Unit: Languages & Literatures of Europe and the Americas
Program: Classics (BA)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 12, 2012 - 4:45:35 pm

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

SLO 1: Demonstrate an ability to read and understand a variety of classical literary texts in the target language (i.e., ancient Greek or classical Latin).

SLO 2: Demonstrate a knowledge of vocabulary items, grammatical constructions, and inflections found on the average page of a classical literary text.

SLO 3: Demonstrate a familiarity with the styles of authors in the major genres of prose (e.g., history, philosophy, novel) and poetry (e.g., epic, lyric, drama).

SLO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of the classical literary texts in a historical context and an understanding of cultural information about the Greeks and Romans.

SLO 5: Demonstrate an ability to conduct research on classical subjects by using different reference works and sources.

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

Department Website URL: We are in the process of modifying our Department web page and are planning to include our divisional 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: We are in the process of modifying our course syllabi, information brochure.

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.)

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)

10) 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)

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.

The Classics Department was informed this past semester by the office of the Dean of LLL that the annual assessment questionnaire distributed by their office would be discontinued for the two year language requirement for both Greek and Latin.  

We are in the process of developing a BA Classics program questionnaire that we will use for future assessment decisions.  In the meantime, we, the Classics faculty, are continuing discussions within our department about our curriculum and program.

We are also exploring the feasibility of an ePortfolio requirement for our majors, and revising our curriculum map.