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.
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.
Eval Report :: http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/object/2013eval_report
Action Letter :: http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/object/action_letter
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
Information to Support the Self Evaluation
Guidance from the University of Hawaii Community Colleges Office
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Please click on the links below to download the latest documents pertaining to the KCC Accreditation Report 2012.
Rubric Table Revised May 25, 2011*uploaded June 2011*
Selection of evidence documents
ACCJC Policy Changes for June 2011
ACCJC disseminated policy changes for first reading of Accreditation documents in June 2011:
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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org), Accreditation Liaison Officer.
All other inquiries regarding the 2012 Accreditation Self Study may be referred directly to the Accreditation Co-Chairs Ibrahim Dik ( email@example.com) and Sunyeen “Sunny” Pai ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
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)