Unit: Life Sciences
Program: Ethnobotany (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Thu Sep 30, 2010 - 11:49:24 pm

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

1. Students can define and describe the evolution, anatomy, morphology, systematics, genetics, physiology and ecology of plants.

2. Describe the unique ecological and evolutionary features of the Hawaiian flora.

3. Students can identify and analyze scientific problems and environmental issues using oral and written communication skills.

4. Students can generate and test hypothesis, make observations, and collect data in the laboratory and in the field and analyze and interpret these results, derive conclusions, and report their findings.

5. Demonstrate expertise in contemporary research methods.

6. Describe how all scientific knowledge is continually developing and is dynamic; students can find new information and compare it with existing information.

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

Department Website URL: http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/undergraduateprogram.htm
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) 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.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2009:

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.

We have also revamped our Ethnobotany BS degree as we have done for our BA and BS. However, we have not updated our curriculum map yet since these changes have not gone through for this degree. Last year we lost 2 of our 4 Ethnobotany faculty and we do not want to make any changes until we know if we will be able to replace our faculty (as this will obviously influence the number and type of courses we can or cannot offer).

We have not done any assessments yet.

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

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.

10) Summarize the actual results.

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

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.

13) Other important information: