Jan 7, 2011

Student Welcome Reception

The members of ASUH-KCC Student Government and Student Activities Committee would like to invite you to join us for free cake and juice as you socialize with your fellow students and find out what's new and upcoming.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Campus Center Student Lounge
(above the cafeteria)
12:15 pm to 1:30 pm

We look forward to meeting you!

Jan 6, 2011

Greetings from your new institutional researcher

Dear KCC Faculty and Staff:

I'm excited to begin my new role as institutional researcher for the college.  I know I'll be spending a lot of my time working on reports that are necessary for accreditation.  It's also my job to help everyone to obtain and analyze data and other forms of information.  I'm hoping that better access to information will help everyone in their duties and decision-making.

So I'd like to start by asking you, what kinds of data would be useful for you?

Please email me with your requests.  The more clearly you can phrase your question/request, the easier it will be for me to help you.  Also, please note that privacy and confidentiality may prevent me from being able to fulfill certain requests.  If your request involves information that pertains to someone else, I will have to get their permission before going ahead.  For example, if a math instructor wants to know how students do in automotive classes after having taken math, that will require permission from automotive faculty before I can fulfill the request.

I can also help with designing surveys to gather information.  I have already heard from some people who would like to do faculty/staff surveys to help with the accreditation self-study.  For these, I'll be working with Anne and Bonnie to gather all the survey requests together so that we can minimize the amount of surveys that people have to fill out, and eliminate the repetition of questions.  Please discuss your planned survey with me before the end of the Spring 2011 semester so that we can design them and be ready to administer them in the Fall.  If there is a reason that your survey needs to be done sooner, we can work that out also.

In the future, I'll be developing material for an Institutional Research website.  This will include a request form, and will allow you to look up key data for the college.  You'll also be able to browse through past findings and reports from the IR office.  For now, just email me if you have a request.  I will aim to fulfill requests as soon as I can, but please allow for approximately two weeks in case I am busy with accreditation work or other requests, or it is a complicated project.

I'm looking forward to working with all of you, to see what we can learn from all the data generated by the college.  Feel free to stop by my office in the OSC room 201/C, right next to Annie Rellin.

Thank you!



International Study Opportunities

Please assist us in announcing the following UHCC international scholarships and program opportunities to your students. Information and applications are posted online at http://uhcc.hawaii.edu/getting_started/outsideUS.php.
  • Honda Scholarship for International Study – $4,000 - $8,000 in financial assistance to study anywhere in the world
  • Hakuoh University International Study Tour – 10-day summer homestay in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
  • Aichi University Exchange Program – One semester or one year student exchange program in Aichi, Japan
  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship – One year of intensive Japanese language study followed by two years at a Senshu-gakko (specialized training college) in Japan
First deadline is March 1, 2011.

Posted by:
Karen Hayashida
Community Colleges & International Education Manager
Office of the Vice President for Community Colleges

UPDATE (1/24): For additional Study Abroad opportunities offered by the University of Hawaii Manoa, please check out their website at http://www.studyabroad.org/. They include offerings in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and the Americas. The first deadline is February 17, 2011.

Jan 5, 2011

2011 EUTF Health Benefits Open Enrollment


The Hawai'i Employer-Union Health Benefits Trust Fund (EUTF) has announced its open enrollment period for January 3, 2011 through January 24, 2011. This is an opportunity for employees to make changes to their health benefit plans, if desired. 
Plan changes during the open enrollment will be effective March 1, 2011.

The EUTF Open Enrollment Health Benefits memo, Q & A, and informational sessions, may be viewed at the EUTF website at:
The EUTF Trustees have approved new health plan premium rates, effective March 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.  The March 1, 2011 premium rates may be viewed at the EUTF website:
The 2010 Reference Guide will not be updated this year since the insurance carriers and benefits remain the same (only the premiums have changed).  You may view the EUTF Reference Guide Plan Year 2010 at the EUTF website:
Note: When viewing the 2010 Reference Guide, please disregard the monthly premiums
, the informational sessions/locations, and the EC-1 form revised Oct 2009)
Employees desiring to make changes to their health benefit plans must complete the EC-1 Enrollment Form and submit to the Personnel by January 24, 2011, for processing and routing to the EUTF. 
Employees shall complete the EC-1 form at:
Section 2 – leave blank; only applicable for enrollments or changes made in the middle of a plan year due to a qualifying event.

Section 3 – any boxes left blank mean you have not selected the options, thereby waiving coverage.

Section 4 – when making health plan changes, complete Section 4 if enrolling dependents.  If no dependents are listed, EUTF will assume you do not wish to cover any dependents.

Due to minimal changes to plan choices, the EUTF has not requested administrative time-off from the Governor for employees to attend the informational sessions.  State employees are required to take vacation leave to attend the open enrollment informational sessions. 

Should you have any questions, please call me at ext. 372. 

Thank you,


Tina L. Unciano
Administrative Services
Office of Human Resources
University of Hawai`i, Kaua`i Community College
3-1901 Kaumuali`i Highway
Lihu`e, Hawai`i  96766-9500
Phone:  808  245-8372
Fax:  808  245-8220