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The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (OVCAA) has leadership responsibilities for the planning, direction, development, coordination, and management of the academic programs of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and campus-wide educational initiatives. As such the OVCAA works with the Academic Deans and Directors to ensure that academic initiatives are responsive to unit, campus, and state needs and are effectively implemented.  We proactively ensure a portfolio of high-quality, inspiring, and responsive undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for lifetime success. The OVCAA is responsible for assisting the academic units with recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse, world-class faculty with excellence in teaching, research, and service.