Hawai’i CC has two policies to ensure courses are reviewed regularly and remain relevant. These processes are further strengthened by the embedded review and assessment of student learning outcomes by faculty and advisory board members.
Course Review Policy and Procedure, HAW 5.250, adopted by Hawai’i CC, requires that program faculty review 20% of program courses annually. Both articulated and non-articulated courses are covered by the policy.
Course Outline of Record
Currently approved course outlines are maintained by the college’s Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This outline, also known as the course outline of record, is to be followed regardless of who teaches the course or the modality of the class (i.e. fact-to-face, hybrid, video conference, online).
Course Outline of Record Policy, HAW5.251, identifies the information that is to be included in the course outline and how it is to be used. Student learning outcomes are required in the course outline. Student learning outcomes are also reviewed by program advisory boards on a regular basis and in some programs, assessed by board members. This process helps to ensure that program offerings and curricular content is relevant to labor market needs, economic development priorities, and industry certification requirements.