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Announcements

Summer and Fall 2014 Focus forms are now available. (See below.)

 

     Priority Summer Deadline: Friday, January 17, 2014

          Late Summer Deadline extended to: Wed., Feb. 12, 2014

 

    Priority Fall Deadline extended to: Wednesday,

          February 12, 2014

          Late Fall Deadline extended to: Wed., March 19, 2014

 

A Focus status list with the status of instructors' Focus approvals (active or expired) is available in Excel format. Departments will be notified when the searchable database is back online.

SUMMER & FALL 2014 FOCUS PROPOSAL FORMS

-for UHM faculty members-

"Regular" Focus forms should be submitted when an individual instructor wants a new Focus designation or needs to renew an expired designation for his/her course.

Summer 2014 Fall 2014
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-for Department Chairpersons only-
 

"COURSE-based" forms (for Department Chairs and Focus Coordinators only) should be submitted  when a department has a course that inherently meets the Focus Hallmarks.

Click here for examples of approved course descriptions for courses with a course-based Focus designation.     

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Upon approval, all sections of the course will be designated with the requested Focus. Individual instructors will not have to submit Focus forms.


"STAFF" forms (for Department Chairs and Focus Coordinators only) should be submitted when a department has unstaffed sections of courses that traditionally have a Focus designation.   

Summer 2014 Fall 2014
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Upon approval, the unstaffed sections will be designated with the requested Focus. Once instructors are assigned, they must submit their own Focus form to explain how they will teach the course in accordance with the Focus Hallmarks.

Click here for a SPRING 2014 Focus form (required for newly assigned instructors of Spring Focus sections).

Focus areas

Focus Class Lists (by semester)

Please be advised that Focus sections vary every semester and designations may be added after the printed schedule is published. Students should consult the "Check Class Availability" web page before they register.

Focus section lists can also be found at STAR Data-Metrix (limited-access website):
     Enrollment Management - Course Availability - Attribute.

last updated December 18, 2013; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu