KCC Recognized for Successful Palolo Ohana Learning Center Project

November 16, 2011 — Kapiolani Community College is being recognized by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Office of University Partnerships for its successful implementation of the Palolo Ohana Learning Center project.  Under the auspicies of the HUD federal grant, Palolo Homes was transformed into a remarkable technology center helping to raise computer literacy among K-12 students residing in the public housing community.

Congratulations to Palolo Homes’ Dahlia Asuega, Project Director Bob Franco, Service-Learning Coordinator Melisa Orozco, and Judith Kirkpatrick for their recognition of a successful and mutually beneficial partnership.

Keep your eyes out for the article entitled “A Study in Creative Community Partnerships:  Kapiolani Community College” in the forthcoming Diversity Works publication.

Kapiolani Service-Learning Receives $20,000 Award

Hawaii-Pacific Islands Campus Compact (UHM) has awarded Kapiolani Service-Learning $20,000 to implement, evaluate, and improve their “Oceanic EcosySTEM” project. This project strengthens student leadership and learning outcomes as well as partnerships with youth and families in Palolo Homes, the Hawaii DOE, and non-profits focused on health promotion and environmental education and sustainability.

Click here to read more about the Kapiolani Service-Learning Program at the Community Engagement page.

UH Women’s Campus Club grants available

The UH Women’s Campus Club is inviting applications for purchase of equipment and funding of special projects.  In 2010, KCC faculty Kelli Nakamura and Lina Doo were successful in winning two grants valued at $7,750 total for the purchase of equipment for the History and Performing Arts programs, respectively.  The key priority for this grant program is to benefit a large number of students, and/or enhance the community environment on campus.

Application tips from the program office and previous winners are posted to the OFIE website “Browse Grant Opportunities” section.

OFIE Reports on AY2010-2011 Results

The Office for Institutional Effectiveness released its academic year 2010-2011 results to the campus, reporting on the second year of the 2009-2012 tactical planning period.  In brief, OFIE facilitated 38 grant applications, successfully raising an additional $6,144,071 in extramural funds for the College.  The Institutional Analysts facilitated nearly 300 data reports, almost 70 surveys, and completed a number of trainings to the campus on topics ranging from grant proposal develpment, to how to construct a survey.

Click here to view the OFIE tactical plan update for 2010-2011.

2012 Accreditation Faculty and Staff Survey Results Disseminated

The results from the 2012 Accreditation Faculty and Staff Survey, and Department Chair, Unit Head, and Administrator Survey are available for viewing on the OFIE website Institutional Research – Research Reports section.  We had an overwhelming response to these two surveys — 364 respoded to the Faculty & Staff Survey, and there was a 100% response rate for Department Chair, Unit Head and Administrators Survey!

Click here to view the 2012 Accreditation Faculty and Staff Survey results.

Kapiolani CC Awarded Federal Labor Grant as Consortium Member

Kapiolani CC, as a member of a consortium of University of Hawaii System campuses, was announced as a winner of the U.S. Department of Labor’s new Trade Act Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grant.  The C3T program works in partnership with state and local agencies to enable American workers affected by international trade to rejoin the workforce by providing them with the means to attain competitive and marketable skills for today’s increasingly competitive work

Consortium members: Hawai’i Community College (lead); Kapi`olani Community College; Kaua`i Community College; Leeward Community College; University of Hawaii Maui College; Windward Community College