Hawaii Graduation Initiative update
Hawaii is in the vanguard of states leading with a college completion agenda. We were one of only eight states selected to take part in Complete College America’s “Fall Academy” in October where we shared our plans to increase the numbers of students graduating with two- and four-year degrees and one-year certificates.
The Hawaii team drafted a preliminary three-step state completion plan, which includes:
- Fifteen to Finish: Encouraging students to enroll full-time and complete at least 15 credits per semester.
- Accelerate to Finish: Providing options for students to begin earning credits by completing college-level work in high school and through the use of summer school.
- Workforce Responsive Certificates: Establishing new certificates based on communication with employers and the Hawaii Workforce Development Council to reinforce the teaching of skills in new or high-demand areas.
Simply put, our citizens must complete to compete in our global economy. We’ll be sharing more about our efforts in these areas as our plans are further developed and implemented.
University and campus news
- C-MORE Hale supports microbe research
- Native Hawaiian serving grants awarded
- West Oahu golf tournament scores scholarship
- Hawaii CC among America’s best
- PCATT celebrates 10-year anniversary
- Leeward opens new Filipino studies center
- Maui College provides employment for isle youth
- Hokulani Imaginarium unveils new technology
- Manoa receives more than $32 million in grants
C-MORE Hale supports microbe research
On October 25, the University of Hawaii at Manoa celebrated the opening of C-MORE Hale, the new two-story, 27,000-square-foot home of the Center for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Education. Among those in attendance were U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye and Dr. Subra Suresh, recently appointed director of the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C.
C-MORE is one of 17 National Science Foundation Centers of Science and Technology across the United States. The new research facility will house state-of-the-art scientific equipment that will be used in conjunction with an existing modern fleet of research vessels to study the vital role that marine microbes play in sustaining planetary habitability. The merger of the new land-based laboratory with world-class sea-going support vessels will help position UH Manoa on the world map as a leader in oceanographic research.