State and System Course Redesign:
The University of Hawaii System
2004 2008

In partnership with the National Center for Academic Transformation, the University of Hawaii System (UH) established a course redesign program among the 10 UH institutions that built on the successful models and lessons learned from the Program in Course Redesign (PCR). UH provided institutional grants ranging between $35,000 and $70,000 to assist with implementation of the redesign plans. While UH has had a long-standing faculty development effort aimed at increasing the use of technology in teaching, this new initiative was more strategic and focused on the need to contain instructional costs while increasing student learning.
UH launched the first statewide competition in May 2004 and issued an invitation to participate to all member institutions. Interested teams of faculty and administrators participated in a three sequential workshops led by NCAT and then worked with NCAT as needed to develop course redesign proposals. A review committee of representatives from UH and NCAT ranked proposals and selected three projects to be funded. Pilots of the course redesigns occurred in fall 2005 with full implementation in spring 2006.

UH Redesign Projects

NCAT was not involved in project implementation; consequently, the outcome of this project is unknown. For more information, contact Hae Okimoto at or see