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Spring 2016 Focus forms are now available. (See below.)


     Priority Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015

          Final Deadline: Friday, October 16, 2015


Focus status lists (accurate as of 3/1/15) are available in Excel format:

  • by department/subject
  • by instructor

    Updated Focus status lists will be posted shortly.


    -for UHM faculty members-

    "Regular" Focus forms should be submitted when an individual instructor wants a new Focus designation or needs to renew an expired designation for his/her course.



    -for Department Chairpersons only-

    "COURSE-based" forms (for Department Chairs and Focus Coordinators only) should be submitted  when a department has a course that inherently meets the Focus Hallmarks.

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


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

    "STAFF" forms (for Department Chairs and Focus Coordinators only) should be submitted when a department has unstaffed sections of courses 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 their own Focus form to explain how they will teach the course in accordance with the Focus Hallmarks.

    Click here for a FALL 2015 Focus form (required for newly assigned instructors of Fall 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 August 7, 2015; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu