2019 Poster Exhibit

On April 5, 2019, the Campus Center Executive Dining Room was abuzz with excitement when the Assessment Office of the University of Hawaii at Mānoa (UHM) hosted the 2019 Assessment for Curricular Improvement Poster Exhibit from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. The exhibit featured 17 posters prepared by UH Mānoa faculty and staff who presented program assessment for the purpose of improving student learning.

With a total of 104 participants attending the event, this might just be the biggest poster exhibit event the Assessment Office has organized so far. Attendees came to talk story with the presenters, learn more about their departments’ assessment processes, and enjoyed the yummy refreshments. Provost Michael S. Bruno gave a welcoming remark, acknowledging the importance of such events in the university’s overall goal of improving student outcomes. Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Laura Lyons hosted the poster awards ceremony.

The event evaluation results suggest that the exhibit was successful, with an overwhelming majority of respondents (96%) reporting that the event had achieved the intended learning outcomes. One respondent commended the event as a “great interdisciplinary initiative giving us the arena to share our struggles”. Overall, the event was a great success, and the Assessment Office would like to thank everyone involved for being part of our event this year. All poster PDFs are now available for view below. See you again next year!

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Poster Awards

Best Poster Design:

Best Faculty Engagement Strategies:

Best Use of Assessment for Improvement:


Berez-Kroeker, Andrea; Drager, Katie; and McDonnell, Bradley (Linguistics) – Overhauling the comprehensive exam in the Department of Linguistics: First steps

Buente, Wayne; Kim, Ji Young; Bergstrom, Kelly; Buskirk, Patricia; Kramer, Hanae; Moody, Marc; Neo, Rachel; and Schimmel, Scott (Communication) – Advancing Learning in the Communication BA through ePortfolios (Awarded Best Faculty Engagement Strategies)

Esquivel, Monica and Lau, Tina (Dietetics) – Streamlining student learning outcome assessment through ePortfolios in Dietetics Program

Fong, Sheri and Wong, Vanessa (John A. Burns School of Medicine, or JABSOM) – Content Maps of Health Care Problems in the Pre-clerkship Curriculum: Monitoring Themes, Gaps, Redundancies and Accreditation Requirements
(Awarded Best Poster Design)

Goo-Yoshino, Shari and Taniguchi, Lisa (Communication Sciences and Disorders) – Using a Systematic Process to Develop a Method for Assessment of Professionalism in Speech-Language Pathology Graduate Students

Guidry, Michael and Hill, Yao (Global Environmental Science) – Improving Oral Communication of Undergraduate Research Results (Awarded Best Poster Design, Best Use of Assessment for Improvement)

Julien-Chinn, Francie (School of Social Work) – Strengthening the Child and Family Specialization Curriculum through Developing Standard, Explicit, and Sustainable Assessments and Outcomes

Kishida, Jennifer and Guo, Jing (School of Social Work) – Improving Qualifying Exam Performance—From Assessment Data to Curriculum Alignment

Kurasaki, Ryan (Molecular Biosciences & BioEngineering) – Scaffolding and Assessing Engineering Design: Effecting Program Change from Course Innovations (Awarded Best Poster Design, Best Use of Assessment for Improvement)

Lau, Melinda and Ching, Penny (Dental Hygiene) – Pediatric Dental Care Curriculum Component Integrated in the Existing Dental Hygiene Program

Maemori, Kathy and Chinen, Verna (Communication Sciences and Disorders) – Standardizing admission process to defy the “crystal ball” in student selection to Communication Sciences and Disorders’ Master Program

Nishimura, Stephanie and Omori, Jill (John A. Burns School of Medicine, or JABSOM) – JABSOM Medical Education: A Systematic Review Process for a Medical Education Curriculum

Ryan, Cari and Beaule, Christine (General Education) – Developing an Alignment Framework to Support General Education

Smith, Celia and Lemus, Judy (Marine Biology) – Revising the oral comprehensive exam in the UHM Marine Biology Graduate Program (Awarded Best Faculty Engagement Strategies)

Van Duser, Kyle (First year Programs) – Scholarships as a Retention Tool

Yang, Seung; Chen, Jessie; and Litton, Creighton (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) – Using Data to Promote Awareness of and Participation in Undergraduate Research & Creative Works

Zaleski, Halina (Animal Sciences) – Using Field Supervisor Evaluations for Assessment