UHCC Planning for Fiscal Year 2022 and Beyond

UHCC Organizational and Resource Planning

Next Steps on Proposed Actions
January 26, 2021 Plan #3

As we continue to navigate through ever evolving challenges, our University of Hawai’i Community Colleges (UHCC) focus continues to embrace a future that will enable our students, our community, our workforce partners, and our campuses to prevail and succeed. Together with your continued support and advice, we will shape our UHCC to meet any challenge that may arise. Resources listed below were updated in November 2020 and now include Work Group reports and campus responses to CC planning. In addition, we posted updated financial presentations to the Board of Regents (BOR) regarding our current economic state and projections related to the post-pandemic recovery. Previously posted info, including presentations by the Vice President for Community Colleges (VPCC) at each campus on September 2-15, 2020, continues to be available.

Vice President for CC Erika Lacro formally led our UHCC Organizational and Resource Planning with our October 12, 2020 plan, followed by our December 11, 2020 updated Plan #2. Today, the financial situation is not immediately dire as new federal relief funds - Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) - provide immediate support. However, the UH Board of Regents’ (BOR) and UH President’s charges to “reposition” the UH for state needs remains a priority.

Repositioning UH requires fundamental changes in the organizational structure and academic programs for Hawai’i’s future. It is imperative to make transformational changes and with your input, we are preparing a plan for the next decade that implements structural changes in support of the state’s recovery.

As UHCC, we remain steadfast in our mission to serve Hawaiʻi. As we move forward as one UHCC ʻohana, we are committed to providing students with a diverse set of education and training options. By increasing our interdependence among campuses, UHCC will be able to share resources to serve our students and communities. Greater collaboration will leverage strengths of different campuses; allow UHCC to take advantage of distance learning to extend new learning opportunities to students statewide, nationally, and internationally; and achieve operational efficiencies while improving services to students, faculty, and campuses.

Feedback received in response to previous UHCC Organizational and Resource plans, VPCC Lacro’s ongoing series of open campus meetings, and her meetings with key UHCC advisory councils, have shaped this January 26, 2021 Plan #3. VPCC Lacro is directing UHCC to move forward to achieve the UHCC Organizational and Resource Planning objectives and priorities. Campuses and work groups should continue (or begin) to evaluate options, plan for implementation, and take action, as appropriate. Campuses and work groups should submit plans and recommendations to VPCC Lacro by March 12, 2021.

We extend our appreciation to all of our community college constituents who have provided invaluable feedback and ideas to help stabilize our financial situation and right size our organization. We look forward to our continued collaboration.
We invite you to review the info and share your comments, recommendations, questions, and/or concerns for consideration to uhccplan@hawaii.edu (new email) by March 12, 2021. Your feedback will enable us to plan and address our challenges, and send to the appropriate person for follow up. MAHALO!

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