For academic year 2011-12, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the Liberal Arts programs submitted a total of 17 annual, 6 comprehensive, and 3 developmental program reviews. Each CTE review included a special emphasis on an overall assessment of their outcomes at both the course and program levels. Program Reviews are reviewed by the assessment coordinator, a peer faculty or staff, and the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, who provide constructive feedback to program coordinators. As a result of this program review process, during the 2011-12 academic year, programs continue to make progress mapping their courses to the Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of their program, and each program continues to seek validation and support of their PLOs from their respective advisory committees. Additionally, programs have are mapping college-wide student learning outcomes into their course and program analysis, and will begin aligning each to Institutional Learning Outcomes that are being developed through a campus-wide process led by a Strategic Planning Committee. During the year, UH Maui College experienced changes in their program health call indicators. Four programs were classed as healthy (one less than last year), 14 were ranked as cautionary (one more than last year), and only one programs (Hospitality and Tourism-HOST) scored an unhealthy call down from two last year). The unhealthy call for the HOST program is attributed to an unexpected decrease in job opportunities due to the economic downturn. The college met its Perkins Core indicator goals for 1P1 (Technical Skills Attainment) that it had missed last year, but the 2P1 (Credential, Certificate, or Degree) measure continues to be a challenge. Department Chairs and Program Coordinators have been made aware of these deficiencies and have been challenged to improve these during the 2012-2013 academic year, and to address them in their next program reviews.
A total of ten UH Maui College Academic Support programs that include the four outreach centers at Hana, Lahaina, Lanai, and Molokai, and the University Center also submitted annual program reviews, with three programs submitting comprehensive program reviews for academic year 2011-12. These annual program reviews are also reviewed by the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, who provides constructive feedback to the center coordinators. From reference help to tutoring and testing, the number of students accessing services from The Learning Center, Library and Ka Lama Computer Center continued to increase over the previous academic year. Program review documents confirm the essential role of Academic Support Programs providing access and support for students throughout the college.
UH Maui College will continue to refine its assessment process that was establish by a collaborative effort of campus members with special emphasis on methods to increase student learning and adding value to the student experience so students are well prepared to enter the workforce and become productive citizens of the community. The College will continue to follow up with program coordinators to link resource requirements to evidence of student learning outcome achievement. Moreover, the College will identify policy, planning and budget considerations, as well as best practices, emerging from the program review process. It should be noted that academic year 2011-12 program review results were used as rational in support of several new faculty positions that were filled for academic year 2012-13.