Unit: Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences
Program: Nutrition (PhD)
Degree: Doctorate
Date: Wed Oct 16, 2013 - 1:47:31 pm

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

The PhD program in Nutrition is designed to prepare future leaders and innovators who can expand our knowledge about food and health, solve nutrition-related problems, propose effective nutrition policies, guide new product and service development, and be effective researchers, communicators and educators.  To ensure that graduates are prepared for these roles, students will be expected to demonstrate:

  • comprehensive understanding of core nutrition knowledge
  • advanced scholarship in a specialty area (i.e. expertise in a least one overlapping biomedical discipline e.g. biochemistry, physiology, cell and molecular biology, food science/functional foods, epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, etc)
  • appropriate exposure to social and career-building disciplines (e.g. education, communications, information technology, technical  writing, social sciences, etc)
  • ability to conduct original scholarly research, develop skills in research methodologies and grant writing, understand research ethics, and effectively dissemination research findings via peer-reviewed publications, seminars and practical applications such as teaching.

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

Department Website URL: http://www2.ctahr.hawaii.edu/depart/hnfas/degrees/grad/NUTRphd.html
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online:
UHM Catalog. Page Number: 340
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online:
Other:
Other:

3) Select one option:

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2012:

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.

0%
1-50%
51-80%
81-99%
100%

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.)

Yes
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.

SKIP

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.

SKIP

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

SKIP

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

SKIP

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

SKIP

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

SKIP

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

SKIP

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.

SKIP

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.

I am a new PhD Program Chair (2 weeks), and have no information about any assessment activities last year.  I look forward to working with you.