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As the chief academic officer of the campus, the Provost is responsible for ensuring the success of UH Mānoa students, faculty, and staff across education, research, scholarship, service, and outreach.


The Office of the Provost serves as the home for innovative initiatives that cross the boundaries of education, research, student affairs, and outreach. Current initiatives include the following.

Dr. Frankie Zhu and zero-g researchers


With the aim of increasing the number of underrepresented, wāhine faculty in STEM, UH Mānoa is beginning an ADVANCE Catalyst project funded by the National Science Foundation to undertake data collection and self-assessment to identify systemic gender inequities so that these can be addressed. Learn more!

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Mānoa Strategic Investment Initiative recipients announced

Eleven impressive projects have been awarded $2.3 million through the highly competitive 4th round of the Mānoa Strategic Investment Initiative competition. This grant opportunity is funded by the Office of the Provost and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship.

Health Sciences Initiative

Health Sciences Steering Committee

The Health Sciences Initiative is designed to identify opportunities to leverage and build on our strengths in health sciences research, education, and extension for the state and beyond. The steering committee is composed of campus and external colleagues with vested interests in our success in this area. Learn more.

Office of the Provost - Highlights and Current Initiatives

Newsletter – Highlights Initiatives

We are pleased to share with you the monthly newsletter of the Office of the Provost. Our goal through this effort is to amplify and share good news, professional development opportunities, and campus-wide initiatives. We invite you to subscribe to remain informed of initiatives and highlights.

WASC Senior College and University Commission: Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation. Becoming a Native Hawaiian Place of Learning. Transformational Student Success. Academic Innovation & engaged learning.

UH Mānoa Receives 10-Year Reaffirmation!

UH Mānoa has been reaffirmed for a full 10 years of accreditation, the longest period possible. From the hard work of the steering committee to the tremendous campus-wide participation in the visit, the review team was impressed by the high-level of engagement. Learn more on the WASC Reaffirmation website.

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Learning Assistant Program

A Learning Assistant (LA) is an undergraduate student who facilitates discussion and engagement by working with students in small groups during class to encourage active participation. LAs support an increasing number of lower division courses, particularly challenging courses with low success rates. Learn more!

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Planning for Post-Pandemic Hawaiʻi

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a fiscal crisis for the State and for the UH System. To address this, every UH Mānoa unit developed plans to enhance opportunities for program growth and to address Hawaiʻi’s most urgent needs. Keep track of our progress and learn more about this work.

C-Maiki - the Institute


The Center for MICROBIOME Analysis through Island Knowledge & Investigation (C-MĀIKI) performs cutting-edge microbiome research by leveraging the ecology, geography and cultures of Hawaiʻi to better understand and model microbiome dynamics.

View of Waiamea Bay from the Pupukea hillside

Institute for Sustainability & Resilience

ISR provides a campus-wide focus for instructional, research and outreach programs relating to sustainability and resilience Hawaiʻi, as lessons from our islands can help provide global solutions.

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