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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 as UNIV 101 is 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 UNIV 101 , 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.

  • Motion approved January 29, 2015 by Chancellor who directed VCAA Platz and VCSA Makuakane-Lundin to implement