E ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Kākou - Overview
E ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Kākou

E ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Kākou - Hawaiian Language Learning Opportunity

In partnership with the Office of Hawaiian Education (OHE) along with the State of Hawaiʻi Department of Education (HIDOE), the University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges (UHCC) offers limited subsidized, introductory Hawaiian language college credit courses at no-cost to HIDOE employees.

All HIDOE employees are invited to participate. Upon successful completion, HIDOE Bargaining Unit 05 employees are able to receive Professional Development (PD) credits and all enrolling HIDOE employees are able to receive college credits.

The aim of the ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi Initiative is to increase awareness of Hawaiian Language and the essential role it plays in Hawaiiʻs educational system.

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Click here for registration information for Maui College participants only

Update for Spring 2021 Classes

Additional Details

If any employee is active as a UH student and receiving financial aid, this scholarship may be considered as part of the employeeʻs financial aid package.

Employee (student) is responsible for their own supplies, equipment, internet connection (if applicable), and transportation.

All students must comply with the University’s policies, procedures, and deadlines, including withdrawal deadlines.

Additional Requirements

  1. Minimum C grade
    The employee agrees to fully participate and complete all coursework upon enrollment into a Hawaiian language course funded by the Department. The employee must successfully complete the course with a C or better to continue to receive benefit.

  2. Complete evaluation survey (google form)
    The employee agrees to complete an exit survey at the end of the semester and no later than December 31st for Fall semester and May 31st for Spring semester. The exit survey can be found at this URL: http://bit.ly/DOEexitsurvey

  3. Non-work hours for PD
    PD opportunities must follow Department guidance which require that all Bargaining Unit 05 employees enrolling in Department funded courses must take place during non-work hours.

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