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Posted on | August 27, 2010 | Comments Off

  • Sites Determined for UH Statewide eWaste Disposal Program
  • Changes in Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data
  • Mānoa Fall 2010 Faculty and Staff Tuition Waivers
  • Mānoa Fall 2010 Tuition Payment Deadline—Sept. 1

Sites Determined For UH Statewide eWaste Disposal Program

A free statewide electronic waste (eWaste) recycling drive will take place at six UH campuses and one Hawaiʻi Department of Education high school Oct. 27 to 30 on The Big Island, Kauaʻi, Maui and Oʻahu.

Participants from Oct. 27 to 29 include all public and private schools and universities, all city, county, state or federal/military branches in Hawaiʻi, small to medium sized businesses (of less than 100 employees) and non-profits. Pre-registration is required via the program’s website to drop off from Oct. 27 to 29.

Hawaiʻi households are invited to drop off personal eWaste without pre-registration on Oct. 30.

All equipment collected will be processed in North America in an environmentally responsible way and recycled into commodity grade materials such as metals, plastics and glass.

Recycling and disposal services are provided courtesy of Apple. Visit the program’s website for a list of equipment that will be accepted, hours of operation and maps to the seven drop of sites.

Changes in Collection and Reporting of Race and Ethnicity Data

The University of Hawaiʻi is changing the way it collects and reports race and ethnicity data to federal agencies. The changes are necessary to implement the Office of Management and Budget’s 1997 standards for maintaining, collecting and presenting federal data on race and ethnicity.

Higher education institutions are now required to use a two-question format when collecting race and ethnicity data:
1. What is your ethnicity? Respondents will have the option to select “Hispanic or Latino” or “Not Hispanic or Latino.”
2. What is your race? Respondents will have the option to select one or more races. (Full list available on page three of the UH System Application Form.)

Continuing students will have the opportunity to update their race and ethnicity when they log onto the MyUH portal. Employees who want to update their data may do so by submitting an Ethnic Disclosure Form to their Personnel Officer.

UH personnel who are responsible for data entry and reporting (e.g., Banner, PeopleSoft, ODS, etc.) will need to modify their processes to accommodate the new format.

For assistance please contact the following offices.
Student Data (data entry): Banner Central (808) 956-0700 or email
Student Reporting: UH Institutional Research Office (808) 956-7532 or email
Personnel Data and Reporting: Employees should contact their department personnel officer.
EEO Reporting: EEO/AA Office (808) 956-7077 or email

Fall 2010 Faculty and Staff Tuition Waivers

Eligible University of Hawaiʻi employees (this does not apply to graduate assistants) may enroll in credit courses in the university system and use a Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver to pay for a maximum of 6 credit hrs per semester.

Employees must first apply for admission (submit a UH Admission Application Form to the Admissions Office) by the appropriate deadline and be admitted before registering for classes.

Employees should disregard the scheduled registration time given to them by MyUH since Faculty/Staff Tuition Waivers are valid only for classes registered during the Late Registration Period Aug. 23 to Sept. 1. Employees must register on MyUH website. Faculty and staff who register before the late registration period will be assessed all applicable tuition and fees. No refunds will be made.

Tuition and fees must be paid in full by Wed., Sept. 1, 2010, 4 p.m. (HST). Absolute last day to process fall 2010 Faculty/Staff/Spouse/Domestic Partner Tuition Waivers will be Mon,, Sept. 13, 2010, 3:30 p.m. (HST). Please refer to the Fall 2010 Schedule of Classes for detailed information.

For more information, contact the UH Cashier’s Office at 956-7554, email or go the MyUH website.

Fall 2010 Tuition Payment Deadline-Sept 1

Tuition and fees for students registering Aug. 23 to Sept. 1, 2010 must be paid in full or enrollment in the Payment Plan by Wed., Sept. 1, 2010, 4 p.m. (HST). If full payment or enrollment in the Payment Plan is not made by this date, you will have a financial obligation and a hold will be placed on your account.

Payment or enrollment in the Installment Payment Plan must be POSTED to your MyUH account by Sept. 1, 2010, 4 p.m. (HST). Please refer to the Fall 2010 Schedule of Classes for detailed information.

Payment can be made with a credit card (MasterCard or VISA); eCheck or eSavings; or sign up for the Installment Payment Plan over the web by connecting to MyUH. https://myuh.hawaii.edu Check payments can be mailed to University of Hawaiʻi Cashier’s Office, 2600 Campus Road, QLC 105, Honolulu, HI 96822-2205. Students should allow a minimum of 5 days for mail delivery to meet the payment deadline. Students should use the Mail-In Payment Remittance Form in the Schedule of Classes to mail in their check payment. Campus mail and drop off payments are not accepted. Cash and check payments only can be made in person at the Cashier’s Office, Student Services Center, First Floor, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. For students’ convenience, the Cashier’s Office will have extended window service hours from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 1, 2010.

Students who are due a refund should verify their mailing address is correct and sign up for E-Refund on their MyUH portal.

For more information, contact the UH Cashier’s Office at 956-7554, email or go the MyUH website.

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