We hope to answer questions you may have below, but if we do not have an answer for you on the website, please donʻt hesitate to contact us and we will add your inquiry (if pertinent) for future reference for others.
+ Where can I find your offices?
We are located in Bilger 104.
We are on the first floor toward the Art Building and McCarthy Mall.
+ What are your hours of operation?
We are open Monday through Friday, 7:45am-4:30pm HST, except official holidays.
+ How can I propose a course Iʻm teaching for a specific designation?
Check out our Proposals webpage.
+ Do your proposals include support?
+ How long does the Gen Ed designation last?
Initial approval is for three years, and renewals are good for five years. Once approved, your course will appear in the Focus Status List. The General Education Office (GEO) sends multiple reminder emails each semester of upcoming proposal deadlines. The GEO will also contact you via email once the appropriate Board(s) and/or Council make their decisions.
Note that it is your responsibility to ensure that approved designations are correct in Class Availability, and that you pay close attention to posted and emailed deadlines for proposals.
+ The deadline for submission has passed, but can I still submit my proposal?
Unfortunately, proposals will not be accepted after the final deadline except under extraordinary circumstances.
+ A designation is not showing up for my course in Class Availability. What do I do?
Please contact us.
+ Can multiple sections of the same O Focus designated course meet at the same time and place?
In Fall 2019, the Oral Communication Board decided that regardless of whether there is TA/GA assistance, all O Focus classes can have no more than 20 students (if primarily individual O assignments) or 30 students (if primarily group assignments). Multiple sections of the same O course can meet at the same time/place as long as there are breakout/recitation sections that meet the enrollment requirement (i.e., 20-30 students max) at least once a week.