Unit: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Program: Communication Sciences & Disorders (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Mon Oct 05, 2009 - 1:53:07 pm

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

All speech pathology students at the University of Hawai'i, Manoa must demonstrate the abilities to:

1. Develop a multicultural focus toward issues of intervention and diagnostics.

2. Focus attention on the needs of individuals with communication disorders, particularly in Hawai'i and the Pacific Basin.

3. Integrate academic, clinical, and research experiences.

4. Become knowledgeable about disorders and differences across a variety of severity levels, age groups, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

5. Adopt ethical behavior in academic, clinical, and research activities.

6. Use critical thinking in classroom activities and in assignments outside of class.

7. Acquire knowledge about the necessity for continuing education and opportunities for such education.

8. Acquire information about opportunities for participation in professional and community volunteer activities including participation in NSSLHA and HSHA.

9. Be able to communicate effectively with clients, client's families and caregivers, and other professionals.

10. Maintain personal health and well being in order to serve their clients well.

Each year in August, the Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) program must complete an annual report to the National Council on Accreditation in Speech Pathology and Audiology (CAA) which is a review and update of our compliance to the national standards of accreditation.  Because these standards are basic to the mission of our program, they represent our goals and in turn, the Learning Outcomes for our students.  These standards are referenced on our students.  These standards are:Standard 1.0 Administrative Structure and GovernanceStandard 2.0 FacultyStandard 3.0B Curriculum (Academic and Clinical Education) in Speech-Language PathologyStandard 3.1B The curriculum (academic and clinical education) is consistent with the mission and goals of the program and prepares students in the full breadth and depth of the scope of practice in speech-language pathology.Standard 3.2B Academic and clinical education reflects current knowledge, skills, technology, and scope of practice.  The curriculum is regularly reviewed and updated.  The diversity of society is reflected throughout the curriculum.Standard 3.3B The scientific and research foundations of the profession are evident in the curriculum.Standard 3.8B The program must provide evidence that all curriculum standards are met, regardless of mode of delivery.Standard 4.0 StudentsStandard 5.0 AssessmentStandard 5.1 The program conducts ongoing and systematic formative and summative assessments of the performance of its current students.Standard 5.2 The program documents student progress toward completion of the graduate degree and professional credentialing requirements and makes this information available to assist students in qualifying for certification and licensure.Standard 5.3 The program conducts regular and ongoing assessments of program effectiveness and uses the results for continuous improvement.Standard 5.4 The program regularly evaluates all faculty members and faculty uses the results for continuous improvement.Standard 6.0 Program Resources*Standard 3.0B and 5.0 have been detailed because they are related directly to this report.

2) Where are your program's SLOs published?

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: NA

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

Our Bachelor's Program is on "Stop-Out" effective Fall 2010.  Our time has been devoted to advising students, answering their questions, and working out a plan to enable our current Juniors and Seniors to complete their degrees by December 2010.  We have done no formal assessment.

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.