Program: Linguistics (PhD)
Date: Fri Oct 23, 2009 - 3:54:41 pm
1) List your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs).
2) Where are your program's SLOs published?
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: www.ling.hawaii.edu/graduate/pdfs/PhDmanual.pdf
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:
3) Upload your program's current curriculum map(s) as a PDF.
- File (03/16/2020)
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
Knowledge of basic areas of the discipline and research skills
6) State the Assessment Question(s) and/or Goal(s) of Assessment Activity
How well the student has developed independent research skills.
7) State the Type(s) of Evidence Gathered
--Results of performance in courses
--Performance on two publishable working papers, including defense
--Performance on comprehensive examinations
--Performance on dissertation proposal
--Performance on dissertation
--Responses on exit survey
8) State How the Evidence was Interpreted, Evaluated, or Analyzed
The entire faculty meets once a year to consider the accumulated evidence (see question 7) with regards to the performance of individual students currently in the program and to consider the feed back gathered from graduating students via the exit survey (again, see question 7).
9) State How Many Pieces of Evidence Were Collected
Over the course of a student's program, we gather the following types of evidence:
--performance in graduate courses (typically 6 courses a year)
--performance on two working papers and the associated defenses, evaluated by a committee of 2 faculty members.
--performance on comprehensive exams (3 areas), evaluated by a committee of 5 faculty members.
--performance on dissertation proposal, evaluated by a committee of 5 faculty members.
--performance on dissertation proposal, evaluated by a committee of 5 faculty members
--responses on exit survey, made available to the entire faculty.
10) Summarize the Actual Results
11) Briefly Describe the Distribution and Discussion of Results
The results are available to the entire faculty and are discussed during a half-day meeting that enjoys a very high rate of attendance and participation.
12) Describe Conclusions and Discoveries
13) Use of Results/Program Modifications: State How the Program Used the Results --or-- Explain Planned Use of Results
The conclusions described in the answer to question 13 were implemented.
14) Reflect on the Assessment Process
We are pleased with the way things are going.