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RESOLUTION ON PROPOSAL FOR REORGANIZING SUMMER SESSION AND THE COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

WHEREAS, the merger of Summer Session and the College of Continuing Education into a single college will consolidate administrative functions in an efficient and cost-effective manner: and

WHEREAS, the new unit will have the responsibility to strengthen the University's efforts to meet the needs of non-traditional students, expand distance education offerings, and provide leadership and support for faculty who use technology to deliver courses; and

WHEREAS, the proposal for the merger does not address perceived inadequacies in the current academic program of the continuing education program of the University of Hawaii at Manoa;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Faculty Senate of the University of Hawaii Manoa approves the proposed merger of Summer Session and the College of Continuing Education and Community Service. However, during this process of reorganization, we call on the administration to attend to needed changes in the continuing education program, including exploring policy changes and other steps regarding the following possibilities:

  1. expansion of an evening and weekend academic program to offer a greater range of degrees:
  2. closer working relationships and shared responsibility with the academic departments and programs of UH-Manoa for the continuing education curriculum to assure an appropriate mix of courses; and
  3. an option for regular UH-Manoa students to take continuing education courses without financial penalty.

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