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Focus Proposals

COURSE-Based” Focus forms should be submitted by the Department Chair or Focus Coordinator when a department has a course that inherently meets the Focus Hallmarks. Upon approval, all sections of the course will be designated with the requested Focus.

“INSTRUCTOR-Based” Focus forms should be submitted by an individual instructor when that instructor wants a new Focus designation or needs to renew an expired designation.

“STAFF-Based” Focus forms should be submitted by the Department Chair or Focus Coordinator when a department has unstaffed sections of a course that traditionally have a Focus designation. Upon approval, the unstaffed sections will be designated with the requested Focus. Once instructors are assigned, they must submit their own instructor-based Focus form to explain how they will teach the course in accordance with the Focus Hallmarks.

Summer 2020 Focus Forms: Due Friday, January 17, 2020

Summer 2020 COURSE-Based Form PDF WORD
Summer 2020 INSTRUCTOR-Based Form PDF WORD
Summer 2020 STAFF-Based Form PDF WORD

Fall 2020 Focus Forms: Due Friday, February 7, 2020

Fall 2020 COURSE-Based Form PDF WORD
Fall 2020 INSTRUCTOR-Based Form PDF WORD
Fall 2020 STAFF-Based Form PDF WORD

Completed forms may be submitted via email to gened@hawaii.edu.

Focus Status List

Diversification Proposals

To request a Diversification designation, departments should complete a UHM-1 form (for new courses) or a UHM-2 form (to modify an existing course).

For new courses, #8 “Gen Ed Core or Hawaiian/Second Language Requirement Designation” should indicate the requested Diversification designation (i.e., DA, DH, DL, DS, DB, DP, DY). A course that has an embedded laboratory component may have DB+DY or DP+DY.

For existing courses, #8f “Type of Change: Diversification, Foundations, Hawaiian/Second Language Designation” should be checked off, with the “Change Details” indicating the requested change in Diversification designation.

Submit the UHM form as required by your School/College. For a Spring 2021 effective term, the form should be routed to the General Education Office by Monday, March 16, 2020.

Foundations Proposals

Summer/Fall 2021 Foundations Forms: Due Monday, September 28, 2020

Global & Multicultural Perspectives PDF WORD
Quantitative Reasoning PDF WORD
Written Communication PDF WORD

When a Foundations designation is being requested, a UHM form is also required. Submit the form as required by your School/College. For a Summer/Fall 2021 effective term, the form should be routed to the OVCAA by Thursday, October 15, 2020.

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