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Welcome to the Student Success Project

250 students are helping shape UH-Mānoa (UHM) by identifying the factors that help them succeed.

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Procedures & Results

These results are primarily from open- and closed-ended survey questions.

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FALL 2014

August 2014

  • Pick up gift card

September 2014

  • Survey 1

October 2014

  • Survey 2

November 2014

  • Survey 3

December 2014

  • Survey 3
  • Submit fall 2014 assignments/exams*



January 2015

  • Pick up gift card
  • Submit fall 2014 assignments/exams*

February 2015

  • Survey 1

March 2015

  • Survey 2
  • Discussion groups*

April 2015

  • Survey 3
  • Discussion groups*

May 2015

  • Survey 3
  • Submit spring 2015 assignments/exams*

June 2015

  • Submit spring 2015 assignments/exams*

* Only those students who agreed to submit assignments/exams and participate in an annual discussion group.

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How to Submit Your Gen Ed Assignments/Exams

Click for Instructions & FAQs (pdf)

Email to
drop off at Hawai'i Hall 107.


Who should turn in assignments/exams?

Only students who agreed to submit are required to submit completed assignments/exams. Check your email to see if you received a message with instructions or ask us (

♦ Assignments/exams from which courses?

Check your email. We emailed you a list of the courses--all general education courses. Let us know if you did not receive the email.

♦ What if I don't have everything?

Turn in what you do have. Let us know what's missing. (For next semester, help us by saving your assignments and exams.)

♦ My professor will not give me my exams.

The Assessment Office can ask the professor if he/she will send your exam(s) directly to the Assessment Office. Let us know if you want us to contact your professor(s).

I can't decide what to turn in.

Read the examples on the instruction sheet. Call 956-6669 or email for more help.

♦ What I have isn't good.

We still want it. Please turn it in. We need to see the “bad” and the “good” so we can help professors improve their courses.

Do I turn in graded or not graded assignments/exams?

We prefer ungraded, "clean" assignments/exams but we will accept graded assignments/exams too.

Drafts too?

No drafts needed. Please turn in the final version

♦ Can I scan and email?

Yes. Email PDF or picture file to

What will happen to my assignments/exams?

We will remove personal identifiers (names, courses). Then, faculty members will read and discuss everyone's assignments/exams to determine where, in general, UH Mānoa students are strong and weak. The results will be used to guide improvements in general education courses.

Other questions or concerns?

No worries, just contact us.

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Who is participating?

251 first-year students who entered UHM as freshmen/women in fall 2010.

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What do students do if they participate?

Each semester, students will complete 3 online surveys. Some surveys will be short and take 10-15 minutes to finish; at least one survey each semester will take 30-45 minutes to complete.

One group of students will also be in a 90 minute discussion group once a year and turn in copies of 1-2 assignments and/or exams from their general education classes.

This project started in fall 2010 and continues through students' sophomore, junior, and senior years.

All participants signed a consent form.

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What's in it for the students?

Students will receive UHM Bookstore gift cards (or equivalent) depending on their level of participation:

  • $75 each year=surveys only
  • $200 each year=surveys, discussion group, and copies of assignments/exams

Payment will be in two installments.

Students may also enjoy knowing they are helping UHM improve teaching, learning, and the "Mānoa Experience." They are making UHM a better place for all students.

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What's in it for UHM?

We will use what we discover to improve teaching and to make the "Manoa Experience" better. This, in turn, will better equip UHM students for success in the workforce.

We want to find out

  • what helps students learn and what hinders their learning
  • what level of proficiency students have in general education core areas (writing, speaking, ethical reasoning, etc.)
  • what students' "Mānoa Experience" is

Required Forms

Students 18 years or older:

  1. Students completing online surveys only
  2. Students completing online surveys + discussion groups + submitting copies of assignments/exams

Students 17 years old or younger::

  1. Students completing online surveys only (parent/guardian consent & student assent form)
  2. Students completing online surveys + discussion groups + submitting copies of assignments/exams (parent/guardian consent & student assent form)

Project Description

Project description and details



Monica Stitt-Bergh,, 956-6669
Faculty, Assessment Office
Graduated from UHM with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology

Monica Stitt-Bergh

Jenna Caparoso
Graduate student at UHM in Education

Holly Sevier
Graduate student at UHM in Sociology

Assessment Office
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
2500 Campus Road, Hawaiʻi Hall 107
Honolulu, HI 96822
Office email:

updated 12/01/2014