Jan 1, 2011

Chancellor's Corner

Hau`oli Makahiki Hou!

Thank you for your good work in 2010. I hope you had a wonderful, well‐earned holiday break and are now refreshed and ready to dive in again. As we leave the old year behind and greet 2011, let us remember why we are here and recommit to working together to serve our students and our island community. We have serious and difficult work ahead of us, but it is also joyful work that we can engage in with a great deal of fun and high spirits.

The following three questions should direct our work.
  • How does KCC make sure that all students have access to and opportunity for success in higher education? 
  • How does KCC get Kaua‘i back to work now and create a workforce prepared to support tomorrow’s economy?
  • How does KCC lead Kaua‘i move into a socially, environmentally and economically sustainable future?
To address these questions we need to examine our current practices. After analysis of what works and what doesn’t, what we do well and what we need to do that we aren’t currently doing, we can then move forward. We can strengthen what works and innovatively seek new solutions where needed. Our assessment and APRU processes help guide us in this work. This spring we will be sharing our APRUs with one another and making decisions about future directions based on that information. We will also be working on an institutional self‐evaluation in preparation for aWASC accreditation visit.

This will be an exciting semester, for sure! Mahalo for your part in making it a successful one.