Unit: East Asian Languages & Literatures
Program: Chinese (BA)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Tue Oct 30, 2012 - 11:27:16 am

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

1.       [ORAL]  Engage in oral communication in Chinese in various social contexts, in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways.

2.       [READING]  Read and comprehend texts written in Chinese from a variety of genres and contexts (e.g., newspapers, essay collections, novels).

3.       [WRITING]  Apply critical thinking and rhetorical skills to produce coherent written works and presentations in both English and Chinese.

4.       [RESEARCH]  Use a variety of Chinese reference works and sources, including dictionaries and encyclopedias both in book form and on the internet.

5.       [RESEARCH]  Conduct independent research on topics in Chinese literature and/or linguistics, and effectively communicate the results.

6.       [LINGUISTICS] Demonstrate an understanding of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics through analysis of words, phrases, and clauses from authentic Chinese samples.

7.       [LITERATURE & CULTURE] Identify and describe major authors, works, features, forms, and styles of Chinese literature, both premodern and modern.

8.       [LITERATURE & CULTURE] Analyze and interpret works of Chinese poetry, prose, and drama, read both in translation and in the original Chinese, using terms appropriate to each genre.

9.       [LITERATURE & CULTURE] Situate and evaluate Chinese literature in its social, historical, intellectual, and religious contexts.

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

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/eall/chn/undergrad.html
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: http://www.lll.hawaii.edu/eval/resources5_100200courses.php

3) Select one option:

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) 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.

Due to the unexpected resignations, retirements, and impending new hires, the current shortfall of manpower in the CHN program and section as a whole has made it difficult to move forward with assessment activities. However, the section faculty has begun discussions about the need to completely rethink and restructure the entire Chinese BA curriculum (e.g. changing textbooks and revising current program track) and streamline the graduate course offerings in both the Chinese Language/Linguistics and Chinese Literature program tracks because of the new institutional learning objectives the Manoa Faculty Senate passed last month.