Unit: History
Program: History (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Fri Oct 14, 2011 - 3:08:06 pm

1) Below are your program student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.

PhD Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

1) Students can demonstrate a mastery of the theories and methodologies of the discipline of history.

2) Students can demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the historiography of their fields of specialization.

3) Students can conduct original research based on primary sources.

4) Students can write expository prose and orally present their ideas at a professional


2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/history/graduate
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(s) to your program's curriculum map(s). If we do not have your curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2011:

4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.


5) For the period June 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

We developed a new four-year Assessment Plan for our Ph.D. program and will implement it from the next academic year (2012/13). Details of our plan are as follows:

2012-2013: SLO#4 (spring--dissertation)

2013-2014: SLO#3 (spring--dissertation)

2014-2015: SLO#2 (spring--dissertation)

2015-2016: SLO#1 (spring--dissertation)

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #5.

We plan to collect dissertations completed in Fall 2012, and evalute them in Spring 2013.

7) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.


8) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

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)
Other: n/a

9) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

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)
Other: n/a

10) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #5:
Summarize the actual results.


11) State how the program used the results or plans to use the 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.
Please note: If the program did not engage in assessment, please explain. If the program created an assessment plan for next year, please give an overview.