Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services
Information Technology Services (ITS) provides support for academic computing, management information systems, networking, telephony, teleconferencing and distance learning technologies for the UH Manoa campus and the UH system. ITS provides and supports a wide array of hardware, software, networks and services to meet these objectives. ITS’ infrastructure includes central servers and services, local and wide area networks, a large voice communications system, and several statewide video and teleconferencing systems to provide distance education services. In addition, ITS develops, operates and maintains the UH’s institutional administrative information systems.
Specific ITS services include: electronic mail, web hosting services, internet access, host-based software services, software site license programs, computer labs for students, a Digital Media Center for faculty, technical documentation, telephone services, voice mail, and a number of types of teleconferencing support. ITS also offers short courses and professional development activities for faculty and staff. All UH students, faculty and staff can obtain access to the internet and UH computing resources through ITS. The ITS Help Desk provides technical support and a single point of contact for access to ITS services.
Assistant Vice Chancellor’s Office
The Office of International and Exchange Programs (OIEP), in consultation with faculty, administrators, and the campus community, provides the international vision for the university. It does so by guiding relevant policies and expanding the university’s international presence and reputation though networking with communities at home and around the world. This office advocates, supports, and promotes international opportunities and activities both on campus and overseas. Led by the Assistant Vice Chancellor, the chief international education officer, and the principal advisor to the Chancellor and Vice Chancellor on all matters pertaining to international education, the OIEP is comprised of the following functional areas: International Exchange, International Student Services, Faculty and Scholar Immigration Services, National Student Exchange, and the Study Abroad Center. The OIEP serves as a catalyst for the university’s international engagement, facilitating, and coordinating its global activities and initiatives.
The Study Abroad Center (SAC) collaborates with various UH Manoa academic departments to provide opportunities for students to study, and faculty members to teach and conduct research, in another country. For more details, go to the Special Programs section in “Undergraduate Education.”
Moore Hall 316
International Exchange provides an opportunity for UH Manoa students to study overseas and students from our overseas partner universities to study at Manoa. An international exchange may be for one or two semesters; some summer exchange programs are also available. Participating students are registered as full-time UH Manoa students while on exchange, and pay only their normal tuition. Upon completing the exchange, students receive transfer credit based on an evaluation of the transcript provided by the host university.
The National Student Exchange provides full-time undergraduates with the opportunity to study for a semester or a year at one of 190 colleges and universities located throughout the Continental U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands. Tuition costs for exchange students are reasonable since participants pay either UH Manoa tuition or resident tuition at the host school. Room, board, and transportation costs are additional. For those who meet the eligibility requirements (including a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5), exchange is an excellent way to explore different academic, social, and cultural settings.
International Student Services (ISS) provides assistance to approximately 1,800 international students who come from more than 90 countries to study at UH Manoa. The ISS advises students on regulations affecting their non-immigrant visa status in the U.S., provides opportunities to help students adjust to the local and U.S. cultures by working closely with the International Student Association, and serves as the office responsible for meeting international student federal compliance mandates.
The Office of Faculty and Scholar Immigration Services (FSIS) provides UH System-wide immigration and support services for international employees and administers the Exchange Visitor Program for all J-1 categories, except for UH Manoa students. FSIS serves as a central resource for advising, assisting, and disseminating immigration information to international employees and scholars. It maintains a central immigration database of UH-sponsored international faculty, researchers, professional/technical staff, and scholars, from which it generates internal and external reports. FSIS reviews and updates UH immigration policies and procedures and serves as a liaison between UH and federal agencies on immigration matters.
The Institutional Research Office (IRO) manages student, course, and curricula information for the ten UH campuses, and provides management and planning support information for the UH system.
For more information regarding statistical data on any of the ten UH campuses, please see the Management and Planning Support (MAPS) reports on the IRO website. MAPS reports are also available for viewing at the Hamilton Library on the UH Manoa campus.
Biomedical Sciences Building
The Laboratory Animal Service (LAS) is the support unit responsible for administering the Animal Care and Use Program for vertebrate animals used in research, training and testing at the UH. In addition to administering the systemwide Animal Care and Use Program, LAS also operates biomedical animal research facilities on the UH Manoa and Kaka‘ako campuses. The program administered through LAS is managed in accord with the Guide for Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations such as the Animal Welfare Regulations (AWR) and the National Institutes of Health Public Health Service (PHS) Policy on Humane Care and Use of Animals.
The AWR and PHS Policy require institutions to ensure that people caring for or using animals are qualified to do so. LAS provides instruction to UH investigators, staff, students, and visiting researchers on the humane care and use of animals. In addition, an occupational health and safety program is part of the systemwide Animal Care and Use Program.
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for the oversight and evaluation of the Animal Care and Use Program and its components. The committee is composed of veterinarians, biological and non-biological scientists, and local community representatives, who review animal use protocols, inspect facilities, evaluate animal use programs, investigate concerns involving alleged noncompliance, and deal with issues concerning humane care and use of animals.
3860 Manoa Road
The Harold L. Lyon Arboretum facilitates and conducts research, instruction,
and public service in tropical biology and horticulture. Located on a
194-acre site in upper Manoa valley are greenhouses, laboratories, classrooms,
and an herbarium. The arboretum also houses living plant collections,
comprising about 15,000 accessions that encompass more than 6,000 species,
varieties, and cultivars. It is the only university arboretum in the U.S.
located in a tropical rainforest, and it has one of the largest collections
of palms of any botanical garden in the world. Other major collections
include tropical trees, heliconias, gingers, aroids, and ti. Emphasis
is placed on native Hawaiian plants, including research on propagation
and restoration of endangered species, on restoration of Hawaiian ecosystems,
and on ethnobotany of the Hawaiian Islands. The arboretum sponsors and
publishes the Harold L. Lyon Arboretum Lectures and Lyonia.
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