Unit: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology
Program: Developmental & Reproductive Biology (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Tue Nov 30, 2010 - 9:35:35 am

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

At the completion of the Developmental and Reproductive Biology Graduate Program, the doctoral candidate will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to effectively teach classes in biomedical sciences.

2.  Demonstrate mastery of  evaluating scientific publications, including: techniques for searching the literature; applying principles of measurement; and interpretation of the findings reported in scientific publications.

3. Prepare and present reports on their work at seminars or meetings of scientific societies.

4. Demonstrate the ability to formulate testable hypotheses, and design experiments to accurately test the hypothesis utilizing sound principles of scientific experimentation and research.  

5. Generate new experimental data that addresses a specific hypothesis.

6.  Publish at least one (M.S.) or two (Ph.D.) scientific manuscripts.

Assessments Tools:

1.    Student and faculty evaluations of TAs or of faculty who graduated from our program.

2.    Assessment tools used to contribute to the formulation of the grade for DRB 614.

3.    Presentations accepted for national meetings and for MS-A and PhD proposals.

4.    Assessment of proposals students make for MS-A or PhD.

5.    Completion of MS-A or PhD

6.    Publications.

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:
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: