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Tune in for Success Tips on MCTV

Having a hard time managing stress or need some tips on how to concentrate? UH Maui College’s MCTV channel will be airing a new television series as part of a ‘What it Takes to Succeed’ (WiTTS) project that seeks to integrate learning and study skills into curriculum. While the focus is primarily for college students to develop the ‘soft skills’ needed to stay on track and succeed, the strategies can be applied to any profession. WiTTS Project Director Anne Ku encourages all community members to tune in. “When I talk to college graduates and people who have succeeded in their jobs and relationships, I notice a consistent, core set of skills that echo throughout their stories: mastery of time management; goal setting; self-regulation,” she said. “These skills are essential to get us through whatever stage of life we’re in.” In each of the 30-minute episodes, WiTTS TV will help viewers develop or refine these skills through interviews and discussions with experts from UHMC and the community. The show will cover a range of topics, including Concentration and Focus, Stress and Crisis Management, and Overcoming the Fear of Mathematics. The first episode, Why College? Short-Term Versus Long-Term Goals, airs on Saturday, March 14, and will feature two UHMC graduates who will discuss how goal setting and self-awareness strategies set them on the pathway to academic success. Ku, who will also host the WiTTS TV episodes, said, “The idea for WiTTS came about when I saw the need to integrate these skills into our academic disciplines so that they can be reinforced—and not just covered in a single workshop.” Ku is working with UHMC Faculty & Staff Development Coordinator Joyce Yamada to involve their colleagues through WiTTS

Acceptable Use Policy

  General Statement: This policy outlines the conditions under which Maui College computers and network resources may be used.  The policy covers usage by faculty and staff, as well as student. Computer and network access in computing labs, microcomputer classrooms, the library, and via student central server accounts is a privilege, not a right. Access to computers and network resources is granted for academic purposes. Like other publicly-funded resources, computing facilities and network access cannot be used for commercial purposes without proper written authorization from Maui College. Copyright Laws: Unauthorized copying or transfer of copyrighted materials, including software is prohibited. Therefore copying of most software which resides on microcomputer classroom, lab or library systems or servers is likely a copyright violation. Software that can be legally copied is available and so-designated on UHMC info, UHINFO and other web sites. However, such software should only be downloaded to a diskette provided by the student (or to the student’s central computing system account); such as software should never be downloaded to the hard drive of a system in a microcomputer classroom or lab. Etiquette: The user is expected to respect the rights of others in the local and worldwide network computing communities. Refrain from the use of inflammatory, profane, or obscene speech. Do not encourage or trick anyone into viewing, or listening to, something that the individual might find offensive. A good guideline for acceptable language and behavior in a microcomputer classroom or lab is that language and behavior which would normally be used in making a classroom presentation. Use good judgment when employing email mass distribution lists; is it highly unlikely that all UHMC students or all faculty share your particular interests or sense of humor,

About UHMC

Situated on one of the most beautiful islands in the world, the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College is an accredited college that offers three bachelor of applied science degrees, a wide variety of associate degrees and certificates, as well as distance learning degrees through its UH Center on campus. UHMC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools & College. With small class sizes, a low student to faculty ratio, math labs and career counseling, UHMC students enjoy personalized, individual attention and the support they need to be successful in school and their future careers. Mission The University of Hawai‘i Maui College inspires students to develop knowledge and skills in pursuit of academic, career, and personal goals in a supportive educational environment that emphasizes community engagement, life long learning, sustainable living, Native Hawaiian culture, and global understanding. Vision UH Maui College: We will prepare students to respond to emerging challenges in their lives, communities, and the world through compassion, leadership, problem-solving, and innovation. Core Values The faculty and staff of UH Maui College aspire to embody the following Core Values through their work serving the educational needs of students: Aloha – Affection, compassion, sympathy, kindness, grace, charity; to show kindness, mercy, charity. Kuleana – Right, privilege, concern, responsibility, title, business, property, estate, portion, jurisdiction, authority, liability, interest, claim, ownership; reason, cause, function, justification. Lōkahi – Unity, agreement, accord, unison, harmony; agreed, in unity. Mālama – To take care of, tend, attend, care for, preserve, protect, beware, save, maintain: care, preservation, support, loyalty: custodian, care taker, keeper. Manaʻolana – Hope, confidence, expectation; to hope. Pono – Goodness, uprightness, morality, moral qualities, ethical, correct or proper procedures, excellence,

First Year Experience

  FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE The UHMC First Year Experience (FYE) Office provides first year students with a comprehensive set of programs designed to support their transition to college and foster their academic success. FALL 2016:  As a part of your First Year Experience here at UHMC, there are THREE STEPS you must complete before you embark on your journey: Online Orientation: All first year students are required to complete Online Orientation before they meet with an academic advisor: ONLINE ORIENTATION IS NOW LIVE (please click here).   Should you need technical assistance, you are encouraged to email as soon as possible.  (You need a MyUH portal account to complete Online Orientation: click here to set it up).  Academic Advising Appointment: After completing Online Orientation, students will receive a unique code that they will be asked for when they call the Counseling Office to schedule their mandatory academic advising appointment (808-984-3306).  UHMC WELCOME: Thursday, August 18th 2016 on the UHMC Kahului Campus from 9am-1pm (breakfast will be served). Check-In begins at 8:45am. ALL STUDENTS MUST RSVP HERE!  Meet current students, faculty, and staff, learn about our academic programs and student support services, discover how to get involved on campus, and find out what makes our campus an exciting place to pursue your higher education goals! You are encouraged to arrive early! All new students are encouraged to attend! Please see the flier here. If you have any questions, please contact the First Year Experience Office at  984-3549 or by email at   If you have a disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability and the support you need, you are invited to contact Shane Payba – Acting Disabilities Coordinator at 984-3496 or Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) 984-3325 or the Text Telephone (TT) replay service at 643-8833. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for students with documented physical, sensory, systemic,

University of Hawaii Maui College Executive Summary 2011-12

Instruction For academic year 2011-12, the Career and Technical Education (CTE) and the Liberal Arts programs submitted a total of 17 annual, 6 comprehensive, and 3 developmental program reviews. Each CTE review included a special emphasis on an overall assessment of their outcomes at both the course and program levels. Program Reviews are reviewed by the assessment coordinator, a peer faculty or staff, and the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, who provide constructive feedback to program coordinators. As a result of this program review process, during the 2011-12 academic year, programs continue to make progress mapping their courses to the Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of their program, and each program continues to seek validation and support of their PLOs from their respective advisory committees. Additionally, programs have are mapping college-wide student learning outcomes into their course and program analysis, and will begin aligning each to Institutional Learning Outcomes that are being developed through a campus-wide process led by a Strategic Planning Committee. During the year, UH Maui College experienced changes in their program health call indicators. Four programs were classed as healthy (one less than last year), 14 were ranked as cautionary (one more than last year), and only one programs (Hospitality and Tourism-HOST) scored an unhealthy call down from two last year). The unhealthy call for the HOST program is attributed to an unexpected decrease in job opportunities due to the economic downturn. The college met its Perkins Core indicator goals for 1P1 (Technical Skills Attainment) that it had missed last year, but the 2P1 (Credential, Certificate, or Degree) measure continues to be a challenge. Department Chairs and Program Coordinators have been made aware of these deficiencies and have been challenged to improve these

Title IX

UHMC Sexual Misconduct Information and Procedures The University of Hawai’i Maui College (UHMC) strives to provide an environment that emphasizes the dignity and worth of every member of its community and that is free from harassment and discrimination1. Such an environment is necessary to a healthy learning, working, and living atmosphere because discrimination and harassment undermine human dignity and the positive connection among all members in our UHMC community. UHMC is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, domestic violence, marital status, arrest and court record, and veteran status. Acts of sex or gender based discrimination will be addressed consistent with the University of Hawai’i Board of Regents’ policies2, as well as state and federal law. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be provided to qualified persons with disabilities. Members of the UHMC community should understand that federal law does not just prohibit sex or gender based discrimination and harassment of employees by employers. The law also prohibits discrimination and harassment between members of the UHMC community, including, prohibited discrimination between an instructor and a student, between two students, or between a student and an applicant or campus guest. The policy applies to all UHMC programs and activities, including, but not limited to, discrimination in athletics, instruction, grading, UHMC housing, and UHMC employment. In addition, the law prohibits retaliation against an individual for opposing any practices forbidden under this policy, for bringing a complaint of discrimination or harassment, for assisting someone with such a complaint, for attempting to stop such discrimination or harassment, or for participating in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

Student Appreciation Night

Outstanding students from each of the academic programs at UHMC were recognized for their hard work and dedication throughout the year at a special ‘Student Appreciation Night’. John Morton, Vice President of the University of Hawai’i Community College System was in attendance, as well as over a hundred students, family members, faculty and staff. “We believe that when students are recognized for their success it helps motivate them to continue their academic pathway,” said Student Council Member Tasha Kama. “We are always excited when we hear instructors passionately talk about their students and how their students have touched their lives.  I commend all the students who will be graduating next month and am grateful to all the faculty and staff who contributed to Student Appreciation Night.”

UHMC Wo Global Learning Champions Travel to New Zealand

UHMC’s Wo Global Learning Champions, Joyce Yamada and Liping Liu, recently returned from New Zealand. The Wo Learning Champion group had a very productive time observing classes and meeting with faculty and administrators of Waiariki Institute of Technology. “Their way of embracing biocultural learning into their academic programs and curriculum was exemplary,” said Liping. ” Joyce and I look forward to putting what we’ve learned into action to benefit our campus community.  As an exchange, two faculty/administrators from Waiariki will be invited to the UHCC campuses in the fall 2015.”  >> Read more on >> To see a video of the Hawaiian delegates singing a farewell waiata in te reo Maori, please visit

Nondiscrimination Policy

Nondiscrimination Policy The University of Hawaii Maui College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, or disability in its programs and activities. For more information or inquiries regarding these policies, please see contact information below. Board of Regents Policy RP1.205, Section III It is the policy of the university to provide equity of opportunity in higher education, both in the educational mission and as an employer. The university is committed to comply with all State and Federal statutes, rules, and regulations which prohibit discrimination. The university is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran. This policy covers admission and access to and participation, treatment, and employment in the university’s programs and activities. Discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, is prohibited under this policy. The university shall promote a full realization of equal opportunity through a positive, continuing program of nondiscrimination and affirmative action (41 CFR Chapter 60) on each campus. (Note: Refer to the appropriate collective bargaining agreement for details). Please click here to view translated versions of the Nondiscrimination Policy. Please click here to visit the UHMC Title IX page. Contact Information Section 504 Coordinator for Employees Susan Tokunaga Personnel Director Phone: 808.984.3380 Email: Title IX Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator for Students Debra Nakama Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Office: Ho`okipa 109 Phone: 808-984-3515 Email: Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students David Grooms Interim Assistant Dean of Instruction Office:

Open Mic Nights at UH Maui College 10/23 & 11/20!

Kahului, HI — October 20, 2014 — Love to sing, play an instrument, slam poetry, do magic tricks, stand-up comedy, karaoke, act, dance – hula? Come perform (or just watch) at The Music Club of University of Hawai’i – Maui College Thursday October 23, 6 – 9 pm, Student Lounge. UHMC students, staff and faculty invited along with the whole community of Maui. All talents, All ages. Free admission and free food. This is a family event with food and all kinds of talent found in Maui. “So many open mics are just for music, held late at night and is not for family.” says Karyn Sarring faculty advisor to the Music Club. “We wanted to showcase all the different talents in our community.” Next open mic will be November 20th which will include a performance by the UH-MC Chorus. Please e-mail or call 808 205-1241 for any information.