Unit: Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences
Program: Nutrition (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Tue Nov 16, 2010 - 6:12:06 pm

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

The PhD program in Nutrition is designed to prepare future leaders and innovators who can expand our knowledge about food and health, solve nutrition-related problems, propose effective nutrition policies, guide new product and service development, and be effective researchers, communicators and educators.  To ensure that graduates are prepared for these roles, students will be expected to demonstrate:

  • comprehensive understanding of core nutrition knowledge
  • advanced scholarship in a specialty area (i.e. expertise in a least one overlapping biomedical discipline e.g. biochemistry, physiology, cell and molecular biology, food science/functional foods, epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, etc)
  • appropriate exposure to social and career-building disciplines (e.g. education, communications, information technology, technical  writing, social sciences, etc)
  • ability to conduct original scholarly research, develop skills in research methodologies and grant writing, understand research ethics, and effectively dissemination research findings via peer-reviewed publications, seminars and practical applications such as teaching.

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

Department Website URL: http://www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/depart/hnfas/degrees/grad/NUTRphd.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 340
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.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2009:

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.

No assessment - the program is new.

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

No assessment - the program is new.

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.

No assessment - the program is new.

10) Summarize the actual results.

No assessment - the program is new.

11) How did your program use the results? --or-- Explain planned use of results.
Please be specific.

No assessment - the program is new.

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.

No assessment - the program is new.

13) Other important information: