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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:

Call for Proposals - Building on Lessons Learned through the Pandemic

2022 Strategic Investment Initiative

The Strategic Investment Initiative is designed to increase cross-unit and cross-disciplinary collaboration in strategic areas that, with start-up funding, have a strong possibility for success in building on our strengths while addressing challenges. Learn more about the 2022 Call for Proposals!

Health Sciences Initiative

We have been discussing better ways to coordinate and collaborate across the health sciences at UHM for many years, and the challenges of the pandemic only reinforced the importance of this work. To that end, the Health Sciences Steering Committee is charged with identifying opportunities and challenges, and proposing an appropriate structure to leverage and build on our strengths in health sciences research, education, and extension for the state and beyond.

UH Mānoa Receives 10-Year WASC Reaffirmation!

UH Mānoa has been reaffirmed for a full 10 years of accreditation, the longest period possible, by  WASC. 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. Read the Commission Action Letter and Team Report on the WASC Reaffirmation website.

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Commission on Racism & Bias

The Commission is charged with examining how we have responded to racism and bias at UH Mānoa and proposing ways to move forward together by approaching issues in an honest, open and rigorous manner, drawing from multiple perspectives, while leveraging existing resources and ongoing campus-wide initiatives. Learn about the current work of the Commission and its subcommittees!

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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 and revenue growth and to address Hawaiʻi’s most urgent needs. Keep track of our progress through the implementation spreadsheet, updated regularly. More information may be found on the Post-Pandemic Planning website.

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Institute for Sustainability & Resilience

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

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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.

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