from the program.

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered.

Each dissertation committee must evaluate the student on the program SLOs, and the results are recorded on departmental and/or Graduate Division forms.

7) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected?

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)

8) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence?

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
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.

Two students graduated with Ph.D. in Oceanography during October 2009-September 2010.

10) Summarize the actual results.

All graduating students met all program SLOs, as required by the departmental Degree Requirements.

11) How did your program use the results? --or-- Explain planned use of results.
Please be specific.

Since all graduating students met all program SLOs, as required by the departmental Degree Requirements, no further action was taken.

12) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries? This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

Program SLO assessment at the graduate level has been an integral part of the Department's degree program since its formation, and continues to wrk well.

13) Other important information: