Board of Regents Policy 5.217 Board of Regents Policy 5.217


University of Hawai‘i Press


Regents Policy Chapter 5, Academic Affairs
Regents Policy RP 5.217, University of Hawai‘i Press
Effective Date:  Oct. 18, 2002
Prior Dates Amended:  July 22, 1971; Feb. 16, 1978; Feb. 19, 1982; Oct. 31, 2014 (recodified)
Review Date:  August 2018

I. Purpose

To set forth policy regarding the University of Hawai‘i Press and its regulations.

II. Definitions

No policy specific or unique definitions apply.

III. Board of Regents Policy

    A. The function of the University of Hawai‘i Press (Press) is to publish in permanent form books, journals, recordings, films, and electronic digital media of high merit which add to the sum of human knowledge or foster human wisdom, particularly those which reflect the regional or special interests and responsibilities of the university, East-West Center and other scholarly research organizations in the state. In addition, the Press may publish non-scholarly works of high merit which will be of service to the people of the state.

    B. In furtherance of its aims, the Press is empowered to make publishing agreements with authors, editors, other publishers, the East-West Center, and organizations within the university structure or associated with it, or with learned societies or scholarly research organizations concerned with the advancement of the arts and sciences.

    C. The executive head of the Press shall be a director and publisher appointed in accordance with applicable board and executive policies. The director and publisher shall be responsible to the chancellor of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for the efficient handling of the affairs of the Press.

    D. The imprint of the Press is restricted to such books and related materials as have been approved for publication by an editorial board responsible for setting the general editorial policy of the Press. The editorial board shall be appointed by the chancellor with the advice of the director and publisher. The editorial board shall consist of nine members appointed for terms of three years, so staggered that three appointments would be made each year. A tenth member may be appointed from the ranks of the emeriti. Members of the editorial board shall be eligible for reappointment. The board shall elect its own chairperson, and the director and publisher shall be an ex-officio member without vote.

    E. The operating funds of the Press shall be a regular part of the university budget; full office space and warehousing shall be provided by the university; all appointments and expenditures of money conform to the established practices of the university; and the Press is empowered to recoup, hold, and expend returns from sales for publishing purposes, consistent with state regulations.

    F. These regulations shall become effective at once and they are subject to change only by action of the board.

IV. Delegation of Authority

There is no policy specific delegation of authority.

V. Contact Information

Office of the Board of Regents, 956-8213,

VI. References

    B. See Chapter 12

VII. Exhibits and Appendices

No Exhibits and Appendices found


    Approved as to Form:    
    Cynthia Quinn    
    October 31, 2014    
    Executive Administrator and Secretary of the Board of Regents


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