Program: Food Science (MS)
Date: Fri Oct 11, 2013 - 10:44:40 am
1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.
a. Demonstrate mastery of fundamental knowledge in the field of food science.
b. Demonstrate advanced scholarship in their specialty area in the field of food science.
c. Communicate both orally and in writing at a high level of proficiency.
d. Conduct and interpret food research.
e. Function as a professional in their chosen discipline.
2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.
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:
3) Select one option:
- File (03/16/2020)
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.
To evaluate whether the student has a mastery of fundamental knowledge in Food Science, and can express this knowledge orally in a professional manner.
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.
Candidacy examination is used for the assessment. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in three areas including Food Chemistry, Food Microbiology, and Food Processing/Engineering. The examination consists of three written and one oral sections.
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
Three students were evaluated by the candidiacy examination administered by three core graduate faculty members.
9) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)
Ad hoc faculty group
Persons or organization outside the university
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)
10) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)
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.
All three students passed the candidacy exam, one with a condition for how to overcome weakness in oral communiation. The student was asked to give a presentation at a professional meeting.
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
The exam committee discussed students' strength and weakness. The results will be reported as evidence of program quality to the Graduate Division.
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.
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.