Unit: Family & Consumer Sciences
Program: Human Development & Family Studies (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 11, 2013 - 2:24:02 pm

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

Students completing the FAMR degree are expected to achieve the following goals and objectives:

Goal 1: Acquire a knowledge base in human development.

Objective 1. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of stages, processes, and ranges of typical human development

Goal 2: Acquire a knowledge base in family science and resource management.

Objective 1. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of family diversity in the global community.
Objective 2. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of family resource management processes.

Goal 3: Acquire a knowledge base of the community context in which family functioning and development take place.

Objective 1. Demonstrate criterion level knowledge of the effects of context (social, economic, political, historical, and cultural environment) on family functioning and development.

Goal 4: Acquire professional skills

Objective 1. Demonstrate criterion level skills in written communication.
Objective 2. Demonstrate criterion level skills in oral communication.
Objective 3. Demonstrate a basic level of computer literacy.
Objective 4. Demonstrate basic competence in “helping” skills.
Objective 5. Demonstrate basic research skills.

Goal 5: Apply knowledge and professional skills to address issues encountered in professional settings.

Objective 1. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities.
Objective 2. Demonstrate commitment to professional values and ethical behavior.
Objective 3. Demonstrate a satisfactory level of preparation for the world of work and responsibility for continued professional growth.

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

Department Website URL: http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/schoolscolleges/ctahr/consumer.htm
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: http://www.catalog.hawaii.edu/schoolscolleges/ctahr/consumer.htm#famr
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.

FAMR courses and assignments helped me …

20.    develop my writing skills.  (no, yes)                                                                                

21.    develop oral communication skills; to speak more effectively.  (no, yes)           

22.    develop critical thinking and problem solving skills.  (no, yes)                              

23.    understand concepts in human/family development.  (no, yes) 

24.    understand concepts in family management & financial planning.  (no, yes)      

25.    understand and evaluate research in family & consumer sciences.  (no, yes)   

26.    develop and evaluate research-based programs.  (no, yes)                                    

27.    appreciate/respect individual differences; diversity of backgrounds.  (no, yes)         

28.    explore diverse professional opportunities in FAMR.  (no, yes)                   

29.     grow as a person.  (no, yes)       

Next, give us an honest self-assessment of your computer skills: (weak, adequate, strong)

34.    PowerPoint                                                                                

35.    Spreadsheet (Excel)                                                                   

36.    Data analysis (SPSS)                                                                 

37.    Graphics                                                                                    

38.    Reference (library) databases (PsycINFO, ERIC, etc.)               

39.    Statistical databases (Kids Count, Census Bureau, etc.)             

40.    Have you ever used library resources to write a review of the empirical literature? (no, yes)

Please note that the survey contains more questions to assess the program and are available upon request.

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.

Survey (exit survey to our graduating majors in Spring semester, 2013)

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

forty (40)

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.

Objectives were met at 80% or higher, except to those related to specific software

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

  • Development of Master's program
  • Continue monitoring department progress
  • Development of additional assessment tools and piloting of such tools

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.