Program: English (PhD)
Date: Mon Oct 11, 2010 - 9:52:56 am
1) Below are the program student learning outcomes submitted last year. Please add/delete/modify as needed.
The Ph.D. program is intended for highly motivated students who have a clear sense of direction and are likely to contribute significantly to the field. Ph.D. candidates are given a great deal of freedom to create an individualized program around their own interests and objectives. Students are required to take a small number of courses, both within the department and outside of it, but the focus of their study is determined by the students themselves in consultation with their advisors, and their preparation for their area examinations in three fields takes place largely outside of class. The three principal formal requirements are the area exams, the prospectus, and the dissertation.defense, which is open to the public. The doctoral program prepares students to become professionals in the field. Candidates completing the program should have the skills and experience to function as critics, scholars, and writers in an area associated with the profession of English.
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:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 115
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:
Other: English Department Mission Statement and Strategic Plan, p. 2 at http://www.english.hawaii.edu/users
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.
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.
6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered.
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)