Program: Music (MA, MMus)
Date: Mon Oct 14, 2013 - 12:27:03 pm
1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.
Master of Music Degree
Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an advanced level of technical skill on an instrument or voice, an advanced ability to perform in an ensemble, advanced levels of confidence and stage presence, and aesthetic judgment at a professional level. (Performance Skills)
2. Demonstrate an acute ability to hear, analyze, read, and write music at an advanced level. (Advanced Musicianship and Theory)
3. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of music literature.
4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research, scholarly reading comprehension and writing techniques.
Master of Arts in Musicology
Students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an ability to assemble, study, and evaluate resources for research.
2. Demonstrate an ability to comprehend and synthesize advanced ideas in scholarly writing.
3. Generate advanced research on an original topic.
Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology
1) to provide the student with a strong background in the history and current issues of the field;
2) to instill understanding at a general level of musical genres and concepts about music from a representative selection of the world’s peoples as well as an in-depth understanding of one or two specific cultures;
3) to develop the bibliographic, musical and fieldwork/inter-personal skills necessary to produce successful research in the field, and
4) to train the student to apply effectively current methodologies and theoretical approaches to the study of world musics.
Master of Arts in Music Education
Graduate students pursuing the Master of Arts degree in music education will develop and expand their:
1. knowledge of the theoretical, historical, pedagogical, and psychological foundations of music teaching and learning.
2. skills and knowledge concerning the fundamentals of research in the field of music education.
3. general musicianship through the selection of elective coursework.
2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: NA
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.
We are still in the process of completing our national accreditation with NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). Throughout the past year, we have continued to rework and revise our curricula to align with their standards. We have made slight adjustments here and there, but our general curricula have remained the same.
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.
Evidence gathered includes student success in individual courses and in respective degrees; exit interviews with students; post-graduation professional activity.
8) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.
Every faculty member submits assessment evidence through performance juries and public performances or though academic evaluation. Because the data is artistic in nature, it is basically assessed as pass or fail, both on the part of the students and on the part of the faculty.
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.
We are pleased with the progress of our department and the high standards we continue to pursue. NASM reports have been received in a positive manner, and we look forward to finishing the accreditation process.
12) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.
Again, we hope to complete the requirements for NASM.
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.
Our assessment efforts helped us greatly in our pursuit of accreditation. Curriculum maps show a clear path for each degree, and we were able to successfully link each of our department SLOs to NASM standards.