Unit: Atmospheric Sciences
Program: Meteorology (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Fri Oct 02, 2009 - 9:10:54 am

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

1.  Demonstrate basic emprirical 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.

6. Ability to conduct independent original research on significant problems in the atmospheric sciences.

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

For doctoral students, assessment comprises.

 1.  Two formal seminars presented to full departmental audiences

 2.   A comprehensive exam which must be taken in the first two years of residence.

 3.   Within 12 months of the comprehensive must present and defend a written dissertation proposal before the dissertation committee.

 4.    Must complete an acceptable PhD dissertation embodying original independent research in a public final oral examination.

 5.    One of more peer-reviewed articles should be submitted based upon the dissertation.

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.