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Instructional Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD)

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College: University of Hawaii Maui College
Program: Natural Science

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Program Description

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Associate in Science in Natural Science (ASNS) degree is to provide a comprehensive academic background for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology (STEM) subject areas.

Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Overall Program Health: To Be Determined

Majors Included: NSCI     Program CIP: 30.1801

Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
1 Number of Majors     14 To Be Determined
1a     Number of Majors Native Hawaiian     3
1b     Fall Full-Time     42%
1c     Fall Part-Time     58%
1d     Fall Part-Time who are Full-Time in System     0%
1e     Spring Full-Time     47%
1f     Spring Part-Time     53%
1g     Spring Part-Time who are Full-Time in System     7%
2 *Percent Change Majors from Prior Year      
3 SSH Program Majors in Program Classes      
4 SSH Non-Majors in Program Classes      
5 SSH in All Program Classes      
6 FTE Enrollment in Program Classes      
7 Total Number of Classes Taught      

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
8 Average Class Size       To Be Determined
9 *Fill Rate      
10 FTE BOR Appointed Faculty      
11 *Majors to FTE BOR Appointed Faculty      
12 Majors to Analytic FTE Faculty      
12a Analytic FTE Faculty      
13 Overall Program Budget Allocation     Not Reported
13a General Funded Budget Allocation     Not Reported
13b Special/Federal Budget Allocation     Not Reported
13c Tuition and Fees     Not Reported
14 Cost per SSH      
15 Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes      
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: January 27, 2014

Effectiveness Indicators Program Year Effectiveness Health Call
10-11 11-12 12-13
16 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher)       Healthy
17 Withdrawals (Grade = W)      
18 *Persistence (Fall to Spring)     75%
18a Persistence Fall to Fall     50%
19 Unduplicated Degrees/Certificates Awarded Prior Fiscal Year     2
19a Associate Degrees Awarded     2
19b Academic Subject Certificates Awarded     0
19c Goal      
19d *Difference Between Unduplicated Awarded and Goal      
20 Transfers to UH 4-yr     0
20a Transfers with degree from program     0
20b Transfers without degree from program     0
20c Increase by 3% Annual Transfers to UH 4-yr Goal      
20d *Difference Between Transfers and Goal      

Distance Education:
Completely On-line Classes
Program Year  
10-11 11-12 12-13
21 Number of Distance Education Classes Taught      

 

22 Enrollments Distance Education Classes      
23 Fill Rate      
24 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher)      
25 Withdrawals (Grade = W)      
26 Persistence (Fall to Spring Not Limited to Distance Education)      

Performance Funding Program Year  
10-11 11-12 12-13
27 Number of Degrees and Certificates     2

 

28 Number of Degrees and Certificates Native Hawaiian     0
29 Number of Degrees and Certificates STEM     2
30 Number of Pell Recipients     13
31 Number of Transfers to UH 4-yr     0
*Data element used in health call calculation Last Updated: January 27, 2014

Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

  1. Quantitative Indicators

The University of Hawaii Community Colleges Instructional Annual Report of Program Data (ARPD) Overall Program Health indicates that this program is in the development stages and has too few students to determine Demand and Efficiency Indicators.  Effectiveness Indicators rate that program as Healthy.  Two students received ASNS degrees in Spring 2013.  Refer to Appendix #1 for a copy of the entire data table. 

Persistence for Fall 2012 to Spring 2013 is 75%, and Fall 2012 to Fall 2013 is 50%.  The program is rated as healthy.

Table 1: Number of students declaring an ASNS major and percent change.

 

Semester and Year                                    ASNS Enrollment        Percent change          

Fall 2012                                                 13         

Fall 2013                                                 29                            +55%

 

Part III. Action Plan

  1. Program Plans and Goals

 

 

Part IV. Resource Implications

 

The ASNS Program does not have a budget that is separate from the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Department.  There are no dedicated instructors for this program.  The ASNS Program Coordinator receives three credits each semester to manage the program.

 

The capital investment in the new science building makes a significant statement about the commitment of the State Legislature, the UH System, and the college to excellence in science education in Maui County.  This facility will attract serious students and researchers and will allow the faculty to incorporate new, innovative technologies.  The college has excellent support and good relationships with community organizations that are able to provide authentic research assistantships, volunteer placements, and service-learning opportunities in the natural sciences.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

For the 2012-2013 program year, some or all of the following P-SLOs were reviewed by the program:

Assessed
this year?
Program Student Learning Outcomes

1

Yes
Upon successful completion of the ASNS Degree Program, students will be able to 1. explain the natural and technological world using reflection and quantitative analysis including preparation of a plan to collect, process, and interpret data; evaluation of the plan, procedures, and findings; and communication of the conclusions;

2

No
2. explain scientific knowledge and understanding to different audiences for a range of purposes; and

3

No
3. apply scientific knowledge, skills, and understandings to problems and issues in daily life.

A) Expected Level Achievement

Requirements for Applied Science (AS) Degree - Natural Sciences: 60 credits

General Education: 24 credits
English 100(3) and 106(3), 209(3), or 210(3),                 Humanities elective (3)
   or Speech 151(3) or 251(3)                                      Natural Sciences (8) Chemistry 161/161L(4) plus 4 credits Math 205(4)                                                                      Social Sciences elective (3)


Additional Program Requirements: 7 credits

Chemistry 162(3), 162L(1)                                         Information & Computer Sciences 101(3)              

 

Biological Science Concentration: 16-17 credits      Physical Science Concentration: 13 credits

Biology 171(3), 171L(1), 172(3), 172L(1)                       Math 206(4)

Physics 151(4) and 152(4) or 170(5) and 272(4)            Physics 170(5), 272(4)

 

Concentration electives for both Biological and Physical Science Concentrations: 12-16 credits

Full-time students in the Biological Sciences Concentration would take courses in this sequence

First Semester (Fall)                      Credits                 Second Semester (Spring)                        Credits
CHEM 161                                          3                   CHEM 162                                                   3
CHEM 161L                                        1                                                                               CHEM 162L                   1         
ENG 100                                            3                   ICS 101                                                       3
MATH 205                                           4                   Concentration electives                                 7
Natural Science elective                        4                                                                              Total          14
Total                                                 15                                                                              


Third Semester (Fall)                      Credits                 Fourth Semester (Spring)                         Credits
BIOL 171                                            3                   BIOL 172                                                     3
BIOL 171L                                          1                                                                            BIOL 172L                                                1
*PHYS 151                                         4                   *PHYS 152                                                  4
English/Communications elective          3                   Humanities elective                                      3
Social Science elective                          3                                                                           Concentration electives                  6
Total                                                14                   Total                                                                17     

Full-time students in the Physical Sciences Concentration would take courses in this sequence

First Semester (Fall)                      Credits                 Second Semester (Spring)                       Credits
CHEM 161                                          3                   CHEM 162                                                   3
CHEM 161L                                        1                                                                            CHEM 162L                                             1
ENG 100                                            3                   MATH 206                                                    4
MATH 205                                           4                   Natural Science elective                                                 4
Natural Science elective                       4                   ICS 101                                                                  3
Total                                                 15                   Total                                                                 15                                                                                                                                                                          
Third Semester (Fall)                      Credits                 Fourth Semester (Spring)                          Credits
PHYS 170                                          5                   PHYS 272                                                         4
**MATH 231 (Concentration elective)         3                                                                         **MATH 232 (Concentration elective)                                               3         
Social Science elective                         3                   Concentration electives                                      6
English/Communications elective           3                   Humanities elective                                            3                     
Total                                                14                   Total                                                           16
                                                     
* Or PHYS 170 and 272
** Recommended                                              

B) Courses Assessed

Associate in Science Degree in Natural Science

with Concentrations in Biological Science or Physical Science

Program Requirements and Map

Requirements for Applied Science (AS) Degree - Natural Sciences: 60 credits

General Education: 24 credits
English 100(3) and 106(3), 209(3), or 210(3),                 Humanities elective (3)
   or Speech 151(3) or 251(3)                                      Natural Sciences (8) Chemistry 161/161L(4) plus 4 credits Math 205(4)                                                                      Social Sciences elective (3)


Additional Program Requirements: 7 credits

Chemistry 162(3), 162L(1)                                         Information & Computer Sciences 101(3)              

 

Biological Science Concentration: 16-17 credits      Physical Science Concentration: 13 credits

Biology 171(3), 171L(1), 172(3), 172L(1)                       Math 206(4)

Physics 151(4) and 152(4) or 170(5) and 272(4)            Physics 170(5), 272(4)

 

Concentration electives for both Biological and Physical Science Concentrations: 12-16 credits

Full-time students in the Biological Sciences Concentration would take courses in this sequence

First Semester (Fall)                      Credits                 Second Semester (Spring)                        Credits
CHEM 161                                          3                   CHEM 162                                                   3
CHEM 161L                                        1                                                                               CHEM 162L                   1         
ENG 100                                            3                   ICS 101                                                       3
MATH 205                                           4                   Concentration electives                                 7
Natural Science elective                        4                                                                              Total          14
Total                                                 15                                                                              


Third Semester (Fall)                      Credits                 Fourth Semester (Spring)                         Credits
BIOL 171                                            3                   BIOL 172                                                     3
BIOL 171L                                          1                                                                            BIOL 172L                                                1
*PHYS 151                                         4                   *PHYS 152                                                  4
English/Communications elective          3                   Humanities elective                                      3
Social Science elective                          3                                                                           Concentration electives                  6
Total                                                14                   Total                                                                17     

Full-time students in the Physical Sciences Concentration would take courses in this sequence

First Semester (Fall)                      Credits                 Second Semester (Spring)                       Credits
CHEM 161                                          3                   CHEM 162                                                   3
CHEM 161L                                        1                                                                            CHEM 162L                                             1
ENG 100                                            3                   MATH 206                                                    4
MATH 205                                           4                   Natural Science elective                                                 4
Natural Science elective                       4                   ICS 101                                                                  3
Total                                                 15                   Total                                                                 15                                                                                                                                                                          
Third Semester (Fall)                      Credits                 Fourth Semester (Spring)                          Credits
PHYS 170                                          5                   PHYS 272                                                         4
**MATH 231 (Concentration elective)         3                                                                         **MATH 232 (Concentration elective)                                               3         
Social Science elective                         3                   Concentration electives                                      6
English/Communications elective           3                   Humanities elective                                            3                     
Total                                                14                   Total                                                           16
                                                     
* Or PHYS 170 and 272
** Recommended                                              

Map of Program Learning Outcomes by Course General Education and Program Requirements

 

CHEM
161

CHEM
161L

CHEM
162

CHEM
162L

MATH
205

PLO 1

3

3

3

3

2

PLO 2

3

3

3

3

1

PLO 3

3

3

3

3

1

 

Map of Program Learning Outcomes by Course
Biological Science Concentration

 

BIOL
171

BIOL
171L

BIOL
172

BIOL
172L

PHYS
151

PHYS
152

PLO 1

3

3

3

3

3

3

PLO 2

3

3

3

3

3

3

PLO 3

3

3

3

3

3

3

 

Map of Program Learning Outcomes by Course
Physical Science Concentration

 

MATH
206

PHYS
170

PHYS
272

PLO 1

2

3

3

PLO 2

2

3

3

PLO 3

2

3

3

 

 

 

 

 

Program learning outcomes to be assessed each year of the program review cycle learning outcomes identified by PLO number

PLO

F10

S11

F11

S12

F12

S13

F13

S14

1

CHEM
161/161L

CHEM
162/162L

MATH
205

MATH
206

PHYS
170

PHYS
272

BIOL
171/171L

BIOL
172/172L

2

 

 

BIOL
171/171L

BIOL
172/172L

CHEM
161/161L
 

CHEM
162/162L

PHYS
170

PHYS
272

3

 

 

PHYS
151

PHYS
152

BIOL
171/171L

BIOL
172/172L

CHEM
161/161L

 

CHEM
162/162L

C) Assessment Strategy/Instrument

B.  Analysis of Student Outcome and Goal Achievement

 

PLO 3.  Upon successful completion of the ASNS Degree Program students will be able to apply scientific knowledge, skills, and understandings to problems and issues in daily life.

 

Courses being assessed: Biology 172: Introductory Biology II and Biology 172L: Introductory Biology II Laboratory

 

Faculty Report on Evidence of ASNS Degree Program Learning Outcome (PLO) Achievement.  Evidence of student learning to support PLO 3 was collected from Biology 172: Introductory Biology II and 172L: Introductory Biology II Laboratory, which are gatekeeper courses for the Biological Concentration in this degree.  By the time students are enrolled in these courses, their mathematics and language skills are better than the average UHMC student and the concepts that are introduced are logical and have many applications. 

Number of students transferring to STEM baccalaureate degrees. 

One of the two ASNS graduates in May 2013 ASNS transferred to University of California, Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla and the other one is applying to a baccalaureate degree in pharmacology.
 

Course & Title: Biology 172 – Introductory Biology II
Semester: Spring 2013

PLO #3:  Upon successful completion of the ASNS Degree Program students will be able to apply scientific knowledge, skills, and understandings to problems and issues in daily life

To satisfy the Biological Science (DB) area requirement, at least two thirds of a course will

This evidence is rated __ exemplary, __ minimal

Briefly describe coursework designed to prepare students to demonstrate this PLO.

Briefly describe your assessment evidence as it correlates with the PLO hallmarks and identify qualities in the student work that establish exit-level quality appropriate for the ASNS degree.

Briefly describe other coursework through which students demonstrate achievement of the hallmarks for this PLO.

Course & Title: Biology 172 – Introductory Biology II
Semester: Spring 2013

PLO #3:  Upon successful completion of the ASNS Degree Program students will be able to apply scientific knowledge, skills, and understandings to problems and issues in daily life

To satisfy the Laboratory (DY) area requirement, at least two thirds of a course will

• Use the laboratory methods of the biological or physical sciences.
• Involve processes and issues of design, testing, and measurement.
• Demonstrate the strengths and limitations of the scientific method.

This evidence is rated __ exemplary, __ minimal

Briefly describe coursework designed to prepare students to demonstrate this PLO.

Briefly describe your assessment evidence as it correlates with the PLO hallmarks and identify qualities in the student work that establish exit-level quality appropriate for the ASNS degree.

Briefly describe other coursework through which students demonstrate achievement of the hallmarks for this PLO.
 

 

Rubric for Evaluating Program Outcome and Goal Achievement

Report Elements

Weak

Acceptable

Exemplary

 

Program learning outcomes
Faculty expectation of their graduates

Fewer than two, or more than eight outcomes; not stated in terms of measurable knowledge, skills, attitudes or behaviors.

Two to eight outcomes, mostly stated in terms of measurable knowledge, skills, attitudes or behaviors relevant to field.

Two to eight over-arching outcomes, consistently stated in terms of measurable knowledge, skills, attitudes or behaviors relevant to field.  Or outcomes meet external standards in industry.

Assessment methods*
How faculty will collect evidence to determine how well students meet their expectations

Measures were inadequate or not implemented.

At least one measure was described and implemented for each learning outcome.

Two or more appropriate measures were described and implemented for each learning outcome.  Or measures meet external accreditation requirements.

Criteria for success
The level of performance that meets program standards

Criteria for achievement was not included or inappropriate.

Desired level of achievement was not clearly described for all outcomes.

Clearly describes the desired level of achievement using appropriate indicators.

Findings
The degree to which students met the program standard

Reported only overall findings or omitted the findings.

Provided evidence of some analysis of students’ learning beyond overall findings.

Reported and analyzed findings to indicate areas where students excelled, met standards, and fell short.

Action Plan
The changes made to address issues identified in the findings and the efficacy of the changes.

Use of results was nonspecific or not based on evidence.

Gave specific and logical actions taken for most of the assessed outcomes.

Gave specific and logical actions taken based on the findings for each of the assessed outcomes and reported efficacy of the actions.

*Using final course grades is not an appropriate assessment method.

Based on the Rubric for Evaluating Program Outcome and Goal Achievement above, the ASNS program is rated as Acceptable in Program learning outcomes, Assessment methods, Criteria for success, Findings, and Action Plan.

 

UH Maui College Degree Program Review Assessment Rubric

 

Essential Element

 

  •  

 

Developing

 

Proficient

Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement

Environment for Achievement: Retention, Persistence and Graduation Rates

There have been discussions about Retention, Persistence and Graduation Rates

Qualitative and quantitative data are collected to measure achievement.

Results of program review are clearly and consistently linked to achievement; college can demonstrate or provide specific examples

 

Outcome and Goal Achievement

There have been discussions about Outcomes and Goals

Qualitative and quantitative data are collected to measure achievement.

Results of program review are clearly and consistently linked to outcome and goal achievement; college can demonstrate or provide specific examples.

Program review processes are ongoing, systematic and used to assess and improve student learning and achievement.

Planning and Policy Considerations

The program has held discussions about planning and policy considerations emerging from program review process.

Qualitative and quantitative data support planning and policy considerations.

Results of program review are clearly and consistently linked to institutional planning and policy; college can demonstrate or provide specific examples.

The results of program review are used to continually refine and improve program resulting in appropriate improvements in student achievement and learning.

Budgetary Consideration and Impact

The program has held discussions about budgetary considerations emerging from program review process.

Qualitative and quantitative data support budgetary considerations.

Results of program review are clearly and consistently linked to institutional budgetary decisions; college can demonstrate or provide specific examples.

 

Engaged Community

There have been discussions with Communities of Interest.

Qualitative and quantitative data are collected to measure engagement.

Results of program review are clearly and consistently linked to evidence of community engagement; college can demonstrate or provide specific examples.

 

Recognize and Support Best Practices

The program has held discussions about recognizing and supporting best practices emerging from program review process.

Qualitative and quantitative data support emerging best practices.

Results of program review are clearly and consistently linked to institutional policy decisions; college can demonstrate or provide specific examples.

The institution reviews and refines its program review processes to improve institutional effectiveness.

 

Based on the preceding UH Maui College Degree Program Review Assessment Rubric, the ASNS Program is rated at the following levels for the Essential Elements

Awareness: Budgetary Consideration and Impact
Developing and Sustainable Continuous Quality Improvement: Outcome and Goal Achievement, Planning and Policy Considerations, Recognize and Support Best Practices
Developing: Environment for Achievement Retention, Planning, Persistence and Graduation Rates and Engaged Community

 

D) Results of Program Assessment

These activities point out some very important principles in relation to the PLO being assessed.  In ecology, data needs to be analyzed in the context of an overall situation.  It is hard to evaluate the effects of variables in the field when there are so many.  Up to this point, the class was dealing with controlled investigations in which there was one independent variable.  However, that is not the way that the real world works, and this is an important lesson for students.  With these two activities, they have an opportunity to explore the changes in variables with a computer model and then go to field to look at how natural resource managers actually deal with these problems.  They were able to explore the effects of invasive species, diversion of water resources, and impacts on endangered endemic species.  Essential aspects of laboratory and field investigations are the reflective discussion questions, which indicate the use and mastery of critical thinking skills.  These activities were well designed and successfully demonstrated achievement of the PLO being assessed at the minimal exit level.

E) Other Comments

NONE

F) Next Steps

 

  1. Program Plans and Goals