College Council

The College Council is a college-wide organization with representatives from all major campus constituencies.  The College Council serves as the Chancellor’s forum to facilitate dialogue on college-wide issues; and advises the Chancellor on issues that affect the entire College and that are not exculsively governed by another body, such as the Academic Senate, ASUH-HawCC, etc.

Chair 2014-15: Grace Funai,, 934-2509

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The First College Council Mtg

Welcome to the 2014-15 Academic Year!  The first College Council meeting will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29th in Conf Room 6A (Hilo)/Conf Room B5 (WH).  Everyone is welcome to attend!

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2013-2014 College Council Chair

Congratulations to Instructor Manai Kalua elected as College Council Chair for 2013-2014.

Manai Kalua with Chancellor Yamane

Manai Kalua with Chancellor Yamane

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No Pet Policy

The Council has recommended that we adopt a No Pet Policy, which states no pets except service animals are allowed on campus.  This policy was unanimously recommended on May 3, 2013.

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Assessment Committee

The Council has approved the Assessment Committee as a permanent standing committee on May 3, 2013.  The purpose of the Assessment Committee is to advance student learning through activities, experiences and results discovered through the assessment process.

For more information on the Assessment Committee, please see page 16 of the Committee Handbook at .

If you would like to be involved in the Committee, please contact VCAA Joni Onishi at x2514 or

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Amendments to the College Council Charter

The Council finalized amendments to the Charter on April 12, 2013. 

  • The terms of membership for representatives has changed from one-year to two-years.  
  • The Chair will continue to receive three credits of reassign time with the exception for employees in bargaining units HGEA 03 and UPW due to their contracts. 
  • The Assessment Coordinator has been added as a new member to Council.

Read the complete Charter at

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College Hour

On March 8, the Council approved the 2013/2014 College Hour Meeting Schedule.

Click on the College Hour tab for the schedule.

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All-College Assessment Retreat

March 1st is the All-College Assessment Retreat here on campus.  Everyone is asked to participate in the Assessment process.  Check your e-mail for the day’s agenda and activities.

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Data, data, data

There was a lot of data given at the All College Breakfast.  Did you guess some of the correct answers or just one or two?  What is the Hawaii Graduation Initiative and Achieving the Dream all about?  Check out Vice President John Morton’s OVPCC Beta website to learn more: .  This is a very vibrant website packed with a ton of good information.

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Happy New Year!

It’s the first day of instruction for Spring 2013!  Happy 2013 to all faculty, staff and lecturers.

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Happy Holidays from College Council

May your Holiday be filled with joy and good cheer and the New Year bring you peace and happiness.

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