Unit: Physics & Astronomy
Program: Physics (BA, BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Mon Dec 06, 2010 - 3:04:51 pm

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


 [1] Apply basic physical principles from a broad range of topics in physics to diverse scientific and technological problems

 [2] Be able to formulate scientific problems in mathematical terms and apply analytical and numerical methods towards its solution

 [3] Develop skills to design experiments and analyze data through electronic instrumentation and devices, and computer control

 [4] Establish expertise in focused areas of physical theory and experiment

 [5] Generate fluency of the scientific enterprise and awareness of possible career paths available to the undergraduate physics major

Student learning outcomes for individual courses are described in course syllabi found on the departmental web site:


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

Department Website URL: http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/
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: http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/
Other: SLO's are to be published in Departmental Website

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.


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:

Our plan is to use the Qualifying Examination as our assessment tool for the Fall 2001 assessment report.