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Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific Issues Focus

Hawaiian, 
Asian 
and
 Pacific
 
(H) 
Focus 
Designation

The Focus requirements identify important skills and discourses necessary for living and working in diverse communities, such as Hawaiʻi.  The Focus requirements can be satisfied through major courses and Diversification courses.
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How 
do 
I 
apply 
for 
the 
HAP
 Designation?

Instructor-based
Approval is given to an instructor + course combination. Thus, each person who is teaching a section of the course must submit his or her own proposal to be approved. Once approved, the course section(s) will be designated as satisfying the HAP Focus requirement for three (3) years. At the end of the approval period, the designation can be renewed for five (5) years.

Course-based
Course-based designations are for courses that inherently meet the H-focus hallmarks and all sections of the course will be offered as H-focus. These courses must fit the following criteria:

  1. Inherency of Focus1 – All course syllabi demonstrate that the course meets the Hallmarks of the Focus designation requested, either because the Focus is inherently a part of the course content, or because the discipline has dictated that all sections of the course will meet the Focus Hallmarks.
  2. Focus course coordinator – The discipline must designate a Course Coordinator who will ensure that all course instructors are aware of the course's Focus designation and teach the course in accordance with the Focus Hallmarks. This Course Coordinator will report to the HAP regarding approved instructors.

Course-based applications are approved for a (5) five year term.

Existing 
Courses


Once you have determined whether you are applying for instructor-based or course based designation, submit the appropriate application form and supporting documents to the Leeward Community College HAP Board. The HAP Board accepts application each semester (effective the following semester).

If the Board determines that the proposal does not adequately address the Hallmarks, the proposal may be revised and resubmitted. If the course needs substantial revision, Curriculum Committee action will be required.

1Notes on the "Inherency of Focus" criterion – (1) The course may meet the Hallmarks either because (a) course content dictates it or (b) discipline policy dictates it. (2) Courses that involve content relating to a Focus area but can be taught without meeting all of the Focus Hallmarks do not meet the inherency criterion. For example, a course may involve writing but provide little guided writing instruction. That course is not inherently Writing Intensive. (3) Courses for which one instructor has developed a syllabus that meets the Focus Hallmarks, but which other instructors can teach without meeting all of the Focus Hallmarks, do not meet the inherency criterion.

New
 Courses

If a new course is being developed, it may be submitted simultaneously to both the Curriculum Committee and the HAP Board, but the Board will wait for a Curriculum decision by Faculty Senate before acting.

All approved syllabi must include the following statement:
This is an HAP designated course, which covers the intersection between Native Hawaiians, Asians and Pacific Islanders.  This course counts as an H-focus course  towards all Associate of Arts Degree at Leeward Community College and transfers to all participating campuses in the UH system.

Terms and Restrictions

  • For first time designees, the H-focus designation may be given only for a 3-year period. Thereafter, renewals of the previously approved course and instructorlast 5 years at a time.
  • Once given a H-focus designation, the course cannot have a Foundations designation.
  • For both instructor-based and course-based designations, the course with that specific instructor will carry the H-focus designation and be required to meet the Hallmarks each time the course is taught.
  • Designations will not be awarded to un-staffed sections

Associate of Arts Degree Requirements
Leeward Community College requires students to take one (3 credit) Hawaiian, Asian,
and Pacific (H-focus) course as part of the Associate of Arts Degree.

For more information go to the Leeward Community College A.A. Requirements page
http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/aa-degree-requirements.

Articulation to Mānoa
A HAP multi-campus articulation agreement has been signed. As a result, course sections offered in Spring 2009 or later that have been given a HAP designation at
HonCC, KapCC, KauCC, LeeCC, MauiCC, WinCC, UH Mānoa, and/or UH West Oʻahu will articulate to any of the other participating campuses as fulfilling the HAP Focus requirement.

For more information go to the UH Mānoa Focus homepage
http://www.hawaii.edu/gened/focus/h.htm.

Leeward Community College HAP Approved Courses

Hawaiian Studies (HWST)

COURSE

INSTRUCTOR

EFFECTIVE TERM

END TERM

HWST 105 G. Keliikuli Fall 2014 Summer 2019
HWST 107 L. Archer Fall 2013 Summer 2018
HWST 107 B. Bunag Fall 2013 Summer 2018
HWST 107 M. Kamahele Fall 2009 Summer 2014
HWST 107 G. Keliikuli Fall 2014 Summer 2019
HWST 107 T. Losch Fall 2014 Summer 2019
HWST 107 J. Laimana Fall 2014 Summer 2019
HWST 107 N. Parker Spring 2012 Fall 2015
HWST 107 L Lindsey Fall 2013 Summer 2016


Pacific Islands Studies

 

INSTRUCTOR

EFFECTIVE TERM

END TERM

PACS 108 First time designation T. Losch Fall 2014 Summer 2019


History

 

INSTRUCTOR

EFFECTIVE TERM

END TERM

HIST 284 B. Ickes Fall 2012 Summer 2015

Sociology

 

INSTRUCTOR

EFFECTIVE TERM

END TERM

SOC 251 P. Bopp Fall 2012 Summer 2015

For past effective dates see the UH Mānoa site.

All courses identified as HAP in the LeeCC Schedule of Classes and MyUH will transfer
as satisfying the UHM HAP Focus requirement.

Due Dates

DEADLINE

EFFECTIVE TERM

October 17, 2013

Spring 2014

February 14 2014

Fall 2014

September 26, 2014

Spring 2015


Board Members

As of Fall 2013:
Lu'ukia Archer, Chair
archer [at] hawaii [dot] edu, (808) 455-0627
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Iokepa Badis
Betty Ickes
Momi Kamahele
Eiko Kosasa

Forms

 

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HAP_Focus_Designation_Packet_2013_rev.pdf740.17 KB
H_focus application 2011.docx113.27 KB

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