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Report of Announcements Made at the March 15th UH Board of Regents Meeting

University of Hawaiʻi
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Posted: Mar 15, 2002

HILO — The University of Hawaiʻi Board of Regents (BOR) held their monthly meeting today at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. The following recommendations were approved:

Lease Agreement with MW Commercial Realty, Inc.:

The BOR approved a request by the administration to enter into a six-year lease agreement with MW Commercial Realty, Inc., for approximately 2,300 square feet of office and training space at Pioneer Plaza in downtown Honolulu for use in the non-credit training programs offered by Outreach College.


Establishment of a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, UH Mānoa:

The BOR approved a request and proposal by the Chancellor for UH Mānoa to create a Master of Education Degree in Early Childhood Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies in the College of Education, to be effective Fall 2002, at UH Mānoa. The proposed MEd in Early Childhood Education will meet the advancing needs of Hawaiʻi by preparing leaders for programs serving a broad range of needs for children from birth to the age of five. The goals of the program are to increase the number of well-trained professionals in infant and toddler, preschool, early intervention, and parent education programs, as well as in agencies serving the needs of such programs.


Grant Established Status of the Bachelor of Science in Global Environmental Science, UH Mānoa:

The BOR approved a request by the Chancellor of UH Mānoa to grant established academic status for the Bachelor of Science in Global Environmental Science in the Department of Oceanography within the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at UH Mānoa. The degree was designed to provide a scientifically based, interdisciplinary approach to questions of global change. The BS in Global Environmental Science is the only undergraduate program offered by the Department of Oceanography and is a program world renowned for its research and graduate training.


Establishment of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geology, UH Hilo:

The BOR approved a request by the Senior Vice President and Chancellor of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo to establish a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology at the College of Arts and Sciences of UH Hilo. The Geology Department currently offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology with a strong mathematical component, designed for students planning to pursue graduate degrees. The proposed Bachelor of Arts degree, however, will attract students who plan to pursue teacher certification, scientific/technical writing, and other fields combining a strong liberal arts background with science training.


Amend Board of Regents‘ Bylaws and Policies on Administrative, Professional and Technical (APT) Positions:

The BOR approved housekeeping amendments to the Board of Regents‘ Bylaws and Policies on Administrative, Professional and Technical (APT) Positions, reflecting a change from a position classification and pricing system to the broad band system. The recommended policy amendment updates the terminology in keeping with the broad band system.


Gifts, Grants, and Contracts:

The BOR accepted a report on gifts, grants, and contracts received by the UH System during the period of January 16, 2002 through February 15, 2002, totaling approximately $15.2 million. Also accepted was a report on grants, contracts and agreements acknowledged by the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo during the period January 16, 2002 through February 15, 2002, totaling $73,367.