Unit: Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Program: Hawaiian Studies (BA)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Tue Oct 12, 2010 - 2:19:06 pm

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

MISSION [excerpt]

Students are expected to demonstrate knowledge, understanding, critical analysis and synthesis of the following areas;

  • Know our genealogical ties to Papahānaumoku, our earth mother, and ko Hawai‘i pae‘āina as our ancestral home land.
  • Kanaka Maoli are one Lāhui connected by our one ancestor Hāloa across nā kai ‘ewalu.
  • History, culture and politics in academic and non-academic settings.
  • The interconnectedness of all knowledge contemporary and ancestral from a Kanaka Maoli perspective.
  • Kanaka Maoli applications, protocols and disciplines.
  • Kanaka Maoli experiences in the context of world indigenous peoples.


At the completion of student tenure in the KCHS undergraduate program, students should be able to:

  1. Organize, analyze and compose at least one major project in an area of concentration that integrates a Kanaka Maoli worldview that highlights, celebrates and critically examines indigenous identity.
  2. Recognize and express historical and contemporary Kanaka Maoli issues of languages (as methods of expression including oral, aural, visual, technological, non-verbal), law, sea, ocean, mo‘olelo, mo‘okū‘auhau, politics, origins, migration and religion.
  3. Recognize the commonality and differences between Kanaka Maoli and other indigenous peoples' world views and experiences.
  4. Know the origins and ancestral interpretations for the meaning of the past and how they are applied to life.
  5. Discuss who you are, where you come from and your inherent kuleana including proper conduct in an academic environment.

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

Department Website URL:
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:

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.

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:

The Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies will conduct an assessment next year, 2011.