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This orientation is designed to provide you with the tools and information you’ll need to be successful as new faculty in the UHM College of Education


  1. Provide new COE faculty with information and resources on (a) the UH system and the COE,  (b) expectations and supports for tenure and promotion; and (c) teaching, research, and service;
  2. Facilitate the development of mentoring relationships within and outside the COE; and
  3. Facilitate the development of communities of practice for new faculty.


This orientation will include face-to-face sessions, on-line activities, and other activities. It will cover the following topics:

  1. Overview of the University of Hawaii, including UH Resources & COE Resources
  2. Mentoring & Communities of Practice
  3. Tenure & Promotion
  4. Teaching/Professional Duties
  5. Research
  6. Service

We’ll meet as a group approximately every two weeks, on Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Wist Hall, Room 128.  You’ll be asked to complete activities (working with other new faculty colleagues, locating resources, meeting other UH faculty/staff, etc.) during the two weeks between each orientation session.


Mary Jo Noonan, PhD, BCBA
Professor of Special Education

Orientation Calendar

Thursdays, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.; Wist Hall, Room 128





Intro to Orientation Course, UH/COE Overview, Structure, and Supports; Mentoring, Communities of Practice COE Dean Don Young,  COE Associate Dean Beth Pateman; Malia Malchock


Overview of Tenure and Promotion, UHPA (University of Hawaii Professional Assembly) Dr. James Kardash, Associative Executive Director, UHPA


Teaching/Professional Duties Dee Uwono, Title IX Coordinator, UHM


Research Valerie Shearer, COE Grants Support Center


Service; Contract Renewal


“What I Wish I Knew Then…”             Location: 2014-2015 COE 2nd Year Faculty



Your Role

This orientation has been developed to provide you with useful information and to provide a venue for you to learn from and with your colleagues.  Participation in activities and attendance  is expected and will enhance your experience as well as the experience of those involved in the orientation.

Getting Started

In order to start you’ll need to establish the accounts listed on the Getting Started page then start on our first set of activities described in Mentoring and Communities of Practice.