Unit: Travel Industry Management
Program: Travel Industry Mgt (MS)
Degree: Master's
Date: Tue Oct 08, 2013 - 3:41:19 pm

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

TIM school finally initiated meetings to develop student learning objectives (SLOs) for Master's program in TIM School. Below is the draft MS program SLOs. 

List your program’s student learning objectives (SLOs).

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the fundamental concepts, theories, practices, methodologies and techniques specific travel industry management.
  2. Effectively communicate orally at a high level of proficiency in the field of travel industry management.
  3. Effectively communicate in writing at a high level of proficiency in the field of travel industry management.
  4. Conduct research or professional studies, including creative works in the field of travel industry management. (critical thinking, quantitative skills, detail, original thinking, creativity)
  5. Function as a professional in the travel industry.

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

Department Website URL:
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:

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.

The assessment goals for 2012-2013 school year were to refine the SLOs and curriculum map for our MS program and to test a round of assessment.

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.

After finalizing SLOs and the curriculum map, we decided to assess three pieces of evidence, past professional paper and thesis, to understand current level of student learning.

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

For refining SLOs and curriculum map, all the graduate faculty members in TIM School participated in the process. For assessing sample professional paper and thesis, we chose most recent graduate's thesis and two professional papers so that they reflect our most current level of student learning. Three graduate faculty members who did not advise those sample papers participated in reviewing the papers.

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.

Three of the five learning objectives were assessed based on students’ performance in the three papers. The SLOs we focused on this time were mastery over concepts and theories, effective communication,  and research capabilities. Students’ performance in all three objectives was either satisfactory or above satisfactory. In addition, one specific comment from one faculty member who evaluated the paper was to develop a standard format of TIM school’s thesis and professional paper so the final product is professional in appearance and/or suitable for publication.

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

An additional information was added to the thesis and professional paper guideline. The information was based on UH Manoa formatting guidelinline for thesis and dissertation. Starting with this guideline, we will see how students' final product (professional paper or thesis) will become in line with the standard format and improve/revise as we see the need.

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.

It is noted that most students in TIM MS program in the past chose plan B (professional paper).

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.