Program: Earth and Planetary Sciences (MS)
Date: Tue Oct 13, 2009 - 9:17:28 am
1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).
- Acquire knowledge and skills that will enable her or him to advance the state of the Earth sciences and their application to societal problems.
- Evaluate the hypotheses, methods, results and conclusions of published literature relevant to a chosen scientific problem.
- Define an appropriate and tractable thesis objective, in consultation with his or her advisor.
- Present and defend her or his scientific findings in front of a public audience.
- Write a thesis which documents his or her contribution to the field.
2) Where are your program's SLOs published?
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: NA
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: NA
3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.
4) What percentage of courses have the course SLOs explicitly stated on the course syllabus, department website, or other publicly available document? (Check one)
5) State the SLO(s) that was Assessed, Targeted, or Studied
All SLO's are a focus of our curriculum.
6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity
Are SLO's being achieved?
7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered
Specific evaluation of SLO's is accomplished with each student. Exit interviews, annual interviews, and other efforts.
8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed
Through many types of interaction among faculty in the form of departmental meetings, research committees, annual assessments, departmental chair reviews, each student meets with a faculty committee annually.
9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected
too many to say.
10) Summarize the Actual Results
GG grads have graduation rate of nearly 100% and employment level of nearly 100%.
11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results
committee, monthly faculty meetings
12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries
GG graduate program is very successful - more formalized tracking of student progress is catching the few students that lag behind
13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results
this is accomplished through annual departmental committee work.
14) Reflect on the Assessment Process
exit interviews reflect high student satisfaction with their experience here.