Program: American Studies (MA)
Date: Fri Oct 12, 2012 - 9:50:09 am
1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.
- · Broad knowledge of U.S. history, society, and culture.
- · Understanding of several key disciplinary methods to U.S. history, society, and culture.
- · Critical analysis and writing skills.
- · Independent research skills involving primary sources.
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: NA
3) Select one option:
- File (03/16/2020)
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.
Assess the degree to with which students are meeting the program's overall SLOs and whether students are making adequate progress toward degree.
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.
Each student is assigned to a faculty advisor who, after meeting with the student at least once during the semester, submits end-of-year progress report on the student's performance during the academic year and overall progress toward degree.
In addition, the results of Plan A thesis and Plan B exams serve as assessment tools for all SLOs.
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
All (11) faculty serve as advisors for students and they all submit the end-of-year progress report for each student. We have a standardized form for the progress report.
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)
Other: Graduate Chair
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.
Overall, students are achieving the department's general SLOs.
Progress toward the degree varies; for students who are not progressing as expected, faculty advisors are providing additional mentoring and/or advising them to take a leave of absence until the circumstances hindering their progress are cleared.
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
We are planning to have a meeting of all the faculty at the end of each semester where we discuss the progress of all registered students. We also discuss curricular and other issues pertaining to SLOs in our faculty meetings on a regular basis.