Unit: Music
Program: Music (MA, MMus)
Degree: Master's
Date: Thu Oct 14, 2010 - 3:30:31 pm

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

Master of Music and Master of Arts Degrees

Students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an advanced level of technical skill on an instrument or voice, an advanced ability to perform in an ensemble, advanced levels of confidence and stage presence, and aesthetic judgment at a professional level. (Performance Skills) 

2. Demonstrate an acute ability to hear, analyze, read, and write music at an advanced level. (Advanced Musicianship and Theory) 

3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of music literature.

4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research, scholarly reading comprehension and writing techniques.

Master of Arts in Musicology

Students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an ability to assemble, study, and evaluate resources for research.

2. Demonstrate an ability to comprehend and synthesize advanced ideas in scholarly writing.

3. Generate advanced research on an original topic.

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

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/about/about.htm#SLO
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: NA
Other: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/assessment/archive/pdf/2005/2005Music.pdf

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 2010:

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.

The SLOs in the MA and MM degree are designed to assess a student's potential for success in the field of professional music.

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

Students are assessed through written and oral examinations and assignments, public performances, and juried performances.

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.

In progress

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

Results are used to assess both student and department (program) success. 

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.

The SLOs and corresponding assessment information for the graduate degrees is currently under review and revision. SLOs have recently been developed (or are being developed) for each specific degree program. The assessment committee is pleased that the faculty member are embracing assessment ideas and helping to gather data that will inform us about the success of these programs.

13) Other important information: