Unit: Urban & Regional Planning
Program: Urban & Regional Plan (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Fri Nov 19, 2010 - 3:53:12 pm

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

Upon completion of the PhD/MURP degree, students should be able to:

  1. Describe and explain historic, social and economic processes leading to the transformation of human settlements and their habitats;
  2. Articulate justifications for planned interventions;
  3. Think critically about how to create more socially just and environmentally sustainable regions, cities and communities.
  4. Apply methods of social and spatial analysis to gather, organize, display and interpret social-spatial information at a variety of scales;
  5. Work with clients to clarify organizational, neighborhood or regional problems, generate and assess potential strategies to address these problems and assemble strategies in a plan or professional report.
  6. Collaborate with residents, agency officials and others to design and implement strategies for identifying, acknowledging, gathering, and collectively assessing and prioritizing individual and group perceptions and knowledge;
  7. Make a public presentation of a plan, professional report or public commentary in a coherent and persuasive fashion;  
  8. Acknowledge and take responsibility for the ethical implications of the choices we make as professionals. 

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

Department Website URL: http://www.durp.hawaii.edu/
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: NA
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
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.

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.

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:

Faculty revised program learning outputs during the year, but did not undertake any systematic assessment efforts.