Presentation to WASC ARC 2017 Conference, April 19, 2017 by David Mongold, IRAO Senior analyst and Joanne Itano, Associate VP for Academic Planning and Policy.
Presented at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Academic Affairs Winter Meeting by VP Risa Dickson and Hae Okimoto, February 3, 2017.
The University of Hawaiʻi was honored for two of its graduation initiatives that are national models. Before an audience of 600 higher education leaders and advocates from around the country, Complete College America (CCA) announced that UH is the inaugural recipient of two President’s Awards at the national nonprofit’s 2016 annual meeting in San Francisco, California.
This handout updates the Hawaiʻi Graduation Initiative including new and on-going strategies.
To increase the educational capital of the state by increasing the participation and completion of students, particularly Native Hawaiians, low-income students, and those from underserved regions.
The University of Hawaiʻis 15 to Finish campaign was one of two winners in the U.S. Education Delivery Institutes (EDI) Access to Success (A2S) event. As an Inspired Deliverologist Expert Award (IDEA) winner, UH was credited for system-wide goals that have:
- awarded 11,278 degrees and certificates, the most in system history
- exceeded goals for Native Hawaiian student degree attainment
- almost doubled the goal for number of Pell grants disbursed
- exceeded the goals for increasing the number of STEM degrees awarded
This is the last A2S meeting, as this five year initiatives comes to an end. Its goal was to reduce in half the gap between freshman and transfers underrepresented and low-income students in graduation rates compared to non-underrepresented minorities and low-income students. It was announced that UH four-year campuses were the only one to achieve this goal for bachelor’s degrees, and the two-year campuses exceeded the goal for low-income students.
President David Lassner’s presentation at the SHEEO Annual Meeting in Boise, ID, on July 8, 2014.
Presentation by Joanne Itano to the Council of Chief Academic Officers and Council of Chief Student Affairs Officers on May 21, 2014.