Aligning Admissions Standards with Graduation and Retention Goals: A Case Study from the University of Hawaii

By Barbara Leonard and Emmeline de Pillis.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The University of Hawaii System (UH System) has one of the most diverse student populations in the USA. The UH has expressed its admissions policy as two pronged: encouraging enrollment amongst underrepresented minorities in Hawaii, and achieving higher retention and graduation rates for the UH System. This paper discusses these goals and presents evidence from the UH System on how these goals are currently being met, strategies for improving these goals, and some possible barriers or challenges to achieving these goals.

Keywords: Admissions, Minorities, Graduation Rates, Retention, Policy

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp.129-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 737.867KB).

Dr. Barbara Leonard

Associate Professor of Accounting, Faculty Congress Chair, College of Business and Economics, Department of Business Administration, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Dr. Leonard is an Associate Professor of Accounting and the Faculty Congress Chair for the University of Hawaii at Hilo. She participates in policy development in university and system level committees on behalf of the faculty.

Dr. Emmeline de Pillis

Professor of Management, Admissions Committee Chair, College of Business and Economics, Department of Business Administration, University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Dr. de Pillis is a Professor of Management at the University of Hawaii at Hilo and a member fo the Faculty Congress. She is currently serving as the College Faculty Senate Chair and as Chair of the UH Hilo Faculty Congress Admissions Committee. She is involved in reviewing admissions policy and making recommendations to policy to assist in meeting system-wide goals.

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