Grant Reports 2016-10-27T20:48:32+00:00

Certificate of Competence in GIS in Ecosystem Management

Learn more about grant-funded innovations and the Certificate of Competence in GIS in Ecosystem Management. The Thank You video features student appreciation for employer support and job opportunities, and the Video Introduction below provides an overview of the courses. The Executive Summary highlights the innovative strategies and actionable insights of the grant initiative. The full PDF report below provides more detail on grant outcomes and ideas for scaling and sustaining GIS innovations.

Thank You Video

Executive Summary

Explore our final report on the GIS initiative at UH Maui College, including results from our post-initiative employer survey.

Video Introduction

What is GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computer-based tool that analyzes, stores, and manipulates and visualizes geographic information on a map.

GIS Report 2016

  • > Overview
  • > Innovations
  • > Enrollment and Demographics
  • > Value of GIS
  • > Pathways to GIS
  • > Scaling and Sustaining
  • > Appendix








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Industry Standard Competencies, Department of Labor
GIS courses at UH Maui College align with the Geospatial Technology Competency Model developed through a collaborative effort involving the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the GeoTech Center, and industry experts.
Learn more here.

Esri Technical Certification
GIS courses at UH Maui College provide hands-on learning using ArcGIS software to help prepare students to pursue Esri technical certification.
Learn more here.

Transformative Change Initiative, University of Illinois
The GIS Program Report references the eight guiding principles for scaling transformative change developed by the Office of Community College Research and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Transformative Change Initiative assists community colleges to scale-up innovations that improve student outcomes and program, organization, and system performance.
Learn more here.

Rural Hawaiʻi Grant Team at UH Maui College
For questions on the report, please contact Karen Tamaki, or Sarah McLane Bryan,

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