Unit: Communicology
Program: Communicology (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Mon Oct 31, 2011 - 10:44:32 am

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

1 To understand the central functions of human communication: message processing, relational communication, and social influence.

2 To develop an integrated and systematic understanding of the human communication process.

3 To be able to apply communication principles in their profession of future graduate study toward the Ph.D.

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

Department Website URL:
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: NA
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: NA
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.

No map submitted.

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

In 2010 we conducted a survey of all of our MA graduates from the past 20 years (since the current MA program began in 1990). We collected data on their professional lives and their attitudes and perceptions of the (then) Speech Department graduate program. The comprehensive results are still available in PDF form via a link found on the 2010 assessment results page. At this point with very few new graduates there is little to add to the 2010 comprehensive assessment venture. We could only add that one of our 2010 MA graduates has moved to the PhD program in Communication at Michigan State University (among the top, perhaps the top Communication department in the country). Three more former MA students were tenured this past year at their respective universities.