Program: Korean (BA)
Date: Tue Oct 16, 2012 - 8:11:33 pm
1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.
[SLO1: ORAL] Engage in oral communication in Korean in various social contexts, in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways.
[SLO2: READING] Read and comprehend texts written in Korean from a variety of genres and contexts (e.g., newspapers, essay collections, novels).
[SLO3: WRITING] Apply critical thinking and rhetorical skills to produce coherent written works and presentations in both English and Korean.
[SLO4: RESEARCH] Use a variety of Korean reference works and sources, including dictionaries and encyclopedias both in book form and on the Internet.
[SLO5: RESEARCH] Conduct independent research on topics in Korean literature and/or linguistics, and effectively communicate the results.
[SLO6: LINGUISTICS] Demonstrate an understanding of phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics through analysis of words, phrases, and clauses from authentic Korean samples.
[SLO7: LITERATURE] Identify and describe major authors, works, features, forms, and styles of Korean literature, both pre-modern and modern.
[SLO8: LITERATURE] Analyze and interpret works of Korean poetry, prose, and drama, read both in translation and in the original Korean, using terms appropriate to each genre.
[SLO9: LITERATURE] Situate and evaluate Korean literature in its social, historical, intellectual, and religious contexts.
[SLO FLAGSHIP1: SPEAKING] Engage in oral communication in Korean in various social contexts, in linguistically and culturally appropriate ways
[SLO FLAGSHIP2: SPEAKING] Express opinions and ideas by using professional-level vocabulary and formal expressions
[SLO FLAGSHIP3: READING] Read and comprehend professional-level Korean materials from a variety of genres and contexts (e.g., newspaper or internet articles, books, etc.)
[SLO FLAGSHIP4: LISTENING] Listen, comprehend and analyze Korean audio/video materials from a variety of genres and contexts (e.g., news, documentary, talk shows, etc.)
[SLO FLAGSHIP5: WRITING] Apply critical thinking and rhetorical skills to produce coherent written works and presentations in Korean only
[SLO FLAGSHIP6: RESEARCH] Use a variety of Korean reference works and sources, including dictionaries and encyclopedias both in book form and on the Internet
[SLO FLAGSHIP7: RESEARCH] Conduct independent research on students’ major-related topics in Korean, and effectively communicate the results
2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.
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.hawaii.edu/eall/kor/courses.html
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.
Q1: To what degree, do students graduating from the Korean BA program think they can perform the SLOs? (Indirect assessment involving all SLOs)
Q2: What are the strengths of the program and how can we help the students to better achieve the SLOs?
Q3: At what level, do senior students majoring in the Korean BA program speak Korean? (Direct assessment of speaking skills –SLO1)
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.
[Flagship] For the period June 1, 2011 to May 30, 2012, six Flagship graduates came out (four in Summer, 2011, one in Fall, 2011, and one in Spring, 2012). Korean Flagship’s goal prepares American students to function in Korean as professionals in their chosen academic or professional fields. They all particiated in LLL-sponsored OPIs except for one who did not come back to Hawaii after the overseas component: Two advanced mid and three advanced high.
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
Evidence 1: Student self-ratings and opinions (Collected as part of the College of LLL Online Student Exit Survey)
Evidence 2: Oral proficiency tests conducted and rated by certified ACTFL OPI tester to 19 students taking KOR 402 (Spring 2011).
Evidence 3: Oral proficiency tests conducted and rated by certified ACTFL OPI testers (During the AY 2011-2012, Korean Language Flagship Center had 7 faculty with Oral proficiency interview (OPI) training. One of them is a certified ACTFL OPI tester. All the students in the Flagship program were interviewed by the Flagship faculty members on a regular basis.
9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)
Ad hoc faculty group
Persons or organization outside the university
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)
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.
Korean BA exit survey results are available from the department upon request.
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
The Korean section faculty will have a discussion on the results during the faculty meetings.
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.
At present, there are 59 Korean BA majors including 46 BA Flagship students. In order to better serve their interests and needs, we have improved on faculty advising. All I-2 and above faculty are now advising our majors. Under the new advising system, each faculty member advises 8-12 students regularly. The 46 Flagship students are currently advised by two full-time Flagship Center faculty.
-It is important to promote research activities in our upper-level courses where substantial use of the target language is required (See SLOs 4&5). It’s one of the institutional goals to promote undergraduate research. We will be discussing the possibility of developing a capstone procedure where student senior work is produced in a designated capstone course and evaluated by the instructor and his/her advisor.
- [Flagship] UHM’s Korean Language Flagship Center launched a Bachelor of Arts degree in "Korean for Professionals" program in 2008. Three Flagship students with a Bachelor of Arts degree in "Korean for Professionals graduated in Spring 2011; four Flagship students in Summer 2011, one in Fall 2011, and one in Spring 2012.