HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

547

TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE, 2015

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 

 

 

 

 

 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

 

relating to the university of hawaii.

 

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

 


SECTION 1. Chapter 304A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to subpart A of part I to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"304A-   Ana hoohalike guidance program. (a) The university shall develop the ana hoohalike guidance program to ensure that students within the University of Hawaii system have appropriate guidance and options to complete a major course of study, graduate within a reasonable time period, and understand the dynamics of the local job market.

(b) In developing the ana hoohalike guidance program, the university shall include the following elements:

(1) Structured, default pathways wherein upon choosing a major course of study, students are defaulted into the required classes they need to complete to graduate with a baccalaureate degree in that course of study;

(2) Meta-majors, which shall include broad clusters of majors and which shall include breadth requirements appropriate to the types of majors in each category;

(3) Academic maps, including a sequential, prescriptive schedule of classes for each meta-major and major course of study;

(4) Cornerstone classes that are prerequisites designated for each semester and which shall be taken in a recommended sequence and are guaranteed to be available in the sequence and terms designed in the academic maps;

(5) An intrusive advising model that includes the use of high school performance and other measures to recommend broad academic pathways and present default pathways;

(6) A highly-structured option including block schedules of classes and cohorts of students and where students choose programs or major courses of study with mandated class schedules, rather than individual classes; and

(7) Data on local job market dynamics, including availability.

(c) The university shall be responsible for the establishment of policies and procedures designed to implement and support the ana hoohalike guidance program."

SECTION 2. The ana hoohalike guidance program shall be implemented on all campuses of the University of Hawaii system no later than the fall semester of 2016. The University of Hawaii shall submit a report to the legislature, including updates on progress toward the development and implementation of the ana hoohalike guidance program, no later than twenty days prior to the convening of the regular session of 2016.

SECTION 3. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $         or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2015-2016 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2016-2017 for the development and implementation of the ana hoohalike guidance program.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the University of Hawaii for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 4. There is appropriated out of the general revenues of the State of Hawaii the sum of $         or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2015-2016 and the same sum or so much thereof as may be necessary for fiscal year 2016-2017 for the establishment of two full-time equivalent (2.00 FTE) permanent positions in the University of Hawaii systems office to develop, implement, and oversee the ana hoohalike guidance program.

The sums appropriated shall be expended by the University of Hawaii for the purposes of this Act.

SECTION 5. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 6. This Act shall take effect on July 1, 2015.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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Report Title:

Ana Hoohalike Guidance Program; University of Hawaii; Appropriation

 

Description:

Requires the University of Hawaii to develop the Ana Hoohalike Guidance Program, including structured, default pathways to graduation, meta-majors, academic maps, cornerstone classes, and highly-structured options.

 

 

 

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