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School of Travel Industry Management

Instructional and Research Facilities and Programs

Center for Tourism Policy Studies

The Center for Tourism Policy Studies (CTPS) was established in coordination with the World Tourism Organization as one of fourteen such centers throughout the world. CTPS conducts research for academic, government, and industry use, offers professional development programs, and provides technical assistance and other community services in tourism-related areas. Through its programs the CTPS has the following five objectives: 1) conducts research of interest to the travel industry and disseminates the findings and results to the academic, governmental, and private sector communities through publications, conferences, and lectures; 2) provides relevant career-oriented courses for Hawai'i residents through continuing education, outreach, and extension services; 3) provides professional development seminars at the regional and international levels; 4) maintains the Sunset Reference Center, a comprehensive tourism resource center; 5) maintains linkages with other research and training units within the university, other educational institutions, and tourism-related organizations in Hawai'i, the Asia Pacific region, and worldwide.

Professional Development Programs

The TIM school's professional development programs are designed to improve managerial skills, exchange professional experiences, develop interrelationships among sectors of the travel industry, and increase awareness of the social, cultural, and economic implications of policy decisions. Two summer institutes are held each year:

  1. Executive Development Institute for Tourism (EDIT): a two week program for executives and professionals in international tourism; and
  2. Hawai'i International Hotel Institute (HIHI): a series of one-week courses for those with one or more years of experience in the hospitality field.

In addition, TIM conducts both short- and long-term education and training programs for tourism professionals in Hawai'i and the Asia Pacific region.

Gee Technology Learning Center

The TIM school's state-of-the-art information technology center houses an executive video conference suite, a multi-media IT training lab and the Leong Hop and Bernice C. Loui computer lab.

The Sunset Reference Center

With more than 10,000 items, including books, reports, statistical publications, article reprints, and subscriptions to more than 200 periodicals, the Sunset Reference Center has a comprehensive collection of specialized resource material on tourism in Hawai'i. The Sunset Reference Center provides research material for students, supports the research activities of faculty, and serves as a major resource center for the Asia-Pacific region.

ECO-Hawai‘i Educational & Community Outreach

ECO-TIM is designed to extend TIM's expertise in and commitment to responsible tourism to the broader community in Hawai'i through community outreach, service, and continuing education. This program works with community associations, individuals, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and government organizations to provide outreach services and continuing education activities. Activities include outreach projects, lectures, courses, exhibits, forums, conferences, briefing notes, and internet-based information exchange.

Student Organizations

The TIM school has five student clubs that provide opportunities for students to interact with their peers, meet industry leaders, and practice management skills through a wide variety of activities. These clubs are Travel Industry Management Student Association, Club Managers' Association of America (UH Chapter), Pacific Asia Travel Association (TIM Satellite Chapter), Young SKAL, and Eta Sigma Delta.

Honors and Awards

The TIM school provides scholarships and awards to qualified students. For a list of these scholarships, see the “Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid” section of the Catalog.

Eta Sigma Delta

Membership in this international honor society for hospitality management is available to undergraduate and graduate students who have achieved outstanding academic records.

Outstanding Student Awards

These awards are given annually to students who have achieved outstanding academic and service performance in the following categories: (a) senior in travel industry management; (b) graduate student in travel industry management; (c) senior in hotel management; (d) junior in club management; (e) senior in tourism management; (f) senior in transportation; (g) junior in travel industry management; (h) TIM International Award of Excellence (awarded by the TIM Alumni Association); (i) Dean's Scholar award; and (j) Dean's Spirit of TIM Award.

Honors

For Honors Program information, see the "Honors" section of this Catalog.

Dean's List

Students are placed on the Dean's List when they achieve a 3.5 GPA for the semester.