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Focus Articulation

Hawaiian, Asian, & Pacific Issues

A HAP multicampus articulation agreement has been signed. As a result, course sections offered in Spring 2009 or later that have been given a HAP designation at HonCC, KapCC, KauCC, LCC, MCC, WCC, UHM, and/or UHWO will articulate to any of the other participating campuses as fulfilling the HAP Focus requirement.

UH campuses that are not currently participating in the multicampus agreement must have their instructors submit an articulation request form (below) if they want their Fall 2009 section(s) to articulate as fulfilling Manoa's HAP Focus requirement.

UH courses that transfer with GenEd credit
HawCC
HonCC
KapCC
KauCC
LeeCC
MauCC
WinCC
UH Hilo
UH West O'ahu

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Fall 2009 Articulation Request Form

Form for HawCC and UH Hilo faculty members
 
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Approval Lists: Articulated Courses/Sections

HawCC

HonCC

KapCC

KauCC

LeeCC

MauCC

WinCC

UH Hilo

UH West O'ahu

UHM Approved Instructors and Their Courses

Frequently Asked Questions

I want my section to articulate as satisfying the HAP requirement at UHM. Do I need to submit a proposal?

Eight UH campuses currently participate in a multicampus HAP articulation agreement: HonCC, KapCC, KauCC, LCC, MCC, WCC, UHM, and UHWO. H Focus courses offered Spring 2009 or later at these campuses will articulate to any of the other participating campuses as fulfilling the HAP Focus requirement. No articulation proposal form is needed.

If your UH campus currently does not participate in the multicampus agreement, you must submit a HAP articulation request form unless Manoa previously approved your HAP articulation request and that approval is still active. (Links to approvals are above; click on the campus.)

What do I have to turn in?

The proposal form asks you for basic section information, answers to questions, and a detailed syllabus (or course outline) that shows the course topics, guest speakers, field trips, etc., by week.

Your signature as well as the signatures of your division/department chairperson, chief academic officer, and your campus's HAP coordinator (if applicable) are required.

Helpful tips on how to meet the H Hallmarks and complete the proposal form:

  • When requesting an H designation, the applicant should submit a set of statements that point out how the course specifically addresses Hallmarks. A single, focused paragraph with some specific examples for each Hallmark is usually sufficient.

  • The concept of intersection of Native Hawaiian culture with either or both of the other two regions is key. A course exclusively about Hawai'i, the Pacific Islands, or Asia is not eligible for an H designation. A course that does not include relationships with Native Hawaiian culture is not eligible for an H designation.

  • The course design must include both the Native Hawaiian voice and the native voice from the indigenous people of the area of intersection. These could be represented through publications, videos, guest speakers, or field trips, for example.

  • The syllabus is to be annotated and detailed. It must show the weekly distribution of topics, readings, and other features, e.g. videos, guest speakers, field trips. Although some of the activities or their chronology may change as the semester progresses, the Board wants a sense of the overall design of the course and the distribution of the various Hallmark components within it.

Does everyone teaching the course need to submit a separate proposal?

At UHM, the HAP Focus approval is given to an instructor+course combination. Thus, each person who is teaching a section of the course must submit his or her own proposal to be approved. The same is true of articulation requests: each instructor is required to submit his/her own proposal form.

In cases where a master syllabus is used, most of the materials submitted by instructors will be identical.

Do I have to turn in a proposal every semester?

No, once approved, you will receive a 3-year approval for a specific course. All of your sections of that particular course will articulate to UH Mānoa.

Please note that the approval is an instructor+course combination. Others who teach the same course must submit their own proposal. You must submit a proposal for each course you teach.

I heard that some professors' requests have not been approved. Is that true?

Some UHM faculty members have had their proposal denied after a good-faith negotiation effort by the faculty member and the H Board.

The tables below show the number of UHM proposals submitted, approved, not approved, and withdrawn (by the UHM faculty member) between fall 2002 and spring 2005.

Hawaiian, Asian, & Pacific Issues      
             
  Submitted Approved % Not Approved % Withdrawn %
F02 46 32 70% 13 28% 1 2%
S03 25 19 76% 6 24% 0 0%
F03 16 14 88% 2 13% 0 0%
S04 22 20 91% 2 9% 0 0%
F04 34 28 82% 4 12% 2 6%
S05 33 21 64% 6 18% 6 18%
AVERAGE 29 22 78% 6 17% 2 4%
             
Contemporary Ethical Issues        
             
  Submitted Approved % Not Approved % Withdrawn %
F02 35 35 100% 0 0% 0 0%
S03 28 26 93% 1 4% 1 4%
F03 24 22 92% 2 8% 0 0%
S04 36 32 89% 2 6% 2 6%
F04 32 31 97% 1 3% 0 0%
S05 41 40 98% 1 2% 0 0%
AVERAGE 33 31 95% 1 4% 1 2%
             
Oral Communication          
             
  Submitted Approved % Not Approved % Withdrawn %
F02 16 16 100% 0 0% 0 0%
S03 32 32 100% 0 0% 0 0%
F03 17 17 100% 0 0% 0 0%
S04 23 23 100% 0 0% 0 0%
F04 42 42 100% 0 0% 0 0%
S05 64 61 95% 1 2% 2 3%
AVERAGE 32 32 99% 0 0% 0 1%
             
Writing Intensive            
             
  Submitted Approved % Not Approved % Withdrawn %
F02 209 208 100% 1 0% 0 0%
S03 204 203 100% 1 0% 0 0%
F03 234 234 100% 0 0% 0 0%
S04 194 194 100% 0 0% 0 0%
F04 259 259 100% 0 0% 0 0%
S05 195 195 100% 0 0% 0 0%
AVERAGE 216 216 100% 0 0% 0 0%

 

 

updated February 5, 2009; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu