Hawai'i and Pacific Island
College and Career Success


Now available

Textbook Cover Artist
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Overview of Content
Instructor Manual
Journal Entries
Test Bank and Exams

Dr. Marsha Fralick
Kau'iolani Mead

This textbook meets the new Guided Pathways Requirement



First Edition
We are happy to announce the first edition of Hawai'i and Pacific Island College and Career Success. This textbook includes a Native Hawaiian and Pacific Island cultural perspective. It is based on the premise that students are more successful when they take pride in their culture. While the textbook is designed for Native students, all student who live in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands can benefit from increasing knowledge and appreciation of the culture of the people where they live. A new interactive online edition is now available.

Textbook Cover Artist
We are also happy to announce that Nicole Arielle Maka’āhina’ālohilohi Jack was selected as the artist for the textbook cover. She was born and raised in Kapahulu on the island of O’ahu and will graduate from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with a degree in Pacific Islands Studies in 2017.

She states that the cover art for this publication aims to highlight just a few of the many accomplishments of indigenous Pacific peoples. In recognition of their skills in long distance voyaging and celestial navigation, the Hōkūle’a is featured, sailing within the 32-point star compass that Nainoa Thompson adapted from the Satawalese version taught to him by Mau Piailug. Navigational aids like star constellations, birds, the moon, the sun, winds, and ocean currents are included, as Oceanic navigators cleverly devised how to utilize them for open ocean sailing. Island people skillfully developed sophisticated agriculture and aquaculture techniques like terraced kalo farming and fishpond wall construction, which enabled them to provide stable food sources for a thriving population. Petroglyph designs symbolize people joined together, exemplifying the customs of laulima and of working as a community—integral values for living on geographically small islands with finite resources. Shown too is the abundance of healthy natural environments like forested mountains and plentiful waterways, which were the product of Pacific Islanders’ successes in applied sustainable living practices. Moving into the future, we can glean from the Indigenous people of the Pacific the importance of staying ancestrally rooted in the foundations of the past, but also remaining ever adaptive and flexible to changes that will invariably come with the contemporary age.



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Printed Edition

To order instructor copies, please ask your department chair to request copies from Deb Roth of Kendall Hunt Publishing at droth@kendallhunt.com. Please provide this information:

Textbook Title: Hawa'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success
Name of Department Chair
College Name
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Online Edition

Contact Carla Lundman of HumanEsources at carlal@humanesources.com to set up the account for your college and coordinate with your bookstore.

Request a Complimentary Review Copy for Possible Adoption

Printed Edition

If you are considering this text for possible adoption in your course and would like a complimentary printed copy of new 8th Edition, I can expedite a copy from the publisher.

Send your request to:marsha@marshafralick.com  Include this info in your email:

Title of Text You Would Like: Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success 
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Online Edition

If you are considering adoption of the interactive online version of Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success, contact Carla Lundman of HumanEsources at carlal@humanesources.com . She can email you instructions for an online demo. She can also arrange a Go to Meeting to show the online text to your department. Here is a brief video introducing the online version.

Purchase a Resource Copy

If you are using this text as a resource in your class or at your college, and not considering adoption, you can purchase a printed copy at: http://www.kendallhunt.com/fralick/  

Ordering the Printed Edition for Your Bookstore
Hawai'i and Pacific Islands College and Career Success
ISBN: 9781524923914
Kendall Hunt Publishing
Author: Marsha Fralick

Ordering the Online Edition for Your Bookstore
Contact Carla Lundman of HumanEsources at carlal@humanesources.com to set up your account and coordinate with your bookstorse.  

Overview of Content

Chapter 1, Cultural Identity and Success, contains an overview of Hawaiian history of higher education from
colonization to the present day. It helps students to understand that taking pride in their culture and appreciating
diversity is the foundation for learning. It also helps students in transitioning to college and overcoming common
obstacles to their success.

Chapters include a section titled "Appreciating Island Cultures" which helps students to connect their culture to
success in higher education. Discussion questions help students to understand traditional stories and how the
teachings can be used for success in college, careers, and in life.

The textbook includes a career emphasis to help students make an informed choice of a college major and career. It includes the
Do What You Are personality assessment that yields results comparable to Myers-Briggs. It also includes the MI Advantage
assessment of multiple intelligences to help students think positively about their strengths. Both assessments
are in an online portfolio with links to career information and current employment opportunities.

Chapter Titles and Brief Content

Note that this textbook is a revised edition of College and Career Success, Concise 7th Edition. 

Chapter 1. Cultural Identity and Success
Topics include taking pride in your culture, diversity, educational attainment, Hawaiian values, history of
education in Hawaii, the revival of pride in Hawaiian and Pacific Island culture (the Hokule'a), and navigating
different cultures.
Appreciating Island Cultures: The Story of the Kahuli Shells and discussion questions.

Chapter 2. Understanding Motivation
Topics include the value of a college education, how to choose a major, how to be motivated, developing habits
that lead to success, and the value of persistence.
Appreciating Island Cultures: 'Opae E and discussion questions.

Chapter 3.  Exploring Your Personality and Major
Topics include choosing a major that matches your personal strengths; understanding personality types;
personality and preferred work environment; decision making; time management; money management;
career outlook; and finding your passion.  The Do What You Are and MI Advantage career assessments are included.
Appreciating Island Cultures: Tattoos and discussion questions.

Chapter 4.  Managing Time and Money
Topics include lifetime goals, using priorities, estimating study and work
time, schedules, time management techniques, dealing with procrastination, and money management.
Appreciating Island Cultures: The Sirena and discussion questions.

Chapter 5. Using Brain Science to Improve Study Skills
This chapter translates the latest findings in neuroscience and learning to practical learning strategies for students. Topics include
short term vs. long term memory, minimizing forgetting, thinking positively about learning, developing an interest, using
meaningful organization, visualization, intent to remember, elaboration, distributing the practice, stress and emotions, mnemonics
and other memory tricks, and optimizing brain power.
Appreciating Island Cultures: The Story of Haloa and discussion questions

Chapter 6. Using Brain Science to Improve Study Skills
Since learning style is no longer supported by empirical research, this chapter uses the latest scientific findings to
help students improve study skills and reading. Topics include multi-sensory learning strategies such as visual,
audio, tactile, kinesthetic, olfactory, and gustatory; applying memory strategies to reading (SQ4R);
e-learning strategies; and math success.
Appreciating Island Cultures: Tiare Apetahi and discussion questions.

Chapter 7. Taking Notes, Writing, and Speaking
Topics include taking notes on the college lecture, note taking systems, taking notes in math, improving note
taking efficiency, reviewing your notes, power writing, and basics of public speaking.
Appreciating Island Cultures: How the 'Ulu Tree Came to Hawai'i

Chapter 8.  Test Taking
Topics include test preparation, dealing with test anxiety, studying for math tests, tips
for taking tests, and how to prepare for tests.
Appreciating Island Cultures: How Maui Slowed the Sun (Maori) and discussion questions.

Chapter 9. Thinking Positively about the Future
Topics include life stages, positive thinking, optimism, hope, future-mindedness, positive self-talk, affirmations,
successful beliefs, and secrets to happiness. 
Appreciating Island Cultures: Maui and His Magic Fish Hook and discussion questions.

Instructor Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint Presentations

The Instructor Manual contains over 500 pages of interactive exercises, classroom handouts, and techniques for engaging students in learning. Here is a sample of the Instructor Manual for Chapter 2: Understanding Motivation.

The Test Bank includes a bank of questions for each chapter as well as mid-term and final exams.

The PowerPoint Library contains a slide for every topic in the textbook. Select slides that match your student learning outcomes. Here is a sample of the PowerPoint presentation for Chapter 2, Understanding Motivation.

Note that a user name and password are required to access the full Instructor Manual, Test Bank, and PowerPoint library. Login information is provided for faculty who have ordered textbooks for their students. If you have ordered textbooks for your students, contact me at marsha@marshafralick.com for the login information.

Journal Entries and Other Student Resources

Journal Entries and other resources for students are available at http://www.collegesuccess1.com/StudentResources.htm

About the Authors

Dr. Marsha Fralick is the author of College and Career Success which has been used to improve student success and
retention across the country since 2000. This specialized edition includes material from this textbook with added
Hawaiian and Pacific Island cultural content. Dr. Fralick has worked as a counselor, professor and Department Chair at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon, California since 1978. She grew up in the Santa Fe area of New Mexico and has always
been interested in Indigenous cultures and student success.  She believes that success in education begins with a
positive self-concept.  Students need confidence in their abilities and have a vision of what their life can be in the
future.  For Hawaiian and Pacific Island Students, positive self-concept includes pride in their cultural background.


Kau'iolalani Mead is a Hawaiian Native who also speaks the Hawaiian language. She has a Master's
in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Educational Foundations and Multi-Cultural Diversity
in Education both from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Currently she is an Outreach and Recruitment
Pathways Specialist at the Hawai'i and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center located in Honolulu,
Hawai'i at the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii. Kau'i has worked in
collaboration with Dr. Marsha Fralick to add Hawai'i and Pacific Island cultural material to the already
successful College and Career Success curriculum. She looks forward to working with college students
and helping them be successful by gaining a better understanding and appreciation of who they are
and how important they are to the communities of Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands.