Unit: Earth Sciences
Program: Geology & Geophysics (BS, BA Geology)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Thu Oct 10, 2013 - 5:23:46 pm

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

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students can explain the relevance of geology and geophysics to human needs, including those appropriate to Hawaii, and be able to discuss issues related to geology and its impact on society and planet Earth.
  2. Students can apply technical knowledge of relevant knowledge base, theory, laboratory methods, field methods, computer applications and the supporting disciplines (math, physics, chemistry, biology) to solve real-world problems in geology and geophysics.
  3. Students use the scientific method to define, critically analyze, and solve a problem in earth science.
  4. Students can reconstruct, clearly and ethically, geological knowledge in both oral presentations and written reports.
  5. Students can evaluate, interpret, and summarize the basic principles of geology and geophysics, including the fundamental tenets of the sub-disciplines, and their context in relationship to other core sciences, to explain complex phenomena in geology and geophysics.

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

Department Website URL: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/academics/gg_academics.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/resources/gg_documents.html
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/resources/docs/gg-undergrad-SLO_Master_Checklist_Final.pdf
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: Yes,required of all syllabi distributed to students
Other:
Other:

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.

0%
1-50%
51-80%
81-99%
100%

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.)

Yes
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.

SKIP

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.

SKIP

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

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9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

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10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

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11) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #6:
Summarize the actual results.

SKIP

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

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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.

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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.

The GG dept. curriculum committee established that prior year's evaluations of assessment (including detailed student questionnaires in the prior 2 years) were adequate for now and that the topic would be reviseted in a couple of years time, giving it time to focus on graduate degree SLOs..