Program: English (PhD)
Date: Sun Oct 11, 2009 - 3:11:44 pm
1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).
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: 115
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:
Other: English Department Mission Statement and Strategic Plan, p. 2 at http://www.english.hawaii.edu/users
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
No PhD SLOs were assessed in 2008-2009.
6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity
7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered
8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed
9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected
10) Summarize the Actual Results
11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results
12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries
13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results
14) Reflect on the Assessment Process
15) Other Important Information
At the end of the spring 2009 semester, the Department initiated two policy changes that will impact indirect assessment of the program in the years to come:
1. student evaluations of all graduate courses may now be examined and assessed by the Graduate Chair as well as the Department Chairs, and the Grad Chair's review of the evaluations may be taken into acccount in assigning courses in the future
2. syllabi for all courses must be submitted to the Chair on a semesterly basis; The Department Assessment Committee will be reviewing them this semester and hereafter to see whether or not basic minima for syllabi are being met and whether or not course SLOs appear.
Another indirect assessment activity derives from the College-wide survey of graduating B.A.s, M.A.s, and Ph.D.s in English that was initiated in Spring 2009. Student reponses will be disseminated to the Department and all programs will be asked to take them into account in assessing strengths and weaknesses of the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs as seen by recent graduates.