Unit: Natural Resources & Environmental Management
Program: Natural Resources & Environmental Mgt (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Sat Oct 15, 2011 - 1:32:15 pm

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

The following are the current five student learning outcomes (SLOs) of the NREM undergraduate program.  They are divided under two overall goals: 

Goal A – NREM students will develop the abilities to contribute as responsible and productive professionals in natural resources and environment careers.

#1 develop positive personal and work-related skills through contact and interaction with role models, class (individual and team) projects, and participation in extracurricular activities;

#2 demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills through technical reports and class presentations in each of the 300-400 level core NREM courses;

#3 broaden social perspectives through exposure to diverse culture and thinking in course work, service projects, and departmental or college seminars;

Goal B – NREM students will have a broad understanding of the environmental sciences and be able to apply scientific methods in managing natural resource systems and solving environmental problems.

#4 ability to explain the ecological processes and relationships that determine given environmental conditions in core course assignments;

#5 demonstrate technical competencies in natural resource management, develop and implement solutions to real-world problems in integrative core course projects and extracurricular/service-learning activities.

NREM is going to revisit theses SLOs in response to results of the NREM assessment program evaluation conducted by CTAHR in 2009.  Please see response to Question 13 for details.

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

Department Website URL: http://www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/students/undergrad-assess.html
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.

Re-look and possibly develop new SLOs. 

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 haven't collected new evidence since discussion on SLOs is still ongoing. 

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

Not applicable at this time. 

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: Not applicable at this time.

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: Not applicable at this time.

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

Not applicable at this time. 

11) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

Assessment feedback is crucial for the program improvement. 

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.

Not applicable at this time. 

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.

A specialist from the Manoa assessment office provided the department well-received presentation/discussion on the importance of program assessment. 

The planned activities proposed last year will be continued this year.  The department did submit a request to hire an APT position to assist with undergraduate/graduate advising and program assessment, however, this hiring request was not approved by CTAHR administration for the current year.  The department will likely submit a similar request for this year's hiring round.