Grantees, does FFATA apply to you?

Responding to increased scrutinty of federal spending, new federal reporting requirements under the FFATA – Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act – have been articulated.  FFATA now requires principal investigators to determine reportability of subaward and subcontract recipients, including the confirmation as a CCR registrant and possession of a valid DUNS organization number.  More information is available at:

KCC Awarded Two Women’s Campus Club Grants

Congratulations to Kapiolani CC Professors Kelli Nakamura (History) and Lina Doo (Performing Arts) for their successful grant applications to the 2010 UH Women’s Campus Club grant competition.  These were two of only five awards favorably reviewed this funding cycle.  Under the auspices of these WCC grants, the following improvements will be made to the Kapiolani CC learning environment:

KCC History Department ($3,400) will enhance the learning experience for KCC students enrolled in history courses by integrating the use of clickers to encourage class participation during lecture sections.

KCC Performing Arts Department ($4,350) will enhance the performing arts space in Maile Building for regular classes and community performances with the installment of new lighting fixtures and a functioning sound board.

Click here to learn more about the UH Women’s Campus Club grant program.

HSFCA Apprenticeship Grants Available

The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is accepting applications for its Apprenticeship Grants program.  Requests for up to $5,000 may be submitted to fund apprenticeship teams – consisting of an accomplished and recognized folk or traditional teaching artist and an experienced apprentice.  Applications must be postmarked by April 23, 2011 (Saturday).  If you are interested in applying for an HFSCA Apprenticeship Grant, please visit:

KCC Raised Over $6.5 Million in Federal Awards in FY2010

Kapiolani Community College successfully raised over $6.5 million in federally funded grants, contracts and other awards in fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009 – June 30, 2010).  The total number of awards received was 23, excluding those received by individuals for research and publication projects from local non-profit organizations, foundations and private sources.

USDOE Title I (Perkins) Grant Opportunities

On February 4, 2011, federal funding opportunities available through the U.S. Department of Education Title I Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 were presented to the Kapiolani CC faculty and staff.  Draft proposals are due to Dean Frank Haas by March 15, 2011 for initial approval.  All final proposals will be submitted to the UHCC Office for consideration on April 15, 2011.

Click on the links below to downlod the Perkins presentations:

February 2011 presentation – University of Hawaii CC Use of Perkins funds

November 2010 UHCC presentation on Perkins funds

Franco Publishes Chapter on Faculty Engagement

Robert Franco, Director of the Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of Anthropology, has just published a chapter entitled, “Faculty Engagement in the Community College: Constructing a New Ecology of Learning,” for a two-volume series entitled Handbook of Engaged Scholarship: Contemporary Landscapes, Future Directions, Fitzgerald, Hiram E., Burack, Cathy, and Seifer, Serena (Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, 2010). Volume 1 focuses on “Institutional Change,” and Volume 2 examines “Community-Campus Partnerships.”

The work of Kapiolani Professors Tanya Renner, Judith Kirkpatrick, Neghin Modavi, and John Rand are spotlighted in Franco’s chapter.