Learning is what we do at HPU. It’s the reason for
our existence. Learning is our product, our process, and
our passion.Through coursework, research, experimentation,
and human interaction, students are expected to add to their
individual archives of knowledge and to constantly question
their understanding of what those facts and figures mean.
The same is true for organizations.
HPU is a learning community—an organization—that
has become good at changing the way that it does things as
a consequence of acquiring, sharing, and transferring knowledge
without sacrificing its reason for being. Some examples of
A historic merger with the Oceanic Institute that will dramatically
add classroom and research opportunities for students;
The opening of the Sea Warrior Center as a gathering place
for students and faculty;
Entire degree programs offered online to better serve working
students, those who do not live on O‘ahu, and those
who must travel frequently;
Online registration and other services for the convenience
Flexible ways to finish a degree program (e.g. accelerated
and cohort-based programs); and
The creation of the Frear Technology Center, which not only
change what we teach, but how we teach it.
The College of Professional Studies has a number
of upcoming initiatives that should join this
events. By January, students will be able complete
a number of
graduate certificates, with courses online for
Organizational Change and Development, and National
Community Change and Development.
In February, we will start a special accelerated
cohort-based offering of the M.S. in Information
Designed for individuals working in the information
the program will feature two courses per semester
for six, special, 10-week terms. Working with
some of the
in Hawai‘i, MSISP students will finish an advanced
Masters of Science degree in less than 18 months.