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Our Kuleana as Admissions Practitioners to Native Students

April 12, 2024 @ 2:05 pm - 3:00 pm

  • Kokiʻo 201 (STEM Center)

About Session

Often, when we take a critical look at education, the perspective is centered on student performance – what is the student doing or not doing, and how can we address that? This session shifts the focus and turns the mirror to those of us who are admissions practitioners in colleges and secondary schools. Join two of your colleagues who identify as Native Hawaiian college admissions practitioners as we examine our kuleana in college admissions, with a particular focus on our kuleana to Native students. What are the kuleana (responsibilities) of colleges to honor all that Native students bring to our campuses and address their needs in the context of our university settings? What are the kuleana of high school and secondary school counselors to help educate and prepare those college representatives who come to Hawai’i to recruit our students? This session is an opportunity to remember that we a tremendous kuleana to examine our practices as admissions professionals as we seek to support more Native students pursuing higher education.


Nikki Chun (Vice Provost for Enrollment Management), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa & Jennifer Baum (College Counselor) Punahou School
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