Unit: Languages & Literatures of Europe and the Americas
Program: Classics (BA)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Mon Dec 28, 2009 - 11:08:26 am

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

SLO 1: Demonstrate an ability to read and understand a variety of classical literary texts in the target language (i.e., ancient Greek or classical Latin).

SLO 2: Demonstrate a knowledge of inflections, grammatical constructions, and vocabulary items found on the average page of a classical literary text.

SLO 3: Demonstrate a familiarity with the styles of authors in the major genres of prose and poetry (e.g., history, philosophy, novel, epic, lyric, drama).

SLO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the classics in a historical context and an understanding of cultural information about the Greeks and Romans.

SLO 5: Demonstrate an ability to conduct research on classical subjects by using different reference works and sources in book form and on the Internet.

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:
Other: We are beginning to put them on the course syllabi.

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

We are just beginning to assess our SLOs as a way of finding out to what extent the students who receive a B.A. in Classics are able to perform them.

We do have data from a Latin 202 student exit survey (May 2009) in which:

  • 18% of the students say they plan to continue studying Greek or Latin;
  • 63% say they are “very satisfied” with academic standards and expectations;
  • 81% say they are “very satisfied” with the overall quality of the instruction.

6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity

Not available at this time.

7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered

Not available at this time.

8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed

Not available at this time.

9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected

Not available at this time.

10) Summarize the Actual Results

Not available at this time.

11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results

Not available at this time.

12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries

Not available at this time.

13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results

Not available at this time.

14) Reflect on the Assessment Process

For question 2, I suggest that you remove “UHM Catalog” as a place for publishing the SLOs since Ronald Cambra, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Undergraduate Education, has told me that they should not appear there.  Furthermore, since questions 5–13 seem repetitive and even confusing, I suggest that you reduce and sharpen the number of questions for the next annual survey so that respondents may answer them clearly and concisely.

15) Other Important Information

The Classics Division has created a new informational/promotional flyer to attract additional students to the B.A. in Classics, which has helped bring about a substantial increase in the number of majors in the Classics program.

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.

Not applicable to our 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.

Not applicable to our program.