Unit: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Program: Civil Engineering (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 04, 2013 - 9:58:22 am

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

The student learning outcomes (SLOs), also known as program outcomes, describe a skill set that students are expected to have at the time of graduation. The SLOs are:

a. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and

b. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze
and interpret data

c. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet
desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic,
environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety,
manufacturability and sustainability

d. an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

e. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

f. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

g. an ability to communicate effectively

h. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering
solutions in a global, economic, societal, and environmental context

i. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, life-long

j. a knowledge of contemporary issues

k. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering
tools necessary for engineering practice, particularly recognizing the
integral role of computers in engineering and the rapid expansion of
resources on the internet.

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

Department Website URL: http://www.cee.hawaii.edu/
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: NA
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:

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 outcomes have been assessed in at least two core courses (or National Exams).

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.

Student performance in project assignments, exams, presentations etc. in various coures was evaluated based on rubrics developed and approved by the ABET committee.

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

Eight faculty members submitted evidence. All students in the classes were included in the assessment, except those who did not pass the course.

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.

The assessment criteria and process were found to be proper and sound. The majority of the students met the criteria of the following outcomes: b, h, i, 

The results of the other outcomes are being analyzed.

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

The results will disseminated to faculty in faculty meetings. The ABET committee will make recommendations on curriculum/course-level changes if necessary.

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.

The assessment procedure was considered to be appropriate and will be followed in future assessment.

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.

All outcomes are to be assessed twice during a 6-year cycle. ABET vist will occur in 2015.