Program: East Asian Lang & Lit: Korean (PhD)
Date: Fri Oct 09, 2009 - 10:35:53 pm
1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).
Ph.D. in Korean Language and Linguistics
1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about the field, especially in areas of their expertise and its connection of related areas of research
2. Evaluate the purposes, approaches, designs, and analyses of published research in areas of their expertise
3. Produce scholarly work at the level of quality adequate for publication
4. Establish membership in their field and develop their presence in that discipline5. Design and teach graduate-level courses in the areas of their specialization
6. Handle a job interview and job talk
Ph.D. in Korean Literature
[In addition to the M. A. SLOs,] recipients of the Ph.D. in Korean literature should be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of current secondary literature in the field by critically engaging the arguments of major scholars.
2. Produce a significant and original contribution to current scholarly discourse in his/her area of specialization.
2) Where are your program's SLOs published?
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) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.
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
6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity
7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered
2. Participation in the College of LLL student exit survey (satisfaction with the program, learning outcomes in terms of publications and conference presentations, plans after graduation, suggestions for program improvement).
In Spring 2009, a total of 9 graduating MA/PhD students in EALL responded to the survey (53% response rate): 2 MA in Chinese, 4 in MA/PhD in Korean, and 1 PhD in Korean.
3. Monitoring postgraduate professional activities and achievements. The department's Graduate Student Services Specialist makes use of limited time and resources to monitor postgraduate professional activities and achievements. This information is compiled and published each semester in a newsletter which is distributed to faculty, graduate students, and interested community members as well as to peer programs at other institutions, and posted on the department website.
Link to the EALL newsletters: http://www.hawaii.edu/eall/nl/index.html
List of recent dissertations: http://www.hawaii.edu/eall/kor/diss.html
8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed
1. Within each individual course, the course instructor interprets evidence of student learning.
2. Within each program, the student's advisor and committee monitor student progress through the program and achievement of its objectives.
3. Also, the graduate faculty in each program rank orders graduate students annually for tuition waiver eligibility based on their overall level of academic achievement. Applicants for graduate assistantships are evaluated in a similar way.
9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected
10) Summarize the Actual Results
11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results
The following program modifications were made based on information gathered about our students' learning experiences and outcomes:
1. We will make the information about our graduate courses more available to our students (e.g., post them on the department website)
2. We have changed the evaluation procedure for the scholarly paper (formerly "publishable" paper) requirement for PhD students in Korean Linguistics.