Unit: Music
Program: Music (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Mon Oct 14, 2013 - 12:29:37 pm

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

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of research, scholarly reading comprehension and writing techniques.

2. Produce original scholarship (including research and music) at advanced levels.

3. Gain the skills, knowledge, and training necessary for professional teaching at the university level. 

4. Express advanced ideas in respective areas of music history, literature, theory, and education.

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

Department Website URL: http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmmusic/about/about.htm#SLO
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
Other: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/assessment/archive/pdf/2005/2005Music.pdf

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.

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.