The Accreditation External Evaluation Report and Action Letter are now available for viewing by Kapiolani CC faculty, staff and students. Please visit the links below for further information.
Eval Report :: http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/object/2013eval_report
Action Letter :: http://www.kcc.hawaii.edu/object/action_letter
Kudos: Bob Franco named Visiting Scientist by SENCER
OFIE Director Dr. Robert Franco has been named as a Visiting Scientist by SENCER’s National Center for Science and Civic Engagement. The appointment will take place throughout the spring 2013 semester, and will feature Dr. Franco’s strategic synergies with the Hawaii Pacific Islands Campus Compact, as well as Hawaii EPSCoR to develop a grade 6 to college sophomore STEM pipeline.
Professor Lisa Kobuke Awarded Diversity Grant
Congratulations to Japanese Professor Lisa Kobuke for being awarded a grant through the Diversity and Equity Initiative Award. The grant valued at $1,000 will support the newly established Japanese Tea Ceremony and Culture Club activities at Kapiolani CC, including the demonstration of Japanese tea ceremony. Professor Kobuke’s endeavors support diversity awareness on campus and will help support the College’s mission to provide a vibrant, international experience for students.
Students interested in joining the Japanese Tea Ceremony and Culture Club are encouraged to attend the next event “Experience Japanese Culture through a Bowl of Tea”, which will be held during the 25th Annual International Festival on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the cafeteria from 12:00-1:30pm. Current members of the club will perform the tea ceremony and serve participants a bowl of tea.
NEH Grant Awarded to Kelli Nakamura and Brian Cassity
History professors Dr. Kelli Nakamura and Brian Cassity were selected as one of only twelve teams across the U.S. to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Project. Nakamura and Cassidy will represent Kapiolani CC at annual seminars and year-round activities online to create and revise U.S. history courses. Drawing upon best practices from expert historians and community college administrators from around the country, Nakamura and Cassidy will greatly improve the quality of history instruction at Kapiolani CC.
One of the exiting and unique aspects of this program is that it focuses on how Atlantic and Pacific rim scholarship has changed how we study United States history. Participants will study Pacific and Atlantic Rim histories with leading historians in Southern California and Washington, DC, respectively.
Please join us in congratulating Professors Nakamura and Cassity for their noteworthy achievement!
Kudos: Second Language Teaching Highlighed by NACCTEP
The Service-Learning Program was selected as a model of success by the National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs. Shawn Ford, Assistant Professor and Second Language Teaching Program Coordinator was successful in submitting the concept paper which was selected for the following highlight:
The Second Language Teaching (SLT) Program at Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) provides specialized education for current Hawai‘i state Department of Education (DOE) professionals and students who are interested in becoming English as a Second Language (ESL) and other second language tutors, teaching assistants, and – with additional education – teachers, both locally and abroad. Students have unique certificate and degree options, depending on their career goals and previous experiences.
Kudos: Judi Kirkpatrick and Ulla Hasager
OFIE would like to recognize the engaged scholarship by community college faculty Judith Kirkpatrick and Ulla Hasager, which is now being featured in their article entitled “Partnerships for Learning and Community at Palolo Valley Homes” published in the latest edition of the AAC&U’s Diversity & Democracy journal. The article details the authentic and successful partnership that Kapiolani Community College and its Service-Learning Program has maintained with Palolo Valley Homes since 1995. The article chronicles the evolution of the Palolo community with Kapiolani CC and public schools in the neighborhood, and provides a snapshot of the phenomenal gains made in core academic subjects. The Palolo partnership is truly exemplary of the wonders civic engagement that community colleges can do for their next door neighbors.
Developmental Education Webpage Launched on OFIE web
OFIE in collaboration with Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Mona Lee is proud to announce the Developmental Education section of the OFIE website. This page contains data tables and other information that will guide faculty, administrators and staff in the decision making process concerning developmental education.