- Student Success Center // http:gohere.manoa.hawaii.edu
- Learning Assistance Center // www.manoa.hawaii.edu/learning
- Service Learning Program // www.hawaii.edu/servicelearning
- Disability Access: KOKUA // www.hawaii.edu/kokua
- STAR // https://www.star.hawaii.edu/student
- Bachelor Degree Program Sheets & Sample Four Year Academic Plans //
- Learning Information Literacy Online // www.hawaii.edu/lilo
- Placement Exam Information // http://manoa.hawaii.edu/records/register/place_exams/fall_2012.html
Student Success Center
The Student Success Center provides students with the information and skills to be academically successful in their courses. It is a place for students to work with faculty, librarians, mentors, and tutors to meet individually defined learning needs. It will also assist students in finding the help they need to succeed in their academic work. The Sinclair Library, as host to The Student Success Center, provides a learning environment that meets the space, computing, and information needs of students and those who work with them.
Learning Assistance Center
The Learning Assistance Center (LAC) is a developmental education program that provides academic counseling services and assists students in developing learning skills to increase academic success. The LAC assists students in becoming autonomous, confident and effective learners in order to successfully meet academic standards. It assists students in the ongoing development of academic and affective skills that contribute to positive adjustment and performance in the learning environment. Students can participate in individual or group sessions to become more proficient in managing time, reading, writing, taking notes, taking exams, and to enhance academic motivation. A tutoring program that provides help for courses that students find particularly challenging is available. Initial assessment, counseling and support services for students with learning disabilities are also provided.
Service Learning Program
The Service Learning Program offers UH Mānoa students and community agencies the opportunity to participate in a partnership of volunteer service. The Service Learning Program functions as a clearinghouse. It links UH Mānoa students interested in donating their valuable time and experience with volunteer agencies within the community. Students receive information on the volunteer experience, and agencies have access to enthusiastic, energetic, and skilled student volunteers.
STAR is your personal academic navigational chart, designed to help you monitor your journey at UHM. Log on and use STAR to view your official transcripts, including transfer credits. Use it to determine how far you’ve come in your program and how much farther you need to go, and use this data in selecting courses for the coming semester. STAR also has a “what-if” feature that allows you to match your academic record against requirements in other UHM programs. STAR is a useful planning tool, but you should always consult with your academic advisors before making course and program decisions.
Bachelor Degree Program Sheets & Sample Four Year Academic Plans (Fall 2011 - Spring 2012)
These program sheets and sample four year academic plans are intended as advising tools to be used in tandem with academic advising. Reasonable measures have been taken to ensure the quality, reliability and accuracy of the information contained herein. However, no guarantees or representations, expressed or implied, with respect to these documents or any parts thereof are made. The right is reserved to delete, add to, or amend information without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to meet regularly with his/her academic advisor(s) to ensure proper progress, and to confirm his/her academic requirements.
This project is maintained by the Office for the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education. For more information about this project, please contact Ruth O. Bingham (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Megumi Makino (email@example.com).
LILO is an interactive, dynamically driven tutorial that will introduce students to critical thinking skills and information and retrieval skills needed to research and write at the college level.
Six modules guide you through the process:
1. Understanding the research process;
2. Understanding your assignment;
3. Topic selection;
4. Conducting information searches;
5. Evaluating your results; and
6. Integrating information sources into your paper, and citing sources.
"My LILO Journal" enables you to record your research topic ideas, search words, book, article and Web citations, and more to keep you focused and organized.
Placement Exam Information
Math and Chemistry Placement Exams
All students who wish to enroll in CHEM 161 for the first time must take the Pre-chemistry Assessment and obtain a passing score. The placement exam is a computer-based exam and must be taken in Keller Hall. To sign up, visit the chemistry department's website at: http://www.manoa.hawaii.edu/chem/.
All students who wish to enroll in Math 140 or 241 must take the Assessment Exam and achieve a certain score. However, if you have received appropriate college transfer credits or received an acceptable score on the Calculus Advanced Placement test, you may not need to take the Assessment Exam. For more information, please contact the Mathematics Department at (808) 956-4679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Language Placement Exams
Certain majors have language requirements but other majors do not. Check with your college advisors or the Mānoa Advising Center to determine if you need to take a language placement exam and to discuss your options in this area.
Manoa Writing Program
The University of Hawai'i at Mānoa has a one-semester Foundations-Written Communication (FW) requirement as part of its General Education Core. The requirement is designed to introduce students to academic writing at the college level and to help them develop effective written communication skills thatcan be used in both college and in the professional world.Undergraduates fulfill this requirement by earning credit for one of four first-year writing courses:
> English 100 - Composition I (for freshmen only during the Fall and Spring semesters at UHM)
- > English 100A - Composition I (Honors)
- > English 190 - Composition I for Transfer Students(for students who with 25 or more transfer credits for their non-UHM courses)
- > English Language Institute 100 - Expository Writing: A Guided Approach (for non-native speakers of English)
Advanced Placement credit: A score of “4” or “5” on either of the two Advanced Placement English Exams (Language & Composition OR Literature & Composition) is equivalent to UHM's ENG 100 course.
Transfer credit: If you passed a course at another college that is officially equivalent to UHM’s ENG 100, ENG 200**, or ELI 100, you have satisfied the FW requirement.
To learn more about your Foundations-Written Communication (FW) requirement and how fulfill it, visit http://www.hawaii.edu/gened/foundations_fulfillFW.htm .
Disability Access: KOKUA
The KOKUA Program serves undergraduate, graduate and professional students with learning, physical, psychiatric and other documented disabilities. KOKUA provides disability access services to individuals on a case by case basis, and students are not charged for these services.
Services may include: priority registration, faculty liaison, exam accommodations, alternative media services, note taking, scribe services, academic adjustments (e.g. foreign language substitution), on campus van transportation, American Sign Language interpreting, real-time captioning services, assistive technology, library assistance, and mobility assistance.