Unit: History
Program: History (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Fri Oct 15, 2010 - 4:41:37 pm

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


Graduate Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

1) Students can demonstrate a mastery of the theories and methodologies of the discipline of history.

2) Students can conduct original research.

3) Students can write expository prose and orally present their ideas at a professional standard.

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:
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.

No map submitted.

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 History Department assessment committee spent academic year 2009-10 instituting and beginning to implement a long-range assessment plan for the undergraduate program.  We strategized for the future on assessing the graduate program, but put that project off until 2010-1.

This fall, this project got underway.  Most importantly, we gained faculty approval to assess the graduate program.  This necessitated a change to our departmental manual, a process which required a secret ballot vote.  In so doing, we also voted to expand the committee from 5 to 6 members to deal with the additional workload.  This measure also passed. 

Our goals for the rest of this year are to finalize our SLOs, draw a curriculum map, and create a long-range assessment plan.  Wish us luck!