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Learning Outcomes Overview

Creative Media (CMED)

  • Degree Learning Outcomes (DLOs)
    • Synthesize multiple creative media forms (e.g., game design, internet platforms, mobile apps, sound design, motion graphics, graphic design, storytelling) including at least two or more tools and technology in an appropriate body of work that focuses on the creative media of tomorrow.
    • Use research and information-gathering skills to identify, analyze, and propose solutions.
    • Make sound ethical and legal decisions in creating and using creative media.
    • Evaluate and critique work in chosen field including self-work by using professional terminology and criteria.
    • Communicate ideas to peers, clients, and intended audiences using visual, oral, and written presentation skills relevant to their chosen media field.
    • Produce a body of work suitable for seeking professional opportunities in their chosen media field.
    • Work productively as members of creative media teams.
  • Concentration Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
    • General Creative Media (GCM)
      • Produce, format and distribute content across all major media platform.
      • Produce video and audio content such as recording on location and in the studio, editing, and creating basic media graphics.
      • Identify, gather, assess, record, and research relevant information for a project.
      • Identify and apply interviewing techniques as part of the interview and investigation process.
      • Analyze and discuss media trends and issues.
      • Communicate concepts and ideas for a media project using industry terminology, both verbally and in writing.
      • Evaluate and critique work in chosen medium.
      • Apply basic design principles to various types of video, print, and interactive media.
      • Produce a professional portfolio to acquire a job within the media industry or corporate environment.
      • Practice meeting deadlines and submit work according to professional presentation standards.
    • Communications and New Media Technologies (COMN)
      • Produce video and audio content such as recording on location and in the studio, editing, and creating basic media graphics.
      • Produce, format and distribute content across all major media platforms.
      • Identify, gather, assess, record, and research relevant information for a story.
      • Identify and apply interviewing techniques as part of the interview and investigation process.
      • Analyze and discuss media trends and issues.
      • Develop unique, original story ideas.
      • Produce scripts, features, articles and other written content for media coverage in various platforms.
      • Communicate concepts and ideas for a media project using industry terminology, both verbally and in writing.
      • Evaluate and critique work within the chosen medium.
      • Apply visualization story techniques in the pre-production and production stage.
      • Apply basic design principles to various types of video, print, and interactive media.
      • Produce a professional reel to acquire a job within the media industry or corporate environment.
      • Practice meeting deadlines and submit work according to professional presentation standards.
    • Design and Media (DM)
      • Demonstrate an understanding of current interactive technologies, tools, and apps by effectively using them to execute projects.
      • Demonstrate programming and coding skills by building functional products and prototypes that simulate the intended interactive experience.
      • Collect data appropriate for a given project.
      • Use research findings to develop design ideas centered on target users.
      • Identify user demographics and diagram the user experience.
      • Produce a consistent interactive experience in a medium appropriate to the user’s needs.
      • Analyze and discuss design trends and issues.
      • Clearly and professionally present work and ideas.
      • Evaluate and critique work in chosen medium.
      • Apply grid-based visual compositions that demonstrate the principles of design.
      • Apply typographic theory to choices that effectively communicate information hierarchy and mood towards a given a platform.
      • Demonstrate effective use of color and imagery for an intended audience.
      • Produce a cohesive portfolio tailored to reflect stated career goals.
      • Work cooperatively and effectively in a professional production environment.
      • Practice meeting deadlines and submit work according to professional presentation standards.
    • Video Game Design and Development (VGD)
      • Produce, format and distribute content across all major media platforms.
      • Produce video and audio content such as recording on location and in the studio, editing, and creating basic media graphics.
      • Identify, gather, assess, record, and research relevant information for a project.
      • Identify and apply interviewing techniques as part of the interview and investigation process.
      • Analyze and discuss media trends and issues.
      • Communicate concepts and ideas for a media project using industry terminology, both verbally and in writing.
      • Evaluate and critique work in chosen medium.
      • Apply basic design principles to various types of video, print, and interactive media.
      • Produce a professional portfolio to acquire a job within the media industry or corporate environment.
      • Practice meeting deadlines and submit work according to professional presentation standards.

Natural Science

  • Degree Learning Outcomes (DLOs)
    • Communicate scientific ideas clearly in written and oral formats.
    • Explain how to find, read, and critically review scientific literature.
    • Analyze data effectively using current methods and technology.
    • Apply fundamental concepts and techniques in mathematics and sciences.
  • Concentration Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
    • Applied Mathematics (AM)
      • To demonstrate a general understanding of the different areas of mathematics and its applications and interrelationships, and the importance of mathematics in a scientifically-oriented society.
      • To master set of classical theorem-proving skills, including but not limited to the ability to reason quantitatively and to apply the rigor necessary to construct proofs, proofs by contradiction, and proofs by induction.
      • To develop refined understanding of the problem-solving process, formulate definitions, give examples and counterexamples, and make inferences and generalizations.
      • To experience conducting research and reading, writing, and articulating mathematically-related material, utilizing working knowledge of technology appropriate to mathematical sciences.
      • To develop set of necessary skills to solve problems using a variety of techniques, including algebraic, numerical, and spatial reasoning through visualization.

Public Administration

  • Degree Learning Outcomes (DLOs)
  • Concentration Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
    • Community Health (CH)
    • General Public Administration (PUB)
    • Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management (DPEM)
    • Health Care Administration (HCAD)
    • Justice Administration (JAD)
    • Long-Term Care (LTC)
      • Evaluate various situations affecting (encountered in) the long-term care environment and assess how these situations affect the consumer and their health, consistent with long-term care industry standards.
      • Practice effective oral communication skills in long-term care as evaluated by an understanding by consumers of long-term care, caregivers, and providers.
      • Create well-organized, conceptual, writing using relevant information from long-term care through writing research papers and proposals, creating PowerPoint presentations, and developing documents (i.e. fact sheets, marketing plans) to communicate information to consumers, caregivers, and providers, consistent with long-term care industry standards.
      • Apply quantitative, technological, and analytical tools and skills to the long-term care environment, including long-term care facilities and community-based organizations, considering different cultures and sub-cultures (i.e. elderly, homeless, Asian-Pacific Islander, and low-income) consistent with long-term care industry standards.
      • Apply the principles of long-term care administration/management to international/global/local issues (i.e. diversity and organizational behavior) affecting various long-term care environments, consistent with long-term care industry standards.
      • Describe and apply the central concepts of long-term care systems, including management, quality care and risk management, financing and reimbursements, and policies and regulations, to the long-term care environment, consistent with industry standards.
      • Assess and justify solutions to problems, policies, and ethical/legal dilemmas within the long-term care environment, creating solutions that are viable according to industry standards.
  • Certificate Learning Outcomes

Social Sciences

Applied Science

  • Degree Learning Outcomes (DLOs)
  • Concentration Learning Outcomes (CLOs)
    • Creative Media (CM)
    • Culinary Management (CULM)
    • Facilities Management
    • Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing (HIHH)
      • Identify, analyze, document and write about local and global issues affecting Native Hawaiian and Indigenous health and healing within physical, mental, social, and spiritual domains.
      • Demonstrate knowledge of and communicate orally aspects of Native Hawaiian and Indigenous health and healing values, methods, and practice.
      • Conduct research involving Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health and Healing issues utilizing cultural research methodologies.
      • Provide solutions to Native Hawaiian and Indigenous healthcare disparities, and ethical and cultural dilemmas through policies, principles, & practices within the fields of social work, public health, and healthcare.
      • Identify and apply Native Hawaiian and Indigenous frameworks, models, values and protocols within health and healing practices.
    • Health Information Management (HIM)
      • Exhibit ethical behavior and cultural competency skills that correspond to Health Information Management professional practice standards.
      • Present oral and written communication that corresponds to Health Information Management professional practice standards.
      • Build and work effectively within teams designated to perform Health Information Management-related tasks and functions.
      • Employ critical and creative thinking skills in decision-making and problem-solving processes related to the management of health information.
      • Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the management of health information.
      • Analyze and interpret health data in accordance with public health research methodologies, healthcare statistics, and economic principles.
      • Administer and evaluate health information in accordance with legal and ethical principles and regulatory guidelines.
        Plan, analyze, and use health informatics, health information technologies, and health information systems in accordance with federal, regional, and industry standards.
      • Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, and reimbursement methodologies according to federal, regional, and industry standards.
      • Administer health information services in accordance with strategic, financial, human resource, and project management principles and practices.
    • Health Professions (HP)
      • Explain the foundational biological principles and the concepts of chemistry, physics, and math as they apply to the study of human health and disease.
      • Apply health science research and quantitative analysis to critically analyze, monitor, and assess the health status of individuals relevant to improving health.
      • Infuse Native Hawaiian values and culture into concepts of patient care and professionalism to articulate an understanding of cultural differences.
      • Work as part of a team to integrate and apply concepts in the health sciences into class activities, group projects and clinical/community experiences.
    • Information Security & Assurance (ISA)
    • Information Technology (IT)
    • Respiratory Care (RESP)
    • Sustainable Community Food Systems (SCFS)
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