The HGI system team and campus teams from UH Mānoa, UH Hilo and UH West O‘ahu continued to build on their student success work with facilitators Dr. Chris Navia and Omari Burnside from the U.S. Education Delivery Institute (EDI). Chris and Omari led a 3-day workshop which focused on prioritizing reform strategies, identifying barriers that impact future progress, and identifying key activities and processes that help institutionalize system and campus efforts around student success. See work plans for campus and system updates.
As a follow up to the Summit II planning session in October 2012, the U.S. Education Delivery Institute (EDI) and Complete College America (CCA) sponsored a visit by Dr. Larry Abele, provost emeritus of Florida State University, and Dr. Chris Navia, EDI Higher Education Engagement Manager, to conduct student success workshops at UH Mānoa, UH Hilo, and UH West Oʻahu in January 2013. Drs. Abele and Navia also met with the HGI system team to further their agenda on student success. Student success strategies involving creating academic maps with milestones, using data for decision making, and leveraging financial aid were covered. See work plans for campus and system updates.
UH’s 15 to Finish campaign has gained national attention. Most recently, it was a featured presentation at the Complete College America meeting in December 2012, with 33 states in attendance. Executive Vice President Johnsrud provided a summary of how UH’s 15 to Finish was born along with initial results of the strategy to reduce students’ time to degree.
UH campus and system teams gathered at the State Capitol for a two-day planning session in October 2012 that focused on improving student success. Facilitators and national content experts were brought in by Complete College America to assist in the discussions.
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HGI’s Summit II was the second gathering held by UH. In September 2010, Summit I “E Kamakani Hou” brought together community leaders and members of UH to discuss how higher education could improve Hawaiʻi’s ability to compete in the 21st century global economy.