Unit: Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
Program: Hawaiian Studies (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Wed Jan 05, 2011 - 7:35:27 am

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

1.  Demonstrate knowledge of Indigenous Research Methodologies and developing a Native Hawaiian epistemology from sources in comparative indigenous thought.

2.  Demonstrate understanding of Hawaiian Archival Research and familiarize with the rich historical primary sources existent in various archives.

3.  Demonstrate critical analysis of Hawaiian Literature Review and to understand the significance of secondary sources in Hawaiian subjects. 

4.  Demonstrate synthesis of writing a Hawaiian Thesis and to help fashion research and thesis proposal.

5.  Contribute to the new body of Hawaiian Research and Knowledge with high scholarly ability by thesis or project public presentation.

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: NA
Other: Student Entry Survey

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.

The grad faculty participated in a workshop on curriculum mapping in which we divided into three groups and worked in our areas of expertise.  We then looked at our whole program and mapped that out.  The result was 3 styles of mapping.  This was helpful to see how all of our courses fit into different areas of concentrations and relating to each other as well as what our strong and weak areas looked like. 

From this activity we could then work on our SLO for the program with a better overview of the whole program.  We are now working on how we can assess the program and if we have a clear understanding of the courses within the areas of concentration.

We also developed an Entry Survey of our new grads (9), that they completed this Fall semester after one semester and will do an Exit Survey as they graduate.   

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

The results of the survey were just collected at the end of Fall 2010 and results/data is presently being organized. 

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.

Nine (9)

10) Summarize the actual results.

Presently being done.

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

We are planning to have another workshop to create a Rubric for our MA program or a measurement tool that our MA students can also have some input to.

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.

We are in our 6th year of our MA program.  We have found that we had to make changes on the requirements for applying to the program.  A lot of our first students in the MA program did not come from our undergrad program so there were a lot of deficiencies in their course work.  This was mainly Hawaiian Studies core and 3 years of Hawaiian language.  As a result, this first group is slowing graduating from the program. We have since changed the requirement and those who have come into our program since then have been graduating in a timely manner.   

13) Other important information: