Unit: Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology
Program: Developmental & Reproductive Biology (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Tue Oct 15, 2013 - 11:30:20 am

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

At the completion of the Developmental and Reproductive Biology Graduate Program, the doctoral candidate will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge to effectively teach classes in biomedical sciences.

2.  Demonstrate mastery of  evaluating scientific publications, including: techniques for searching the literature; applying principles of measurement; and interpretation of the findings reported in scientific publications.

3. Prepare and present reports on their work at seminars or meetings of scientific societies.

4. Demonstrate the ability to formulate testable hypotheses, and design experiments to accurately test the hypothesis utilizing sound principles of scientific experimentation and research.  

5. Generate new experimental data that addresses a specific hypothesis.

6.  Publish at least one (M.S.) or two (Ph.D.) scientific manuscripts.

Assessments Tools:

1.    Student and faculty evaluations of TAs or of faculty who graduated from our program.

2.    Assessment tools used to contribute to the formulation of the grade for DRB 614.

3.    Presentations accepted for national meetings and for MS-A and PhD proposals.

4.    Assessment of proposals students make for MS-A or PhD.

5.    Completion of MS-A or PhD

6.    Publications.

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

Department Website URL: http://www3.jabsom.hawaii.edu/Grad_DRB/index.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online: http://www3.jabsom.hawaii.edu/Grad_DRB/students.html
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Our program is too young for PhD assessment.  We are only now graduating our first students.  Also, since all doctoral candidates are required to complete the Masters degree, first, the courses that they take are assessed in the masters degree analyasis.