Student Review

Students are required by the Graduate Division to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, but the LTEC department has a higher standard and expects students to have a minimum of 3.0 in each doctoral course. Failure to meet the GPA standards will lead to probation and possible dismissal from the program. Students having difficulty in a course should contact their instructor early to resolve the issues and determine what needs to be done to improve.

The department conducts yearly reviews of all doctoral students, required by the UHM Graduate Division. These reviews cover not only GPA, but general progress in learning and appropriate dispositions related to the values of professional community participation and ethical behavior and the standards of the field. The goal is to ensure that the graduates of the LTEC PhD are individuals we will be proud to call members of the profession. Students will receive counseling and support in developing a remedial plan for areas in which there are concerns. If concerns are not addressed, students may be dismissed for dispositions. In general, we expect all students entering the LTEC PhD to finish and to do well, and we will work with each of you to ensure that happens. The dispositions expected of all LTEC PhD students, though not an exhaustive list, include: 

  1. Values and respects individuals
  2. Values positive human interactions
  3. Exhibits intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn
  4. Commits to self-reflection
  5. Values collaborative work
  6. Meets deadlines and group expectations for group work
  7. Demonstrates responsible and ethical practices
  8. Willing to accept feedback
  9. Thinks systematically about the relationship between theory and practice
  10. Demonstrates punctual and reliable class attendance and assignment submission