As the sole provider of public higher education in Hawaiʻi, the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) is committed to improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of current and future generations. These University of Hawaiʻi Strategic Directions, 2015–2021 build upon previous work outlined in the Strategic Outcomes and Performances Measures, 2008–2015 and will guide the university’s priorities for the next three biennia to achieve the outcomes directed by the UH Board of Regents (BOR). Productivity and efficiency measures associated with these outcomes provide clear, measurable goals and the ability to effectively monitor progress over time.
Interwoven in the strategic directions are two key imperatives embraced within the BOR-approved UH mission: a commitment to being a foremost indigenous-serving institution and advancing sustainability. To those ends, the directions embrace the work and input of Hawaiʻi Papa O Ke Ao (PDF), a plan for the university to become a model indigenous-serving institution, the Pūkoʻa Council, and the UH System Sustainability Task Force and their reports. In addition, the President’s Task Force on Title IX and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has provided recommendations on how to achieve compliance with emerging mandatory federal requirements. The university stands firmly committed to advancing these directions in concert with core values of the institution: academic rigor and excellence, integrity and service, aloha and respect.
The four strategic directions outlined below describe the university’s priorities for 2015–2021.