Unit: Music
Program: Music (MA, MMus)
Degree: Master's
Date: Fri Oct 14, 2011 - 3:33:24 pm

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

Master of Music Degree

Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an advanced level of technical skill on an instrument or voice, an advanced ability to perform in an ensemble, advanced levels of confidence and stage presence, and aesthetic judgment at a professional level. (Performance Skills)
2. Demonstrate an acute ability to hear, analyze, read, and write music at an advanced level. (Advanced Musicianship and Theory)
3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of music literature.
4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research, scholarly reading comprehension and writing techniques.

Master of Arts in Musicology

Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an ability to assemble, study, and evaluate resources for research.
2. Demonstrate an ability to comprehend and synthesize advanced ideas in scholarly writing.
3. Generate advanced research on an original topic.

Master of Arts in Ethonomusicology

1) to provide the student with a strong background in the history and current issues of the field;
2) to instill understanding at a general level of musical genres and concepts about music from a representative selection of the world’s peoples as well as an in-depth understanding of one or two specific cultures;
3) to develop the bibliographic, musical and fieldwork/inter-personal skills necessary to produce successful research in the field, and
4) to train the student to apply effectively current methodologies and theoretical approaches to the study of world musics. 

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

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/about/about.htm#SLO
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: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/assessment/archive/pdf/2005/2005Music.pdf

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.

The SLOs in the MA and MM degree are designed to assess a student's potential for success in the field of professional music. Students are assessed through written and oral examinations and assignments, public performances, and juried performances. Results are used to assess both student and department (program) success. All graduate SLOs were targeted. These SLOs continue to be under revision.

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.

Students are assessed through written and oral examinations and assignments, public performances, and juried performances. 

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

All graduate information is currently being examined as we go through our national accreditation process through NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). We are putting together figures and statistics and hope to have a complete report soon.

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)

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)

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

Graduate students are making satisfactory progress toward their respective degrees. The faculty continues to be pleased by student success.

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

Students are assessed to determine progress in the degree as well as potential for success in the field. The faculty continues to examine student success as it relates to program success.

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.

Several areas hope to examine graduate curricula as they correspond to the national standards outlined by NASM. We expect to have more conclusive information as we continue this process.

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.

See previous question- we are evaluating and assessing our curricula as we prepare for our NASM re-accreditation.