Mar 12, 2010

Third Annual Hakuoh University International Study Tour - Summer 2010

Open to outstanding students from any University of Hawai‘i Community College campus

Hakuoh University in Oyama City, Tochigi Prefecture, 50 miles north of Tokyo, offers a ten-day summer homestay program to seven UHCC students (one per campus if possible) who have demonstrated leadership in their community and/or school and want to learn first-hand about Japan and Japanese culture. Students selected for the program will engage in intercultural activities with Hakuoh students, study Japanese culture, visit historical sites, and present a capstone project that reflects the participant’s experience in serving his/her community and/or school. Participants are required to do daily oral and written guided reflections and submit a culminating paper one week upon return from Japan. Also, participants are expected to serve as a campus host and participate in activities with Hakuoh University students when they come to Hawai‘i for their study tours.

Dates: June 17 – June 28, 2010 (tentative dates)

Spring Break Campus Closure

KCC will be closed to the public during Spring Break March 22 - 25.
(March 26 is Kuhio Day, a state holiday.)

  • In accordance with the collective bargaining settlement and to recover energy savings to meet the budget shortfall, Kaua‘i Community College, as well as the rest of the University of Hawai‘i System, will be closed to the public during its Spring Break: March 22-25.
  • The Health & Wellness Center will be open Monday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 24 from noon – 4:00 pm, for Family Planning appointments only.
  • The Performing Arts Center will be open for previously contracted events.
  • For classes with the Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET), please consult the Continuing Education link on the KCC webpage for a full description of classes, or call 245-8318.
  • The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center Network will be open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Please call 241-3148 for information or an appointment.
    “The UH system has selected dates for closure that are non-instructional,” said Dr. Helen Cox, Chancellor of the College. In addition, we are making sure that time-sensitive, critical services will continue. The faculty, staff, and administration at Kaua‘i Community College have a clear focus on serving our students and members of the Kaua‘i community. Our vigilance will continue as we do our part in addressing budget challenges and personnel contracts.”
For questions about the closure, please call the Chancellor's Office at 245-8280.
Posted by:
Helen Cox, Chancellor

A professional development opportunity for UHCC faculty and staff

Leeward CC is inviting UHCC campuses to their professional development summit, being held at LCC, May 24 - 28, 2010.  Read the attachment and go to the website listed below for details.

Aloha Faculty and Staff,
Are you making your summer plans? Consider spending a week participating in a program designed to transform your teaching and students� learning. This year, we are embarking on our first Pacific Region Learning Summit hosted at Leeward CC. The Summit is provided in partnership with colleagues from De Anza Community College and Foothill Community College.
There are two tracks offered this summer:

  1. Transforming Instruction with Problem Based Learning
This track leads you through the steps required to add problem-based learning to your classroom. You will prepare a course that uses tasks from our online library  ( or create your own PBL tasks, find industry volunteers to visit your classroom, practice facilitating student groups, and design feedback and assessment items for different levels of student work.
  1. iCourse Design (offered last summer)
This track takes instructors through the process of rethinking their course for online delivery. You will learn how to modify what you are doing in the classroom to delivery it effectively online. Online

Mar 11, 2010

You're Invited to a Free Online Presentation

Strategies for a Successful Online Conference
Red Flower from HawaiiDate/Time: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: FREE Online Presentation

On March 16, 2010 at 2:50pm click on URL to Log in:    

Once in Elluminate type in your name and click log in.     
 Contact: Marla Pua Larson
 Phone: 808-245-8330
 Click URL to Log In:
The aim of this presentation is to share some of the successful strategies used in delivering a Worldwide Online Conference.

Dr. Kimura coordinates the TCC Online Conference, a worldwide online conference for 700-900 professors, librarians, information technology support specialists, administrators and student services personnel. This conference, conducted annually entirely online, highlights issues, challenges, directions and the use of the Internet in online learning, as well as in "hybrid" face-to-face classes (
For more information about Dr. Bert Kimura please visit:
Log in for FREE on March 16, 2010 at 3:00pm Hawaii Time

Posted by:
Marla Pua Larson
Distance Education

Motivation workshop Friday 3/12 @ 1:00

Hello everyone,

This Friday 3/12 from 1:00 to 2:30 in Fine Dining we have a workshop entitled "Motivation in the Classroom and on the Job."

About the workshop:

All students have had hundreds of teachers in their lifetimes. A very few
of these teachers they remember as being exceptionally good. What are the
qualities that combine to create an excellent, memorable teacher? Why do
some teachers inspire students to work three times harder than they
normally would, while others inspire students to skip class? Why do
students learn more from some teachers than others?  Perhaps these
teachers better know how to motivate their students.  Join Jerry Cerny,
HonCC Faculty Development Coordinator, for an interactive and informative
workshop on 'Motivation in the Classroom and on the Job.'

Will Dressler
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Professional Development Committee Chair
Kaua'i Community College
3-1901 Kaumualii Hwy.
Lihue, HI. 96766
PH:  808  245-8292

FREE concert by Galliard String Quartet - 3/15/2010

The Galliard String Quartet will hold a FREE concert next Monday, March 15, 2010, at 12:00 pm in the Elections Building at the OCET complex. The performance will be an informal, bring-your-lunch, mini-concert that is an educational outreach on the part of the ensemble.

Founded by Chamber Music Hawaii in 1982, the Galliard String Quartet is

Come support The American Cancer Society

Aloha everyone,
I am participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. We are having a team fundraiser this Friday at the Nawiliwili Yacht Club (road that leads to the cruise ship docking area). There will be food sampling from "Tastefully Simple". Please continue reading for more information. Hope to see you there!

Donna Efhan, Program Support Assistant
Rural Development Project Kaua'i
Phone  808  241-3365
Fax  808  241-3227

"It is impressive to see a person who has been battered by life in many ways, who is torn by a variety of unsolved problems, yet who is still fighting, still struggling, still striving to find the path to a more fulfilling existence, moved by the wisdom of knowing, 'I am more than my problems.'" –Nathaniel Branden

Spring Cleaning Sale at the Bookstore!

Aloha Everyone!
Come on down to the Bookstore! It's Spring Cleaning time! Save from 20 to 50% on select merchandise! Come on down and take advantage of Spring savings!

Noel Mock
Kauai Community College Bookstore
Interim Manager