UH West Oahu accreditation reaffirmed, concerns addressed

UH West Oahu accreditation reaffirmed, concerns addressed

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) - The Western Association of Schools and Colleges is reaffirming accreditation for the University of Hawaii's West Oahu campus, while removing it from notice-of-concern status.

In 2012, the association identified some areas of concern, including leadership turnover and creating a student-centered environment at the new Kapolei campus. The association said in a letter last week to Chancellor Rockne Freitas that all areas of concern were satisfactorily addressed.

The association is asking the school to provide an interim report in fall 2018 notifying the commission about progress on recommendations. The recommendations include resource planning and development toward financial stability, growing faculty capacity, developing assessment systems and strategizing distance education delivery.

The association will conduct a visit to the school in spring 2022, with a mid-cycle review in 2019.

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