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High Performing System (HPS)

Through cost-effective, transparent and accountable practices, ensure financial viability and sustainability to ensure UH’s ability to provide a diverse student body throughout Hawaiʻi with affordable access to a superb higher education experience in support of the institutional mission of the university

HPS Productivity and Efficiency Measures

HPS Action Strategy 1:

Employ best practices in management, administration and operations.


  • Implement world-class business practices to advance efficiency, transparency and accountability with sound risk management
  • Create effective and efficient organizational structures that leverage the advantages of centralization and decentralization to maximize efficiency and responsiveness to internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide professional and leadership development for UH faculty and staff
  • Effectively use metrics throughout the system to advance goals and objectives
  • Increase transparency in budgeting and expenditures through improved reporting practices
  • Promote mission differentiation through the review of academic offerings to identify unnecessary duplication and opportunities for improved collaboration
  • Standardize, centralize and collaborate on shared services to improve operating efficiencies and effectiveness in student support areas such as admission applications, transcript evaluation, financial aid processing, admissions, monitoring of student progress, early alerts and intervention strategies
  • Pursue areas of development for public private partnerships (P3) such as land monetization, renewable energy development, facilities maintenance, and real asset/real property development

HPS Action Strategy 2:

Diversify resource base beyond state appropriations and tuition to support public higher education in Hawaiʻi.


  • Execute a successful fundraising campaign across all campuses to provide additional support for students, faculty, facilities, priorities and programs
  • Actively manage UH land assets to generate revenue, reduce costs and support UH’s mission activities statewide
  • Execute a coherent strategy for international and non-resident recruitment and enrollment, including coordinating as a system to encourage study abroad, and advance revenue goals as well as the educational benefits to Hawaiʻi students of a globally diverse student body
  • Improve revenue generation associated with UH innovations and intellectual property through the Hawaiʻi Innovation Initiative
  • Develop new instructional models, such as microcredentials, that can attract new populations of learners to the University
  • Develop financial and operational plans that support the expected rapid increases in enrollment as the communities embraces their new campuses
  • Create capital development plans for facilities that support expected enrollment growth and campus academic and strategic plans
  • Develop plans for utilization of non-campus land assets to generate revenue and/or reduce university costs through complementary and compatible activities such as development of a university village and alternate energy generation

HPS Action Strategy 3:

Provide safe, healthy and discrimination free environments for teaching, learning and scholarship for students, employees and visitors.


  • Collaborate as a system to understand and comply with Title IX and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) guidance and apply best practices in promoting safety and response to incidents across the state
  • Update systemwide and campus policies and guidelines to ensure compliance and promote safety and security
  • Ensure availability and accessibility of high-quality confidential resources for victims
  • Provide appropriate safety and awareness education for responsible officials and all students and employees
  • Ensure that clear and useful information is readily available when needed

Metrics for High Performing System (HPS)