Unit: Communicology
Program: Communicology (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Tue Dec 07, 2010 - 4:46:58 pm

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

1 To understand the central functions of human communication: message processing, relational communication, and social influence.

2 To develop an integrated and systematic understanding of the human communication process.

3 To be able to apply communication principles in their profession of future graduate study toward the Ph.D.

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: NA
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: NA
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.

Data were collected this year to ascertain what post graduate work our MA students had obtained since completing their degrees. In addition, attitudes and perceptions toward the Speech Department were obtained from a large portion of our completed MA students from the prior 20 years.

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

Former MA students (approximately 90 total) from the past 20 years (the current MA program began in 1990) were contacted via email. Two surveys were administered: one solicited information about their professional lives since completing their MA degree; the other assessed their retrospective attitudes and perceptions of the Speech Department graduate program.

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: