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College: University of Hawaii Maui College
The Fashion Technology Program seeks to be a fundamental resource to the community in soft goods design and construction, by
educating individuals for employment, retraining or entrepreneurship, by responding to the business environment with product support and
trained and trainable students and graduates, by participating in cultural and service projects within and outside the College, and by
contributing to the College’s role in introducing and inspiring the student to challenge, commitment and endurance.
The Fashion Technology Program mission is to provide basic training in soft goods production and fashion design, including the technical
skills required for job entry and retraining for the garment industry, and the upgrading of garment construction, pattern making and current
market skills for individuals and entrepreneurs. "Soft goods" can include, but not limited to, apparel, accessories, textile, embellishment,
jewelry and interior design.
Contribution to UH Maui,College Mission and Vision
The Fashion Technology Program is strongly focused on current learner needs and interests due to the diversity of enrollment and to the
laboratory format requiring students to execute individual projects in every course, which makes personal attention a basic requirement and
benefit of the program. The discussion format of lecture and hands-on lab time promote interaction, sharing of resources and active
Majors Included: FT Program CIP: 19.0902
|Demand Indicators||Program Year||Demand Health Call|
|1||New & Replacement Positions (State)||16||4||4||Unhealthy|
|2||*New & Replacement Positions (County Prorated)||2||0||1|
|3||*Number of Majors||43.5||45.5||40|
|3a||Number of Majors Native Hawaiian||11||12||10|
|3d||Fall Part-Time who are Full-Time in System||0%||0%||0%|
|3g||Spring Part-Time who are Full-Time in System||0%||0%||0%|
|4||SSH Program Majors in Program Classes||402||428||356|
|5||SSH Non-Majors in Program Classes||234||130||103|
|6||SSH in All Program Classes||636||558||459|
|7||FTE Enrollment in Program Classes||21||19||15|
|8||Total Number of Classes Taught||14||12||11|
|Efficiency Indicators||Program Year||Efficiency Health Call|
|9||Average Class Size||15.1||15.7||14.3||Healthy|
|11||FTE BOR Appointed Faculty||1||1||1|
|12||*Majors to FTE BOR Appointed Faculty||43.5||45.5||40|
|13||Majors to Analytic FTE Faculty||28.0||41.0||32.7|
|13a||Analytic FTE Faculty||1.6||1.1||1.2|
|14||Overall Program Budget Allocation||$96,136||$94,422||$95,154|
|14a||General Funded Budget Allocation||$95,835||$88,113||$89,687|
|14b||Special/Federal Budget Allocation||$0||$0||$0|
|14c||Tuition and Fees||$0||$6,302||$5,467|
|15||Cost per SSH||$151||$169||$207|
|16||Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes||2||1||2|
|*Data element used in health call calculation||Last Updated: January 27, 2014|
|Effectiveness Indicators||Program Year||Effectiveness Health Call|
|17||Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher)||74%||73%||68%||Cautionary|
|18||Withdrawals (Grade = W)||12||4||9|
|19||*Persistence Fall to Spring||80.9%||85.7%||72%|
|19a||Persistence Fall to Fall||60.4%|
|20||*Unduplicated Degrees/Certificates Awarded||5||6||7|
|20b||Certificates of Achievement Awarded||2||1||1|
|20c||Advanced Professional Certificates Awarded||0||0||0|
|20d||Other Certificates Awarded||2||0||3|
|21||External Licensing Exams Passed||Not Reported||Not Reported|
|22||Transfers to UH 4-yr||2||0||1|
|22a||Transfers with credential from program||1||0||1|
|22b||Transfers without credential from program||1||0||0|
Completely On-line Classes
|23||Number of Distance Education Classes Taught||0||0||0|
|24||Enrollments Distance Education Classes||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|26||Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|27||Withdrawals (Grade = W)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|28||Persistence (Fall to Spring Not Limited to Distance Education)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Perkins IV Core Indicators
|29||1P1 Technical Skills Attainment||90.00||91.67||Met|
|30||2P1 Completion||50.00||41.67||Not Met|
|31||3P1 Student Retention or Transfer||74.25||76.00||Met|
|32||4P1 Student Placement||60.00||77.78||Met|
|33||5P1 Nontraditional Participation||17.00||10.20||Not Met|
|34||5P2 Nontraditional Completion||15.25||0.00||Not Met|
|Performance Funding||Program Year|
|35||Number of Degrees and Certificates||5|
|36||Number of Degrees and Certificates Native Hawaiian||3|
|37||Number of Degrees and Certificates STEM||Not STEM|
|38||Number of Pell Recipients||24|
|39||Number of Transfers to UH 4-yr||1|
|*Data element used in health call calculation||Last Updated: January 27, 2014|
Significant Program Activities
For the 2012-2013 program year, some or all of the following P-SLOs were reviewed by the program:
|Program Student Learning Outcomes|
|PLO1. Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in fundamentals of constructing a garment including terminology, tools and supplies; pattern identification; taking and calculating measurements; pattern alteration; layout and cutting; sewing construction and garment fitting.|
|PLO2: Demonstrate satisfactory understanding of design concepts and proficiency in conveying design ideas on paper including identifying and sketching design details accurately and in proportion to the figure or object.|
|PLO3: Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in principles of pattern making, including terminology, use of tools, and process of pattern development.|
|PLO4: Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in terminology, principles and skill sets relevant to special topic courses.|
|PLO 5: Demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in the safe operation of sewing machines and equipment.|
|PLO 6: Demonstrate satisfactory understanding of textile characteristics and end use.|
|PLO7: Demonstrate satisfactory understanding of principles of starting a small business.|
The best validation is when the fashion industry requests interns or potential employees based on the program reputation. These businesses are always willing to assist as a resource if called upon. Partnerships that were formed 30 years ago are still maintained to date. In addition, requests are received from community non-profit and business organizations to coordinate fashion productions for their special event. Students who graduate can always find employment here and away based on the knowledge and skills acquired at UHMaui College.
Although students rarely desire the job title of "seamstress", they found the following data encouraging for the industry. At the end of 2011, TIME magazine recognized that even during a recession, sewing machine operators commanded a 15% increase in wages. They are also enthusiastic knowing that the importance of the fashion industry is recognized by Governor Abercrombie. He is seen at many of the fashion events and continues to actively work towards bringing garment manufacturing back to the island as an industry that once thrived as one of the top three in Hawaii. The Fashion Technology program maintains it's mission and will support his initiative.
The Fashion Technology Program expects students to perform to the best of their ability. Each student is treated as an individual with different personalities, learning styles, life experiences, goals and motivation levels. The program provides the information, skills, creative activities, real-world opportunities, guidance and support. It is the responsibility of the student to take advantage of this learning opportunitiy and succeed. Often times, success is defined differently for each student.
Ultimately, would like all students to exit the program with knowledge and ability to:
In addition, would like them to possess skills that will make for successful individuals:
- understand the fundamental theory of developing flat patterns using the 1/2 scale sloper.
- apply the 3 flat pattern principles in developing a variety of garment details.
- construct a sample in muslin using the paper pattern they develop
- analyze the fit and the design details of the muslin sample on a 1/2 scale dressform.
- take accurate body measurements and alter a basic sloper pattern.
- construct a basic sloper or fitting shell in muslin and oaktag.
- apply flat pattern techniques in designing garments.
- apply mass production construction techniques appropriate to the design.
- analyze and achieve a well-fitting garment.
PLO4 was assessed in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters. Three FT 90 courses were offered with the following course learning outcomes being used:
FT 90 -- Special Topics-Design Studio
- explore advanced pattern design concepts and construction techniques
- explore creative avenues in garment design
- fine-tune body measuring and fitting skills
- focus on neatness and accuracy in workmanship
FT 90 -- Special Topics-Fashion Show Production
- develop a logical detailed plan for the production of a fashion show
- devolop an organizational chart for a specific type of show naming the target audience
- formulate a theme for the show production
- identify committee responsibilities
- prepare guidelines for the selection of models, garments and accessories including organizing a lineup and writing commentary
- advertise and execute a fashion show
FT 90 -- Special Topics-Sewing with Knits
- understand terminology specific to knit fabrics.
- understand the difference between knit and woven fabrics.
- select and apply garment construction techniques using equipment appropriate for various types of knit fabrics.
- select and apply sewing notions and trims appropriate for various types of knit fabrics.
- construct garments using a variety of different knit fabrics.
PLO6 was assessed in Fall 2012 semester. The Fabric Analysis course, FT 40 with the following course learning outcomes was used:
- identify and explain terminology related to the textile industry.
- identify a variety of natural and man-made textiles by fiber content and fabric characteristics.
- understand the stages of textile development and analyze how it affects the handling, wearing and caring of finished products.
- be an informed consumer when purchasing a textile product.
FT 215/217 Flat Pattern Making I and II
Final assessment tools included: Attendance, development of paper patterns and muslin sample, quizzes, sloper and product development.
FT 90 Special Topics: Design Studio
Final assessment tools: Assessment tools varied according to the Special Topics offered. Included attendance, specialized construction techniques and product development.
- working in groups as a design team to develop a fashion line
- incorporating multiple creative design details based on a theme
- working with a certain body type, ie. Plus-size woman
- all students are given the same fabric(s) to design an outfit
- use existing garments to deconstruct and re-make into “new” design
- design garments that could be sold at a chosen retail outlet
FT 90 Special Topics: Fashion Show Production
Final assessment tools: Assessment tools varied according to the Special Topics offered. Included attendance, discussion, field trip, group activities.
Students were evaluated on the following course work in Fashion Show Production: