Diving Safety Program
Diving Safety Program (SCUBA and Compressed Gas Diving)
SCUBA and compressed gas diving operations are important tools in the research and educational programs of the students, staff, visiting scientists, and faculty of UH. The UH Diving Safety Program (UHDSP) supports these activities and ensures they are conducted in a safe manner. UH is an organizational member of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) and adheres to the AAUS Guidelines for the Conduct of Scientific Diving Programs. The body governing UH diving activities is the UH Diving Control Board. The UH diving safety officer is responsible for day-to-day operation of the program.
Regardless of prior recreational SCUBA experience or certification, all UH students, faculty, staff, and visitors must be authorized by UHDSP before participating in UH-related diving activities. UH divers serve a Diver-In-Training period and then gain a university scientific diver authorization with a specific depth authorization. Temporary or reciprocal authorization for visiting scientific divers may be granted in accordance with UH and AAUS diving regulations. Divers must receive dive plan approval from UHDSP prior to conducting dives and report diving activity monthly to UHDSP.
UHDSP provides training courses on a periodic basis for UH personnel who will utilize compressed gas diving in their research or educational activities. Course topics include diving methods for scientists, computer-assisted diving, enriched air nitrox diving, diver rescue, CPR, first aid, and oxygen administration. A diving equipment inspection program for equipment to be used under UH jurisdiction is provided.
UHDSP compiles reports on university scientific diver activity and investigates accidents and complaints of unsafe conditions in connection to UH-related diving.
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The Environmental Center, a unit of Water Resources Research Center, coordinates the education, research, and service efforts of the UH relating to the maintenance, protection, and improvement of the environmental quality in Hawai‘i and the adjacent marine environment. It is a conduit for the transfer of interdisciplinary academic and research expertise in environmental matters from the UH to the government, with a particular regard for public review processes established within the state’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) laws. Its research program is highly interdisciplinary and focuses on issues of particular importance to improving environmental management decisions in the Pacific. The center works closely with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as well as other federal and state agencies in Hawai‘i on many of its research contracts. The center also administers the environmental studies major and certificate programs, see the “Colleges of Arts and Sciences” section within this Catalog. For a list of research affiliates, see the “Environmental Studies in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences” section of this Catalog.
External Affairs and University Relations (EAUR) works with the UH Manoa advancement team and other marketing and public relations staff to promote the image of and enhance support for the UH System. Four units report to the Associate Vice President for External Affairs and University Relations: Creative Services provides editorial, photographic and design support for print and online publications; Governmental Relations serves as the liaison to state and federal lawmakers; Collegiate Licensing oversees use of the university’s names, identities and marks; Public Relations and Special Events builds support among local, national and international audiences through news media relations, public affairs and events. Online resources available from the EAUR home page include Newsroom, Malamalama magazine, the university style guide and graphics standards manual, employee newsletter, stationery and business card procedures. Also see the UH Events Calendar at www.hawaii.edu/calendar.
The Office of Faculty Development and Academic Support (OFDAS) provides general academic support and services in support of faculty and instructional development. OFDAS provides leadership development workshops, seminars, and focus groups for department chairs; TA training; supports faculty evaluation and development funds (professional development plans); supports departmental instructional and faculty development projects; coordinates faculty convocations, orientations, and honors ceremonies; maintains a faculty development resource and conference room (Kuykendall 106) available to faculty and departments; coordinates a faculty mentoring program; and provides direction and supervision for its subunit centers (Center for Teaching Excellence, Center for Instructional Support, and Faculty Mentoring Program).
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The Hawai‘i State Center for Nursing (HSCFN) was established by the Hawai‘i State Legislature “to address nursing workforce issues” (Act 173) and with a goal of assuring that the State of Hawai‘i has the nursing resources necessary to meet the health care needs of its people. The HSCFN is a dynamic and respected champion for the nursing profession and a source of reliable information on existing and emerging trends in nursing. Through strategic thinking, collaboration, and the pursuit of synergistic solutions, the HSCFN has become a recognized leader in workforce planning, nursing research, and professional practice.
The core values of HSCFN focus upon excellence, accessibility, collaboration, innovation, education and cultural diversity, and the functions of the center include:
The Industrial Relations Center (IRC) seeks to promote understanding
of industrial relations and human resources development problems, techniques,
and policies. Organized to facilitate UH research and instruction in the
disciplines and professions related to industrial relations, the center
also serves labor, management, and the community as the link in a continuing
dialogue, reporting on changes in the field. The center maintains a library
for information services and current publications; provides reference
service; conducts conferences, lectures, and group discussions; and assists
in the training of students and practitioners in the field. Research studies
in industrial relations problems are conducted and published by the center.
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