Program: Anthropology (PhD)
Date: Wed Nov 20, 2013 - 2:57:03 pm
1) Below are your program's student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.
1. Gain in-depth knowledge of anthropological theory in major areas of literature pertinent to research interests
2. Acquire competence in advanced methods in a selected subfield of anthropological research
3. Gain an understanding of the ethical dimensions of community-based research
4. Acquire knowledge of research through the design and conduct of an original research project
5. Develop the skills to present and publish original research
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:
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.
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.)
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.
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 PhD program needs much more time to review, discuss, and design how the assessment for the PhD degree candidate or recipient can be meaningfully implemented. The PhD work in our department is not course-based, it is tailored around individual conadidates' comprehensive study and examination on specialized areas of anthropology plus highly specialized and particulaized fieldwork topics and dissertation. How to assess this learning outcome is difficult, all agree. We have a long way to go before we get to that stage of the process.