To Require incoming Freshman to be Placed in a one-credit UNIV 101 Course
Whereas the University wishes students to persist and succeed in their chosen degree programs, and
Whereas the University wishes to impart the skills necessary for students to meet their goals, and
Whereas enrollment in first year success courses such asis associated, ceteris paribus, with significantly higher retention and graduation rates and
Whereas the cost of providing a one-credit faculty-taught first year success course to all incoming freshmen, to be compensated at normal overload rates, would be less than the additional tuition revenue generated by retaining four in-state and two out-of-state students for one additional semester,
Therefore, be it resolve that all incoming freshmen in the fall semester be placed into a section of, a one credit course offered on an overload basis by interested faculty and qualified staff.
UH Hilo Faculty Congress Vote: Yes – 16, No – 0, Abstain - 0
Motion sent to Chancellor and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs January 23, 2015.