Kudos: Culinary Institute of the Pacific awarded EDA Grant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced an investment of over $2 million to expand job training in Hawaii’s culinary arts industry through a public works project at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.  Dean Carol Hoshiko and CIP Director Conrad Nonaka, in partnership with the University of Hawaii Foundation, successfully applied to the Economic Development Administration Public Works grant program, and received “highly competitive” ratings in all categories.

For KCC students, this project will provide advanced training in culinary arts for those interested in becoming entrepreneurs and leaders in the culinary arts and tourism industry.  Ultimately, graduates of the proposed CIP Diamond Head program will gain skills to attract new customers, start their own businesses, and obtain higher-paying jobs.  The project is expected to create 500 new jobs and generate $7 million in private investment through the Hilton Foundation and other private donors.

OFIE would like to congratulate Dean Carol Hoshiko and Conrad Nonaka for their success, and wish them the best of luck with the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head project.

Kudos: Dr. Jeffery Arbuckle Completes SAS Training

OFIE would like to congratulate Institutional Analyst Dr. Jeffery Arbuckle for completing a week-long, intensive SAS course.  The specialized topics covered in the course included:  using PROC REPORT to generate tabular detail reports, detail reports with subtotals and grand totals, and detail reports with computed columns; generate summary reports based on GROUP, ACROS, or CLASS varioables using PROC REPORT and PROC TABULATE; insert appropriate summary lines into reports; send report output to the RTF, PDF, and HTML destinations; change reports using ODS options and style overrides.

Policy Update: Forthcoming Changes to NSF Policies & Procedures

The National Science Foundation announced that it will be revising its Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) in October 2012, with an anticipated effective date of January 2013.  Major updates will affect the merit review process, indirect costs, new format for facilities, equipment and other resources, among others.  Click here to review the draft version.

New Download: KCC Program Review Policy

The Program Review web page has been updated with two new policy documents — the KCC Program Review Policy (kccprogramreviewpolicy), and updated Institutional Improvement Matrix (IIMjune2012).

Assessment Workshop held by Dr. Yao Hill

Dr. Yao Hill, the Institutional Researcher from OFIE, held an assessment workshop at C4Ward Concierge Training, which covered qualitative analysis techniques and C4ward facilitator’s role in assessment. Materials distributed at the workshop are available for download below:

Upcoming trainings and events are posted to the OFIE website Google Calendar.

Graduate and Leavers Survey Available for Download

The Spring 2012 Graduate and Leaver Survey is available for download on the OFIE website. This report explores major factors that students attribute their decision to graduate or leave Kapiolani CC.  Highlights from this year’s report include five customized open-ended questions addressing (1) important factors that helped students graduate; (2) factors that kept those who left college from re-enrolling in the college; (3) beneficial experiences for the graduates or leavers; (4) students’ obstacles in achieving their educational goals; and (5) suggestions for the college to enhance the educational experience of its students.

Download the Spring 2012 Graduate and Leaver Survey.

Authors: Dr. Yao Hill, Jeffrey Yamashiro, Nicole Ito