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BOR policy states that overall, general
education is meant to develop intellectual skills and social attitudes so that
students can become effective learners, workers, and citizens.
UHWO’s specific objectives are to do as
noted here. Re: UHWO “brand”—small classes, taught by expert faculty,
culminating in a senior capstone course.
#3 Need—even though the numbers of high
school students is expected to decline slightly, the Kapolei area is not just
a bedroom community for Honolulu, but is a growing center of new business and
commerce. This means there is a continuing need for a more highly educated
Hallmarks may be adapted to better fit
UHWO’s educational objectives and outcomes.
Based on Manoa model, except there is no
language requirement. Allows for transparency
and easy transfer among campuses. By
adopting the hallmarks, faculty are able to maintain the best of academic
traditions while being open to progressive, innovative approaches to general
To round out lower division curriculum.
RE: why—UHWO needs a visible presence in
Kapolei to demonstrate that it is “real” and will be built by 2009.
#1. instead of going to the mainland or
private institutions in Hawaii #2. especially
Hawaiians, Filipinos, other Pacific Islanders—want to partner with Gear Up,
Upward Bound, etc. to bring those high school kids into the H system in their
The number ranking on high school grads
indicates the order in which we plan to target them, so we won’t take away
from the community colleges or Manoa (much).
Groups 1 and 2 are good students that are lost potential for the UH system.
Groups 3 and 4 are lost potential for higher education and the state economy.
Low going rates reflect lost potential
for those communities and the state overall.
UW Tacoma experience is similar to other
campuses adding a lower division—enrollments EXCEED projections. They
projected 125 and enrolled 190 in their first semester. Overflow went to community colleges.
GPA set at 2.7 so that students will be
adequately prepared for college work—not much need for remediation, which will
be done in partnership with community colleges.
#1. between community colleges and UHWO
#2. by working closely with the community colleges—examples include the Early
Childhood Education program which began this fall and enrolled 44 new
students. In the works are agreements
with Kapi’olani CC for Respiratory Therapy, Culinary Arts, paralegal, a number
of allied health areas. At Honolulu CC
plan to develop computer technologies and fire science. Other areas are accounting, business technology.
Rapid revenue increases result from a
combination of both enrollment increases and tuition increases over the out
1. to minimize rental expenses. 2. to
minimize instructional costs 3. for flexibility 4. to serve students