OFIE & Service-Learning
The Office for Institutional Effectiveness, in partnership with KCC Service-Learning is a leader in advancing programs and innovations that stimulate civic engagement within the College student body with its community partners. The College is currently receiving federal funding from the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department for partnerships in Palolo Homes and the Kapahulu Center.
KCC Service-Learning previously received funding from the Community College National Center for Community Engagement (CCNCCE) to support its civic engagement endeavors.
Recent news and updates
Palolo Ohana Learning Center article published in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of University Partnerships newsletter entitled Diversity Works.
Melisa Orozco Vargas, Service-Learning Outreach Coordinator, has been been selected and fully-funded to attend an intensive Community Development Training provided by Neighborworks America.(dates, session she’ll attend).
Krista Hiser will be serving as Service-Learning Faculty Coordinator for AY 2011-12. She will be working faculty to integrate Sustainability-Learning into Service-Learning’s health, education, environmental, bridging generations, arts and history, and international perspectives pathways.
Fran Acoba, current Service-Learning Faculty Coordinator, is leading the completion of one cycle of student learning outcomes assessment using service-learning capstone essays and assessment rubrics collaboratively developed by lead faculty and staff. Fran will continue this work through the fall for inclusion in Self Study Standard II.
Service Learning SLO’s AY2010-2011
From Service to Science in the Energy-Climate Era (article) by Robert Franco
S-L Course Matrix (pdf)
Community Engagement Events
Robert Franco, Phd.
Director, Office for Institutional Effectiveness