Accreditation

The Office for Institutional Effectiveness is providing guidance and support for the 2012 Accreditation with OFIE Director Dr. Robert Franco as the Accreditation Liaison Officer.  OFIE’s institutional research staff developed three data books to provide evidence of educational quality and institutional effectiveness for the Accreditation Steering Committee in 2011 and 2012.  All three publications were an integral part to the evidence required in the 2012 Accreditation report.

2013 Accreditation Report

Student Enrollment and Achievement (Data Book One)

Faculty and Staff Survey Results (Data Book Two)

Department Chairs, Unit Heads and Administrators Survey Results (Data Book Three)

Organizational Chart

Discussion with Experts in the Field “Working Draft: Proposed Revisions to Standards”

 

Accreditation is a process by which institutions of higher education are evaluated to ensure that they meet acceptable levels of quality. These standards can be set at professional, national, and international levels. Kapi‘olani Community College is accredited both as a College as a whole and at the program level.

Kapi‘olani Community College, as a college, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC-WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Programs at Kapi‘olani Community College are accredited and certified separately by other standards organizations.

Update:

Eval Report :: http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/object/2013eval_report

Action Letter :: http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/object/action_letter

Letter from ACCJC/WASC Reaffirming Accreditation, January 31, 2007

Please click on the links below to view specific information on KCC Accreditation:

Accreditation of the College by ACCJC-WASC

Meet the 2012 ACCJC Evaluation Team

KCC Accreditation Steering Committee membership

Information to Support the Self Evaluation

Planning

Guidance from the University of Hawaii Community Colleges Office

Accreditation Information

KCC Accreditation Contacts 

Accreditation and Certification of Programs

 

Accreditation of the College by ACCJC-WASC


Kapiolani Community College, with support from the Office for Institutional Effectiveness, is currently preparing for the 2012 Accreditation Self Study.  This page contains Accreditation documents sourced by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).  Kapi‘olani Community College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC-WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Every six years the ACCJC-WASC, often referred to as ACCJC, conducts an evaluation of Kapi‘olani Community College’s educational and institutional effectiveness. The evaluators are selected from community colleges in the western region of the United States, and this process is the nation’s method of assuring that our college meets stringent academic and organizational standards to provide the best education possible to our students.

 

The most recent evaluations took place in 1994, 2000 and 2006 (click here to access documents).

2006 Accreditation report

2000 Accreditation report

1994 Accreditation report

 

In February 2007 ACCJC announced that all the University of Hawaii Community Colleges (UHCC) were accredited for the maximum possible cycle of full six years, up to 2012. UHCC issued the following press release. 2007 UH Community College’s Accreditation Renewed

 

In August 2010, in preparation for ACCJC-WASC’s 2012 review, the College organized more than 120 staff and faculty to begin the research and writing of the 2012 Self Evaluation of Educational Quality and Institutional Effectiveness report. An accreditation steering committee was formed to lead KCC faculty, staff and students in developing the self evaluation report.  The final draft of the report was completed in May 2012 and it was approved by the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents Committee on Community Colleges in June, 2012.  The report is due to ACCJC-WASC in August, 2012.  Accreditation Chairman Ibrahim Dik calls for more faculty engagement in Accreditation self study

 

More information can be found at 2012 ACCJC Accreditation

 

KCC Accreditation Steering Committee Membership


Co-chairs: Ibrahim Dik and Sunyeen “Sunny” Pai

Accreditation Liaison Officer:  Robert Franco

Editor:  Dennis Kawaharada 

Electronic Resources Coordinator:  Stephanie Nelson

Standard I Co-chairs:  Sheryl Fuchino-Nishida and Robin Fujikawa

Standard II Co-chairs:  Carl Hefner, Susan Murata, and Stephanie Nelson

Standard III Co-chairs:  Kelli Goya and Robert Moeng

Standard IV Co-chairs:  Susan Jaworowski and Guy Kellogg

Salvatore Lanzilotti, Special Assistant to the Chancellor, Chancellor’s Office

Louise Pagotto, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Office for Academic Affairs

Mathew Davis, Student Congress Representative

 

Meet the ACCJC Evaluation Team


KCC faculty, staff and students may meet the ACCJC evaluation team during the upcoming site visit.  Click here to view the biographies of the ACCJC Evaluation Team.

 

Self Evaluation Supporting Information


Accreditation Committee members may access planning documents in the links below.

 

Planning 

KCC Strategic Plan

Office for Institutional Effectiveness Director Dr. Robert Franco, and Institutional Researchers Dr. Jeffrey Arbuckle and Dr. Yao Hill led the development of the 2008-2015 KCC Strategic Plan, with input from KCC faculty, administrators and students.  Browse the “Strategic Planning” section to view the KCC Strategic Plan, and University of Hawaii Community College System documents detailing anticipated goals and outcomes during KCC’s Strategic Plan timeline.

 

KCC Long Range Development Plan

The Long Range Development Plan serves as KCC’s master plan, which guides the form and character of its campus.  The LRDP anticipates the physical manifesations of the campus’ goals, as set forth in its Strategic Plan.  Please visit this section of the website to download a public version copy of the Kapiolani Community College Long Range Development Plan.  Visit the LRDP page to view information on the College’s long range planning, and campus presentations by Vice President for Community Colleges John Morton.

 

Department Tactical Plans

At Kapiolani Community College, each department develops and executes a tactical plan, which is developed with input from the dean, department chair and faculty constituents.  As each department executes their tactical plan, it accelerates the overall success of their respective programs, and the KCC Strategic Plan goals.  Browse the 2009-2012 versions of the KCC department tactical plans, AY2009 year one reports, and other related documents.

 

Guidance from the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges Office

Kapiolani Community College spring 2010 campus visit

Kapiolani Community College fall 2010 campus visit, presentation entitled “Moving Forward”

UHCC Strategic Outcomes 2008-2015 

 

Accreditation Information


Please click on the links below to download the latest documents pertaining to the KCC Accreditation Report 2012.

 

ACCJC guidelines

Introduction to the Accreditation Standards – Shaping the Dialogue (ACCJC Standards, Adopted June 2002)

Accreditation Reference Handbook

Guide to Evaluating Institutions

Rubric Cover Letter from Dr. Barbara Beno

Rubric Table Revised May 25, 2011*uploaded June 2011*

Rubric Table Revised June 25, 2009

Characteristics of Evidence

Achievement Outcomes – What Teams Would Find

ACCJC Self Study Training Fall 2010 (MS Power Point presentation) (pdf version)

C-RAC – Assessment Guide

C-RAC Regional Accreditation and Student Learning

Institutional Fiscal Data

Required Evidentiary Documents for Financial Review CA, HI, PI (public institutions)

Guide to Evaluating Distance Education and Correspondence Education October 2010

Accreditation Chairman Ibrahim Dik calls for more faculty engagement in Accreditation self study

 

Selection of evidence documents

Perkins Results with Program Review Measures, 2010

ACCJC Approval letter on substantive change proposal

Substantive change proposal (KCC, LCC, WCC)

Hawaii State Board of Nursing approval letter for ADN courses (KCC, LCC)

Hawaii State Board of Nursing approval letter for PN program (WCC)

Memorandum of Agreement for ADN (KCC, WCC)

Memorandum of Agreement for ADN (KCC, LCC)

Hawaii State Board of Nursing Letter from John Morton

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission Letter

Responsibilities for an Accreditation Liaison Officer

 

ACCJC Policy Changes for June 2011


ACCJC disseminated policy changes for first reading of Accreditation documents in June 2011:

Conflict of Interest

Public Disclosure

Institutional Advertising

Relations with Government Agencies

Institutional Degrees and Credits

CTP Programs

 

KCC Accreditation Contacts


Dr. Robert Franco, Accreditation Liaison Officer

Sunyeen Pai, Accreditation Co-Chair

Ibrahim Dik, Accreditation Co-Chair

 

We invite you to participate in the ongoing self study and share your comments concerning the content on this page by contacting Dr. Robert Franco ( bfranco@hawaii.edu), Accreditation Liaison Officer.

 

All other inquiries regarding the 2012 Accreditation Self Study may be referred directly to the Accreditation Co-Chairs Ibrahim Dik ( ibrahim@hawaii.edu) and Sunyeen “Sunny” Pai ( sunyeen@hawaii.edu).

 

Program Accreditation


CTE Accreditation Report to UHCC

 

Accreditations have been granted for individual programs by the following entities:

 

Board of Nursing, State of Hawaii, for the Practical Nursing and Associate in Science degree Nursing programs

 

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) for the Associate in Science degree Nursing program

 

National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences for the Medical Laboratory Technician program

 

Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology for the Radiologic Technology program

 

Committee on Accreditation for Medical Assistant Education for the Medical Assisting program

 

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education for the Occupational Therapy Assistant program

 

Commission for Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education for the Physical Therapist Assistant program

 

Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care for the Respiratory Care program

 

Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Educational Institute for the Food Service Patisserie and Culinary Arts programs.  Culinary Arts program accreditation documents available for download. 

The Paralegal program is approved by the American Bar Association.

The Hospitality and Tourism Education Department is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Hospitality Management Programs (CAHM)

 

Kapiolani Community College spring 2010 campus visit

 

Kapiolani Community College fall 2010 campus visit, presentation entitled “Moving Forward”

 

UHCC Strategic Outcomes 2008-2015