New Faculty Resources
New Faculty Orientation
Your first semester at UH Hilo will be both exciting and challenging, as you begin teaching new classes, establishing your research agenda, taking on service activities, and becoming familiar with and settling into the amazing island environment.
We are committed to your success at UH Hilo and want to make your transition as smooth and enjoyable as possible. The New Faculty Orientation is designed to do just that!
Day One of the New Faculty Orientation, Hoʻokamaʻāina, provides you with an experiential introduction to the natural environments, history and culture of Hilo. The excursion is facilitated by the Office of Hawaiian Culture and Protocols Engagement.
Day Two of the New Faculty Orientation provides you with a brief introduction to many topics that will assist you in preparing for a successful semester, such as an introduction to the library services for you and your students, and ADA compliance and support for students with disabilities.
Day Three of the New Faculty Orientation provides you with an introduction to the Laulima Learning Management System (LMS) used in all classes. Other topics include classroom logins, A/V and computing resources, software, and I.T. points of contact.
Contact: Chris Nishioka, Academic Support Specialist
New Faculty Mentoring
New faculty members who would like to be paired with senior faculty members for their first academic year (and possibly longer) should contact your department head. Likewise, if you are a senior faculty member who would like to mentor a new faculty member at UH Hilo, please let us know.
Program information: Faculty Mentoring Progam
Kilohana: The Academic Success Center
Kilohana's mission is to support the learning and retention of all UH Hilo students by fostering the development of independent, self-motivated learners through subject-specific support and academic skills development. This is accomplished by building a network with other units on campus so that faculty and the other members of the campus community are aware of, and utilize effectively, the full spectrum of services that support success.
Kilohana tutors work from three main locations on campus. These are the Writing Center in LRC 123 (first floor of the Mookini Library), the Science Center in STB 117, and the Math Center in CH 5.
All of our tutors are UH Hilo students selected for their academic achievement and dedication to helping others succeed. Additionally, all Kilohana peer tutors complete a rigorous training program.