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October 2010

Hawai‘i Graduation Initiative update

Hawai‘i is in the vanguard of states leading with a college completion agenda. We were one of only eight states selected to take part in Complete College America’s “Fall Academy” in October where we shared our plans to increase the numbers of students graduating with two- and four-year degrees and one-year certificates.

The Hawai‘i team drafted a preliminary three-step state completion plan, which includes:

  1. Fifteen to Finish: Encouraging students to enroll full-time and complete at least 15 credits per semester.
  2. Accelerate to Finish: Providing options for students to begin earning credits by completing college-level work in high school and through the use of summer school.
  3. Workforce Responsive Certificates: Establishing new certificates based on communication with employers and the Hawai‘i Workforce Development Council to reinforce the teaching of skills in new or high-demand areas.

Simply put, our citizens must complete to compete in our global economy. We’ll be sharing more about our efforts in these areas as our plans are further developed and implemented.

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UH Community Colleges News

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Leeward opens new Filipino studies center

Leeward Community College recently celebrated the grand opening of the new home for its Sulong Aral program, and was honored to have Senator Daniel Inouye in attendance for the festivities.

The Sulong Aral program focuses on increasing retention, persistence and success for Leeward Community College students of Filipino ancestry. The ultimate goal is to insure these students finish their studies, earn their associate degrees and transfer on to one of UH’s four-year campuses to work towards a baccalaureate degree. The program receives its funding through a two-year, $638,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Education.

Read the news release.