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UH Hilo Academic Policies

These pages contain only links to official academic policies approved by the appropriate bodies affecting the entire University of Hawai╩╗i Hilo campus. Please consult departmental/program/unit web pages for policies specific to their domains. Please contact the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for more information. The policies are organized under appropriate headings and in duplicate where appropriate. The policy number is based on the date the policy was passed. A brief description of each policy is followed by the original date posted to this web page. To access the actual policy document, click on the policy number and title.


New Wording

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Distance Education




Duties & Responsibilities


  • 2009-3 Course Evaluations (PDF): Faculty must offer students the opportunity to evaluate each course utilizing the common standardized form. (posted July 2009)

Faculty Congress Motions/Administration Response

Job Description & Hiring

Programs Proposals, Modifications & Review

  • 2012-7 Distance Learning Designation (PDF): UH Hilo distance learning program is a degree, certificate, or licensure program. Programs considering offering a DLP need to go through the proper process and consult with the Distance Learning Coordinator. (posted November 2013)
    • (Since the original Distance learning document was signed and posted in June 2012, there have been personnel changes: Janet Ray, Distance Learning Consultant, Seri Luangphinith, WASC Accreditation Liaison, and Jean Ippolito, Curriculum Planning Liaison. Please check the online directory for contact information.)
  • 2013-5-B Ho╩╗okahi Ka ╩╗Ilau Like Ana: Wield the Paddles TogetherÔÇôAcademic Program Review (PDF): Constitutes a proposed revision to the current guidelines of the Academic Program Review.
    • Memo (PDF): Motion to approve Ho╩╗okahi Ka ╩╗Ilau Like Ana: Wield the Paddles Together. (posted July 2013)

Tenure and Promotion

  • 2005-3 Appointment of TPRCs (PDF): Eligibility, appointing process, TPRC for instructional faculty, and TPRC for library and Student Services Facilities. (posted July 2009)

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  • Missed Class Policy: Policy for students missing classes due to participation in official university events.



Complaint Policy

  • 2005-4-B Academic Complaint Policy: The proper procedures for resolution of academic complaints concerning student protections, and procedures for the resolution of academic grievances related to improper evaluation. (posted July 2009)

Degree Requirements

  • 2009-12-A Residency Requirements: Residency requirements must be fulfilled in order to receive a baccalaureate degree from UH Hilo. (December 2009; posted January 2010)
  • 2007-10 Concurrent Degrees: Motion to adopt new wording in the UH Hilo catalog regarding double majors, second baccalaureate degrees, and concurrent degrees. (posted December 2008)





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Graduate Division

Conduct of Research

  • 2011-2 Responsible Conduct of Research Policy (PDF): UH Hilo adopted the Responsible Conduct of Research plan which provides appropriate training and oversight to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers. This plan is required by the NSF and NIH for their funding and support. (posted April 2011)

Ka Haka ╩╗Ula O Ke╩╗elik┼Źlani: College of Hawaiian Language

Graduation Requirements

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