OFIE Participated in CCIS National Survey

OFIE would like to thank the following individuals for leading efforts to complete the Community College Institutional Survey (CCIS): Promising Practices forStudent Engagement and Success, developed by the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCSSE):  Louise Pagotto, the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, LaVache Scanlan, the Coordinator of First Year Experience, Sharoh Moore, the Department Chair of Kahikoluamea, for their substantial support in providing information needed to complete this national survey.

Don’t forget to visit our CCSSE page for the latest information on OFIE’s work with CCSSE.

CCSSE Season Closed with Success

OFIE successfully coordinated with 27 faculty and staff in the administration of the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE). We record showed that 69 classes participated in the survey, almost 20% higher and 11 classes more participation than in the 2010 CCSSE administration. A total of 1090 completed surveys were returned to CCSSE. Our cordial thanks to all faculty and staff who assisted with CCSSE administration and to all the faculty who generously assisted CCSSE administration in their classes. The list of all the faculty whose classes participated in CCSSE will be published on our CCSSE page shortly.

Register Now: Learning Assessment Institute

In response to the Fall 2011 Faculty Survey, Kapiolani CC will be holding an inaugural student learning assessment institute to share best practices among faculty.  Appropriately entitled “Closing the Loop Institute” (CTL), this three day institute will provide workshops on how to design and implement meaningful assessment, and give tips on rubric design.  Click here to download an application and program materials.

Change in policy: post-award transactions

Effective March 2012, the Office of Research Services is requiring most post-award transactions to be submitted via myGRANT.  Changes to the following will require a ‘proposal’ be submitted to ORS with proposal documents and instructions for how to submit the approved materials to the sponsor:  principal investigator, budget, scope of work, key personnel effort, department of PI, de-obligations, allocation of indirect costs, conflict of interest disclosure, performance site.

Finally, requests for no-cost extensions do not require creation of a myGRANT record. Please send the original and one copy of the formal request letter to your designated ORS pre-award specialist with transmittal instructions. When ORS receives approval from the funding agency, a copy of the award notice will be forwarded to the PI and fiscal officer (FO) via myGRANT.

Arts & Sciences Awarded NEH Grant

Dean Charles Sasaki announced that KCC’s Arts & Sciences unit was selected as one of ten projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ “Bridging Cultures” grant administered by the American Association of Colleges & Universities. The project funds faculty development and curriculum design work in the humanities. Teams from each of these schools will participate in Bridging Cultures, a three-year curriculum and faculty development project.

OFIE Director Featured as National Beacon

November 2011 — OFIE Director Bob Franco was recognized by as a national beacon for service learning and community engagement by the Community College National Center for Community Engagement.  In the fifteen years Dr. Franco has served as the KCC Service Learning Director, he has recruited 10,000 service learning students, provided training in 35 states within the U.S., and been awarded a number of nationally competitive grant awards for special projects.

Read the full story of Dr. Franco’s feature by clicking here.