University of Hawai'i
(808) 956-8856 Telephone
|For Immediate Release:||
January 18, 2002
Shawn Nakamoto, (808) 956-9095 or
Kristen Cabral, (808) 956-5039
|Report Of Announcements Made At The January 18th University Of Hawaii Board Of Regents (BOR) Meeting|
HONOLULU The University of Hawaii Board of Regents (BOR) held
their monthly meeting today at Kapiolani Community College. The following
actions were taken:
Establishment of a Master of Arts Degree in China-U.S. Relations at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The degree will serve as the academic cornerstone for the China-U.S. Center that will soon be constructed on the UH-Hilo campus.
Establishment of a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education, College of Education, UH Manoa. The certificate program is for students who have completed a bachelors degree outside of the College of Education and who wish to teach at the secondary level. Aspiring teachers with a bachelors degree can seek licensure without having to complete a masters degree. This certificate is specifically designed to meet the licensing requirements for the State Department of Education.
Establishment of a program to provide graduate certificates in Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Philippine Studies, South Asian Studies, and Southeast Asian Studies under the School of Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Studies (SHAPS) at UH Manoa.
Establishment of a Bachelor of Arts in Administration of Justice at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The program is designed to prepare graduates for entry into professions associated with the administration of justice, including, but not limited to, law enforcement, corrections, probation, parole and law. It is also designed to qualify those already in these professions (except law) for promotion to supervisory positions, as most state law enforcement and corrections positions require such a degree for promotion.
Approval of additional authority relating to academic affairs to the President of the University of Hawaii. This approval authorizes the president to approve name changes of instructional programs and credentials; program stop-outs; termination of instructional programs; and approval of instructional certificates within existing instructional programs.
The reorganization of the Office of the Senior Vice President and Chancellor for Community Colleges, Employment Training Center, and Windward Community College was approved as follows:
The Office of Employment Training Center and Continuing and Community Education (OETCCCE) at Windward Community College (WCC) will be created by reassigning the Employment Training Center to WCC and consolidating it with WCCs Continuing Education and Training program. This would integrate ETC training and services with the outreach and community service operations of WCC.
The Office of Statewide UHCC/K-12 Partnerships will be established as subunit of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This office will be responsible for heading the Community Colleges systemwide effort in developing closer, more coordinated statewide partnerships with the State Department of Education and independent schools to improve State-delivered educational and training services.
Approval of additional authority to the Administration relating to business and finance to increase operational efficiency by relieving the Board of Regents of certain administrative responsibilities in the day-to-day transaction of the business affairs of the University.
Approval of additional authority to the Vice President for Student Affairs to administer the Regents and Presidential Scholarship Program and to rename the "Presidential Achievement Scholarship" to "Presidential Scholarship."
Approval of an amendment to the BOR policy relating to athletic coaches salary ranges for the University of Hawaii at Hilo. The BOR approved a salary increase for the UH-Hilo coaching staff and UH-Hilo will conduct a national salary survey in order to develop a new salary range. Survey data will be submitted for Board consideration at the June 2002 meeting.
Approval of a legislative proposal to establish a civil service system at the University of Hawaii. The proposal recommends that a separate civil service system be established for the University that is independent of the states civil service system.
Deane Neubauer, interim chancellor for the University of Hawaii at Manoa, reported that during the period of October 16 through December 15, 2001, 282 extramural awards were granted to UH for a total of $34.1 million. This is a 40% increase in the number of awards and a 96% increase in the value of the awards from the same time period in 2000.