UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I
REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE
ANNUAL REPORT ON GOALS, OBJECTIVES/POLICIES, ACTION
AND PERFORMANCE MEASURES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I
AS REQUIRED BY ACT 100, S.B. 1518, 1999
Act 100 of the 1999 Legislature requires every state
department and agency to develop and submit twenty days prior to the start
of each regular session an annual report that addresses their goals,
objectives/policies, action plan, and process to measure performance of
programs and services in meeting stated goals, objectives, and policies.
The following information and enclosed documents are provided in response
to this annual reporting requirement.
SYSTEM MISSION, VISION, GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND ACTION
With the arrival of President Evan Dobelle, the
University of Hawai‘i embarked on a review of its mission, goals, and
directions, leading to a new system Strategic Plan. The plan is a result
of visionary leadership by faculty, students, staff, regents, and friends
of the University system.
The mission statement, vision, goals, objectives, and
action plans of the University of Hawai‘i system can be found in the
University of Hawai‘i System Strategic Plan: Entering the University’s
Second Century, 2002-2010 (Enclosure).
Each of the four Units of the University (UH Manoa, UH
Hilo, UH-West O‘ahu, and UH Community Colleges) began preparing and
revising its strategic plan during Fall 2001. Final Unit plans will be
refined, linked to the System plan, and finalized during Fall 2002.
MONITORING AND REPORTING
Policy. Board of Regents’ policy requires regular
and systematic assessment of programs, services, campuses, and the
University system as a whole.
In accordance with Hawai‘i Revised Statutues
304.4-5 (also known as Act 161) institutional effectiveness measures
(or benchmarks/performance indicators) tied to Master (Strategic)
Plan goals have been adopted (Board of Regents’ action 10/96) and
Program Review. All University of Hawai‘i
academic programs are subject to periodic review. Within established
University policy, these reviews assess the extent to which academic
programs are meeting their stated objectives and whether these
objectives are still appropriate to the campus, Unit, and University
missions. The University prepares an annual status report on the
results of the program review process. Enclosed is the executive
summary of the most recent report.
Institutional Effectiveness Report, 2002 Update
(Enclosure). This is the University’s fifth report; it updates
the 2000 Benchmarks/Performance Indicators Report. The title
of this report has changed to reflect the importance the University
places on linking University goals with evidence of specific
achievements. As in previous efforts, the report identifies relevant
effectiveness measures associated with University strategic goals
and details levels of performance or achievement at a point in time,
over time, and/or relative to a standard or reference point.
The institutional effectiveness measures
presented respond to accountability concerns and assist in internal
efforts directed at program improvement and mission/goal