On August 23, 2011, a full-day proposal writing workshop will be held at Restaurant Row 4th floor training room. The workshop will introduce basic techniques in researching grant opportunities, enhance attendees skills in proposal writing for foundation and private sources, and give hands-on experience in preparing and reviewing funding proposals. The cost is $125 for HANO members, $185 for non-members. Please visit the Hawaii People’s Fund website for more information – http://hano.camp9.org/Default.aspx?pageId=107283&eventId=366398&EventViewMode=EventDetails
The OFIE website calendar has just been updated with a handful of foundation grant deadlines, institutional research and grants related job vacancies, and other important events. To view these announcements, please scroll through the Google Calendar widget below. Don’t forget to add us to your preferred Google Calendars to receive updates regularly.
The U.S. Department of Education released recently released its final FY 2011 funding table, providing more details about the specific program cuts made by Congress last month. In addition to individual program reductions, all non-defense discretionary programs were subject to an across-the-board cut of 0.2%. Click here to view an updated summary and chart of the FY 2011 spending bill and the Department of Education’s chart.
In an effort to provide government accountability and transparency, Recovery.gov sent an announcement regarding a new monthly newsletter documenting impacts of recovery funds. The newsletter will feature articles and photographs of ARRA-funded projects throughout the U.S. states and territories. Click here to subscribe to the new Recovery.gov newsletter.
From June 20-22, 2011, at the University of Vermont, Dr. Robert Franco, OFIE Director, worked with Dr. Carol Geary-Schneider, President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Dr. Gail Evans, Dean of Undergraduate Education at CSU San Francisco. Together they presented a 3-session track of workshops featuring new “Designs for Learning.”
These workshops were an integral part of AACU’s High Impact Practices Institute which supported 43, 4-6 members teams, representing all sectors of American higher education. Franco was selected as an Institute Faculty and also worked closely with AACU’s 12 Community College Roadmap campuses. The new “designs” Franco presented were based on his national research as well as his planning, assessment, improvement, and grant development work here at KCC. He also featured the College’s innovative Imiloa Pathway Portfolio and STEM undergraduate research efforts. Click here to view the “designs” posted to OFIE’s Community Engagement site.
The Office for Institutional Effectiveness would like to introduce its newest addition to its staff, Institutional Analyst Jeffrey Yamashiro. OFIE projects Jeffrey will be spearheading include assisting with data requests, research design, data analysis for institutional research purposes, accreditation reporting, and OFIE web page content development and redesign. A University of Hawaii at Manoa graduate, Jeffrey previously worked at Catholic Charities Hawaii in program support and data handling capacities. Please join us in welcoming Jeff to our KCC ohana.