Faculty Governance and Program Assessment

Faculty Governance

The Shidler College of Business follows UH Board of Regents (BOR) policy for “a collegial approach to academic decision making… [The faculty] has primary responsibility for such fundamental academic areas as curriculum content, subject matter, and methods of instruction and research.” See BOR Regents' Policy on Faculty Involvement in Academic Decision Making and Academic Policy Development.

The College has a Faculty Senate whose Charter requires meeting at least twice a semester.  The Faculty Senate Charter, minutes, and other documents are maintained by the Dean’s office on the College intranet or cloud space. The Senate has the following three standing Committees: Executive Committee, Curriculum and Programs Committee, and Doctoral Program Committee.  Ad hoc committees are created as warranted. Representatives from the Dean’s Office serve as ex-officio non-voting members in the Faculty Senate and on the various committees.

The College Faculty Senate meetings include reports from its committees, representatives from the UH-Manoa Faculty Senate, and sometimes from other parts of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.  The President of the Shidler College Faculty Senate serves on the University of Hawaiʻi “All Campus Council of Faculty Senate Chairs.”

Five academic departments exist within the College: Financial Economics and Institutions (FEI), Information Technology Management (ITM), Management and Industrial Relations (MIR), Marketing (MKT), and School of Accountancy (SOA).  Each department follows university procedures in having a Department Personnel Committee (DPC); most departments also have other committees (See the department websites for more information). Specialist faculty in the College who serve as student advisors are not assigned to an academic department, but are represented on the Senate Executive Committee. An official organizational chart for the Shidler College is published by the Office of Administration, Finance, and Operations at UH-Manoa.

Program Assessment

Assessment of programs occurs under the guidance of the Dean’s Office and is often delegated to the Office of Student Academic Affairs. The Curriculum and Programs Committee monitors the College's conformance to the AACSB standards for both Graduate and Undergraduate programs. The College participates in periodic UH-Mānoa Program Reviews and AACSB Accreditation reviews. Reports are submitted to the UH-Manoa Assessment Office.

Learning Objectives for College Programs

The Shidler College of Business Faculty Senate adopted the following learning objectives for its educational programs. These objectives are used to help assess its programs. The objectives for specialized programs are created within the relevant unit, such as the School of Accountancy for the Master of Accounting and Executive Education for Health Care Management program and found on those websites. Self-assessment of the learning goals takes place in various courses.


  • Communicate effectively in writing and oral presentations
  • Manage and use technology in a business setting
  • Demonstrate an understanding of global business with an emphasis on the Asia Pacific region
  • Identify and analyze ethical issues
  • Effectively apply skills in a functional specialization


  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the functional areas of business (best business practice)
  • Communicate effectively in writing and oral presentations
  • Understand and apply management skills to the Asia-Pacific business environment
  • Identify and analyze complex ethical and legal issues
  • Demonstrate understanding of the impacts of technology on business


  • To contribute to the creation of knowledge in International Management with an Asia/Pacific focus.
  • To produce outstanding researchers and teachers with special competencies in International Management with an Asia/Pacific focus.
  • To enhance the capability of the State of Hawaii to participate internationally in the global economy.
  • To enhance the core competencies of the faculty at the University of Hawaii in the area of International Management.
  • To enrich the scholarly and collegial culture of the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.