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Announcements

  • Please note that Summer and Fall 2018 Focus Designation Proposal Form deadlines are as follows:
    • SUMMER 2018: FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018
      • Summer Instructor- and STAFF-based proposals resulting in 3 or 4 designations and all Summer COURSE-based proposals must be submitted by this January 12 "priority" deadline.
      • Summer Instructor- and STAFF-based proposals requesting 1 or 2 Focus designations may be submitted through February 2, but will be reviewed by the Boards only after the review of "priority" proposals is complete, with the understanding that there may not be time for the negotiation that is sometimes necessary to secure approval.
    • FALL 2018: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018
      • Fall Instructor- and STAFF-based proposals resulting in 3 or 4 designations and all Fall COURSE-based proposals must be submitted by this February 2 "priority" deadline.
      • Fall Instructor- and STAFF-based proposals requesting 1 or 2 Focus designations may be submitted as late as March 2, but will be reviewed by the Boards only after the review of "priority" proposals is complete, with the understanding that there may not be time for the negotiation that is sometimes necessary to secure approval.
  • Requests to remove an active Focus designation from a Summer or Fall 2018 section must be received by the General Education Office by Friday, February 2 for Summer 2018 and Friday, March 2 for Fall 2018, before the designation has been “advertised” to students on Class Availability.
  • A searchable Focus status list (accurate as of 1/2/18) is available. Instructors with Focus approval for a course through Summer/Fall 2018 or later (check the Focus status list above) will have that designation placed on their Summer/Fall 2018 section(s) by the General Education Office provided that they are listed in Banner as the instructor of record before students begin registering for Summer/Fall 2018 classes.

SUMMER & FALL 2018 FOCUS PROPOSAL FORMS

-for UHM faculty members-

"INSTRUCTOR-Based" Focus forms should be submitted by an individual instructor when that instructor wants a new Focus designation or needs to renew an expired designation for his/her Summer or Fall 2018 course.

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-for Department Chairpersons/Focus Coordinators only-
 

"COURSE-based" forms should be submitted by the Department Chair or Focus Coordinator when a department has a course that inherently meets the Focus Hallmarks. Upon approval, all sections of the course will be designated with the requested Focus forms.

Click here for examples of approved course descriptions for courses with a course-based Focus designation.     

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Upon approval, all sections of the course will be designated with the requested Focus. Individual instructors will not have to submit Focus forms.


"STAFF-Based" forms should be submitted by the Department Chair or Focus Coordinator when a department has unstaffed sections of a course that traditionally have a Focus designation. Upon approval, the unstaffed sections will be designated with the requested Focus. Once instructors are assigned, they must submit thier own "regular" Focus form to explain how they will teach the course in accordance with the Focus Hallmarks.   

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Click here for a Spring 2018 Focus Form (required for newly assigned instructors of Spring Focus sections)

Focus areas

Focus Class Lists (by semester)

Please be advised that Focus sections vary every semester and designations may be changed (added or removed) until registration begins. Students should consult "Class Availability" before they register for the most up-to-date Focus information.

Focus section lists can also be found at STAR Academic Logic DB (limited-access website):
     Enrollment Management - Course Availability - Attribute.

last updated December 18, 2017; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu