Unit: History
Program: History (MA)
Degree: Master's
Date: Mon Aug 27, 2012 - 2:16:38 pm

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

MA Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

1) Students can demonstrate an understanding of the theories and methodologies of the discipline of history.

2) Students can demonstrate a critical understanding of the historiography of their fields of specialization.

3) Students can conduct original research based on primary sources.

4) Students can write expository prose and orally present their ideas at an advanced level.

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

Department Website URL: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/history/graduate
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) Select one option:

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2012:

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) Did your program engage in any program assessment activities between June 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012? (e.g., establishing/revising outcomes, aligning the curriculum to outcomes, collecting evidence, interpreting evidence, using results, revising the assessment plan, creating surveys or tests, etc.)

No (skip to question 14)

6) For the period June 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.


7) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #6.


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


9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)


10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)


11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.


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


13) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries?
This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.


14) If the program did not engage in assessment activities, please explain.
Or, if the program did engage in assessment activities, please add any other important information here.

We developed in the year 2010/11 a four-year Assessment Plan for the MA program. This plan will be implemented from this academic year (2012/13). Details of our plan are as follows:

2012-2013: SLO#4 (fall--MA thesis/ Plan A)

2013-2014: SLO#3 (fall--MA thesis/ Plan A)

2014-2015: SLO#2 (fall--MA thesis/ Plan A)

2015-2016: SLO#1 (fall--MA thesis/ Plan A)

Please note: Currently there are no MA Plan B students enrolled in the Department. Therefore, and as of now, we consider that there is no need for an assessment plan.