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 hospitality, tourism, and transportation concepts, knowledge, and skills through global leadership in teaching, research, training, and outreach. These activities contribute to economic, sociocultural, and environmental sustainability, including supporting and enriching host cultures.
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 United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Undergraduate Certificates: travel industry management and sustainable tourism
TIM Student Services Office
All students are assigned to the student services advisors upon admission to the school. Advisors assist students with the selection of courses appropriate to their career goals, identifying career goals that are appropriate to their interests, understanding UH Manoa policies and procedures, and identifying co-curricular activities and/or work experiences to help them develop skills and abilities outside the classroom.
Mandatory academic advising is required for all freshmen, sophomores, and new transfer students. All students are encouraged to see an advisor at regular intervals to plan for graduation in a timely manner. The Bachelor Degree Program Sheet and additional advising information can be found on the school's website.
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.
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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