Unit: Atmospheric Sciences
Program: Meteorology (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Fri Oct 02, 2009 - 8:47:58 am

1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).

1. Demonstrate basic empirical knowledge of atmospheric phenomena.

2. Understand the current state of basic theory used to model such phenomena.

3. Ability to conduct novel research on significant problems in atmospheric science with modest support from more advanced scientists.

4. Communicate both orally and in writing at a high level of proficiency.

5. Professional skills to solve real world problems in the field.

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

Department Website URL: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/MET/met_outcomes.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) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2009:

4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)


5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied

We offer a Plan A only. The primary assessment tool is the MS Thesis. This written document must be defended before a public audience. Each student must present two public seminars as well. We also require a minimum performance ( B or better) in our core courses ( 600,610, and 620).

6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

10) Summarize the Actual Results

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results

14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

15) Other Important Information

16) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Explain how your program/department has adapted its assessment of student learning in the on-campus program to assess student learning in the distance education program.

17) FOR DISTANCE PROGRAMS ONLY: Summarize the actual student learning assessment results that compare the achievement of students in the on-campus program to students in the distance education program.