2008Theme 1

Outcomes & Indicators Status

Essay 1 - Foster the development of a Mānoa identity: Faculty, students, staff, and the broader Hawai'i community will understand, engage with, and contribute to the unique identity of the Mānoa campus. The values and competencies at the core of the Mānoa Experience will define and connect all educational and co-curricular activities.
  • Personnel hired and trained in support of media presence and continuity.
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  • Plans for faculty, student induction proposed and solicited.
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  • Information and communication plans in place.
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  • Institutional commitment to community improvement activities (see Themes 2 and 3). Budget, timeline, grant process in place.
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    Essay 2 - Enable and ensure student learning success: With the ultimate goal of helping students benefit maximally from the Mānoa Experience,the campus will further develop its student academic support structure such that learners enter into, progress through, and graduate from Mānoa in deliberate, well-considered, personally enriching, and intellectually-expanding ways. To ensure the value and effectiveness of this experience, the campus will use a variety of assessment practices to understand the extent of student learning and to articulate needed educational improvements.
  • Ten new advisors hired.
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  • Early major declaration mechanism in place.
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  • Proposals for first-year programs vetted.
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  • Degree audit in place.
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  • Inventory of undergraduate research emphases / programs / incentives completed.
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  • Campus assessment forums put into place (number and participation indices).
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  • Infrastructure changes planned and budgeted (IRAO staffing and administrative locus, faculty-elected assessment council).
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  • Initial General Education assessment activities funded and implemented.
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    2008Theme 2

    Outcomes & Indicators Status

    Essay 3 - Construct a more responsive approach to Campus Master Planning and facilities management that fosters community engagement and student learning. The development of a Campus Master Plan will engage the campus community, embed sustainability in capital improvement program (CIP) planning and projects, and embody a Hawaiian sense of place. Improvement in facilities management will make the process of facilities repair and maintenance more responsive to the needs of the campus community.
  • Campus Planner hired.
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  • Campus Planning office staffed.
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  • Campus wide Master Planning group convened.
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  • New Assistant Vice Chancellor for Campus Services hired.
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  • Web-based facilities management program and task queue completed.
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  • Begin classroom renovations.
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    Essay 4 - Expand and renovate student and faculty housing and improve areas for student interactions. More student and faculty housing is a priority that will improve campus life and enable us to better recruit and retain faculty and students. To improve campus life, foster communication among units of centralized student services and build a stronger sense of linkages among students, areas for student interactions must also be developed.
  • Have facilities sited on a long-range development plan and Begin dormitory construction.
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  • Develop a plan to house the majority of academic support student services in one location or adjacent areas.
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  • Develop a plan to renovate the Campus Center.
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    2008Theme 3

    Outcomes & Indicators Status

    Essay 5 - Forge meaningful and long-term relationships among stakeholders. As lines of authority on campus have been clarified, core concerns relating to the quality of life on campus outlined in Theme 2 and lack of adequate communication and meaningful stakeholder participation in planning have taken hold. A key governance objective has become capitalizing on the moment and engaging stakeholders in discussions about Strategic Plan Benchmarks crucial to our continuing evolution as a campus.
  • Long-range planning process initiated with two primary outcomes: full documentation of broad campus participation of organized campus groups and individual/organization stakeholders; responsible efforts to shape units that are viable for the long term
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  • Implementation of monthly town hall meetings, student forums and faculty forums with goal of significantly increasing representation of stakeholders at meetings
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    Essay 6 - Foster student success through enhanced student/faculty engagement. The educational effectiveness and community building initiatives outlined in Theme 1 and linked to the Mānoa Experience mirror strategic imperatives laid out in the Strategic Plan. Providing faculty and students with opportunities for increased engagement and with crucial infrastructure support for the evolving assessment and evaluation expectations will create unique opportunities for changing the assessment and evaluation culture at Mānoa.
  • Development and initial expansion of OFDAS support and student learning and assessment research programs as shown by number of trainings.
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  • Comprehensive Student/ Faculty/ Staff Retention Plan.
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  • Expanded system of information gathering fully implemented by Fall 2008.
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