Unit: East Asian Languages & Literatures
Program: East Asian Lang & Lit: Korean (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Wed Oct 23, 2013 - 12:45:40 pm

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

[Ph.D. in Korean Language and Linguistics]

1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge about the field, especially in areas of their expertise and its connection of related areas of research

2. Evaluate the purposes, approaches, designs, and analyses of published research in areas of their expertise

3. Produce scholarly work at the level of quality adequate for publication

4. Establish membership in their field and develop their presence in that discipline

5. Design and teach graduate-level courses in the areas of their specialization

6. Handle a job interview and job talk

[Ph.D. in Korean Literature]

[In addition to the M. A. SLOs,] recipients of the Ph.D. in Korean literature should be able to: 

1.  Demonstrate an understanding of current secondary literature in the field by critically engaging the arguments of major scholars.

2. Produce a significant and original contribution to current scholarly discourse in his/her area of specialization.

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

Department Website URL: www.hawaii.edu/eall
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

3) Select one option:

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2013:

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, 2012 and September 30, 2013? (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, 2012 to September 30, 2013: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

All SLOs were targeted.

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.

1. Dissertation/comprehensive exams.   All PhD programs include dissertation and comprehensive examination. In addition to the graduate programs, especially those in PhD programs, encourage their students to present their work at national and international conferences.

2. Participation in the College of LLL student exit survey (satisfaction with the program, learning outcomes in terms of publications and conference presentations, plans after graduation, suggestions for program improvement). 

In AY 2012-2013, a total of 2 out of 3 raduating PhD students in Korean responded to the survey.

3. Monitoring postgraduate professional activities and achievements. The department's Graduate Student Services Specialist makes use of limited time and resources to monitor postgraduate professional activities and achievements.  This information is compiled and published each semester in a newsletter which is distributed to faculty, graduate students, and interested community members as well as to peer programs at other institutions, and posted on the department website.

Link to the EALL newsletters: http://www.hawaii.edu/eall/nl/index.html

List of recent dissertations: http://www.hawaii.edu/eall/kor/diss.html

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

Participation in the College of LLL student exit survey (satisfaction with the program, learning outcomes in terms of publications and conference presentations, plans after graduation, suggestions for program improvement).  In AY 2012-2013 2 out of 3 PhD students in Korean Linguistics responded to the survey (67% response rate). 

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.

In pursuit of excellence in research and teaching, the UH Korean Section has strived for program development and diversity, innovative curricula, tailored advising and dedicated services, professional development, and numerous other efforts. The outcome of such effort is comprehensive and highly productive Korean programs that have grown rapidly with clear objectives. The exit surveys reflect students' satisfaction with the program and curriculum, while the assessment results validate effective teaching and learning approach. 

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

The following program modifications were made based on information gathered about our students' learning experiences and outcomes: 

1. We will make the information about our graduate courses more available to our students (e.g., post them on the department website)  

2.  We have changed some of the procedures for the qualifying examination requirement for PhD students in Korean Linguistics.

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.

We will develop strategies for improving the response rate of the exit survey.

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.

 In order to better respond to the internal and external needs for assessment, the EALL Assessment Committee has been formed.