Last week the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa was awarded the longest period of reaccreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
The accreditation process began five years ago and included many reviews, meetings, reports and evaluations of all aspects of the university community.
“Said Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Reed Dasenbrock, ‘Mānoa being reaccredited for the longest possible period—something that only a very few institutions in the WASC region have received—should be a signal that we have a great university here in Hawai‘i. This is an institution for higher education that the citizens of the state should be proud of.'”
Attending UH through A Semester in Hawaii is not just about the beach and the good weather. Students are engaged through stimulating classes taught by dedicated faculty at an institution driven to excellence.
Read the university’s mission statement:
As a land, sea, and space grant university, the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa is dedicated not only to academic and research excellence but also to serving with aloha the local, national, and international communities that surround us. Taking as its historic trust the Native Hawaiian values embedded in the concepts of kuleana, ʻohana, and ahupuaʻa that serve to remind us of our responsibilities to family, community, and the environment, Mānoa’s hallmark is a culture of community engagement that extends far beyond the classroom to bridge theory and practice, fostering creative and critical thinking, and promoting students’ intellectual growth and success as contributing members of society.
Central to this mission is faculty dedication to a fertile, engaged, and ethical learning environment characterized by a free exchange of ideas, shared intellectual resources, cutting edge scholarship, and high academic expectations. With its unique geographic location bridging East and West, Mānoa serves as a portal to an exceptional educational experience while striving to improve quality of life in the region through collaborative partnerships that support innovations in education, health care, social development, culture and arts, earth, space, and ocean sciences, sustainable land management, and technological advancement.