School of Travel Industry Management
The School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) is recognized as a leading educational institution in hospitality, tourism, and transportation management. TIM pioneered the concept of integrating all aspects of the travel industry under a single discipline. Built on a foundation of management science, TIM also draws on a broad range of disciplines to provide high-quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels to current and future professionals.
The visitor industry in Hawai'i provides TIM students many opportunities to gain experience in the field and to study applications of theory to practical business situations. TIM works closely with local, national, and international business organizations, as well as with various government and private professional organizations.
In addition to Hawai'i's travel industry environment, students benefit from a curriculum that has an international perspective with special emphasis in the Asia Pacific region. The global importance of tourism and the increasingly interdependent nature of economic and political systems require a fundamental and multidisciplinary understanding of international issues. TIM's distinctive curriculum and outstanding faculty, the success and importance of tourism as the leading industry in Hawai'i, and the international focus of the programs provide students a unique educational environment and experience.
As a professional program within a land-grant institution, the School of Travel Industry Management has linked its mission with the state's economic interest in tourism, Hawai'i's largest economic sector. The mission of TIM, as a leading regional professional institution, is to develop and disseminate travel and tourism concepts, knowledge, and skills through excellence and leadership in research, training, outreach, and service that contributes to economic, social, and environmental sustainability as well as supports and enriches the host culture. With this mission, the school's objectives are threefold: (a) to prepare individuals for leadership and professional positions in the travel industry through education and training, (b) to generate new knowledge in the travel industry through research and graduate education, and (c) to provide service to the community, nation, Asia Pacific region, and beyond.
Within its mission and objectives, TIM strives for the following goals:
TIM is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA).
TIM also has earned the TedQual designation for total education quality from the World Tourism Organization (WTO).
Undergraduate Certificates: travel industry management and sustainable tourism
TIM Student Services Office
All students are encouraged to see an advisor at regular intervals to review degree requirements and to plan course schedules. Handbooks, which provide additional guidelines to students concerning the school and its degree programs, are also available. The school's website www.tim.hawaii.edu also has complete advising instructions.
Orientation for new students is held before each semester.
All students are assigned to the student services advisor upon admission to the school. The advisor should be consulted regarding the identification of career goals appropriate to the student's interests; the selection of courses should be appropriate to the student's career goals and co-curricular activities and/or work experiences should develop skills and abilities outside the classroom.
Seniors must complete a degree check and file a diploma application prior to their final semester. Individual advising sessions for graduating seniors are held each semester.
Good Academic Standing
Undergraduate TIM students must meet the following requirements to maintain good academic standing:
A student who fails to meet any one of the academic standing requirements at the end of any semester is placed on probation. Probationary students must achieve a current (semester) GPA of at least 2.0 to be allowed continued registration. Failure to correct academic deficiencies may lead to suspension and eventual dismissal from UH Manoa.
Withdrawal from Courses
As the semester progresses, it becomes increasingly difficult to withdraw from a course. Withdrawal deadlines are specified by UH Manoa each semester, and students should take note of the relevant deadlines at the start of the semester.
Advancement to Upper Division Courses
Students are expected to complete the TIM lower division special requirements (see the “School Requirements” section on the following page) before enrolling in upper division TIM courses.
Please note: This Catalog was prepared to provide information and does not constitute a contract. The University reserves the right to change or delete, supplement or otherwise amend at any time and without prior notice the information, requirements and policies contained in this Catalog.
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