WHAT IS A UNIVERSITY CENTER?
The University of Hawaiʻi Center, Maui (“UH Center”) at UH Maui College is a Board of Regents instituted program (RP 5.215) that facilitates intercampus cooperation and serves as a receive site and community point-of-contact for bachelors and graduate degrees and certificates.
The UH Center, which is located on the 2nd floor of the Laulima building, works in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi Campuses – namely Mānoa, Hilo, and West Oʻahu – to offer online and distance learning degrees on Maui, Molokai, and Lānaʻi. The UH Center provides local support services for the delivery of programs and facilitates communication among campuses.
UH Center programs and services are provided by staff employed by UHMC and funded by the University of Hawaiʻi system. UH Center facilities and equipment provide a permanent university presence in communities that otherwise lack access to programs offered on university campuses.
The UH Center is a program under the UHMC Extended Learning and Workforce Development division. Our sister programs include: Apprenticeship, Maui Food Innovation Center, Maui Language Institute, and Workforce and Community Education program.
UH Center does not confer credits or degrees, but provides support services for the delivery of accredited bachelor’s and graduate programs to Maui County sites. After program commitments are obtained, the UH Center provides local support services to sustain students in these programs.
COMMENCEMENT AND THE UH CENTER, MAUI
Congratulations! Graduation is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have on your career journey. Completing an online degree is no small feat and we co-host commencement ceremonies to celebrate YOU.
In recognition of this milestone, UH Center invites degree and certificate candidates from our distance learning facilitated programs to participate in commencement exercises on Maui.
Commencement exercises are held once a year in mid-May. If you obtained your degree at the end of the previous Summer or Fall semesters, or will be obtaining your degree in the Spring or upcoming Summer semesters, you are encouraged to participate.
MISSION AND VISION OF THE UH CENTER
The mission of the UH Center is to provide Maui County residents access to a selection of bachelor and graduate degrees.
The UH Center vision is to enrich the lives of Maui County residents by offering local access to bachelor’s and graduate degrees that increase the educational capital of the state. It is the aim of the UH Center to increase the number of students participating in and completing degree programs, particularly Native Hawaiians, low-income students, and those from underserved regions.
We strive for program offerings that:
- are comparable to residential, on-campus programs in cost and are accessible county-wide
- are comparable in quality to UH on-campus programs
- use innovative delivery methods and a curricular design geared toward meeting the needs of non-traditional students
- build inter-institutional partnerships comparable to University Centers across the nation
UH CENTER PROGRAM REVIEWS
UH Center mission, vision, and goals are guided by UH System, UH Community Colleges, and UH Maui College strategic goals and core values. Each year, UH Center collects and reviews evidence of Program Learning Outcomes. Through the program review process, UH Center continues to evaluate the effectiveness and impact it has within the community and UH Maui College. In addition, a list of recommendations emerge into planning priorities for the following year leading to program improvements.
UH Center program reviews can be found on the UH Maui College Program Review page.