Unit: Natural Resources & Environmental Management
Program: Natural Resources & Environmental Mgt (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Sat Oct 15, 2011 - 1:32:34 pm

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

1. acquire skills to solve Natural Resource and Environmental Management problems

2. acquire quantitative reasoning and critical thinking

3. communicate effectively both orally and in writing

4. acquire practical experience to be job ready

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

Department Website URL: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/academics/downloads/Grad_Stud_Guide_Augut_15_09_Version.pdf
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: http://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/nrem/academics/master.html
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 349-350
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 have not collected new evidence since discussion of 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)

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.

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 crutial for 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 NREM department with a well-received presentation/discussion on the importance of program assessment.

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.