Sustainable Education: Institutional and Academic Plans for Student Success


In view of recent efforts to redefine the meaningful role of education on a global scale, this paper will outline some of the latest attempts to overcome struggles related to a decrease in student enrollment and restore a renewed interest in learning by operating on multiple ranges.At an institutional level, a description of the case of Hawaii Tokai International College, a two-year liberal arts private college, will include a number of strategies adopted to counterbalance a vulnerable educational scenario, such as plans for cross-registration with other institutions of higher education and a newly-launched Tourism/Hospitality Certificate addressing demographic needs on the island of Oahu and the Japanese community. At an academic level, the reevaluation of the role of humanities as a core discipline is expressed in designing courses that increase awareness of diversity to bridge gaps between Western and Eastern cultures and boost motivation and experiential learning. Last, teaching techniques applied to the classroom involving exercises with food and culture, fairy tales, and self-analysis, as a manner of sustaining the challenges of an ever-changing educational arena.

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Ilaria De Santis, Hawaii Tokai International College, United States
Elizabeth Keith, Hawaii Tokai International College, United States

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Conference: IICEHawaii2018
Stream: Higher education

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