HawCC – Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Mission and Vision of Hawai‘i Community College?   

Mission: Hawai‘i Community College (HawCC) promotes student learning by embracing our unique Hawai‘i Island culture and inspiring growth in the spirit of “E ‘Imi Pono” (seeking excellence). Aligned with the UH Community Colleges system’s mission, we are committed to serving all segments of our Hawai‘i Island community.

Vision: To promote student learning, Hawai‘i Community College will emphasize the knowledge and experience necessary for students to pursue academic achievement. As lifelong learners, the students will become productive and engaged citizens capable of meeting the complex challenges of a global community.

Source:  HawCC home page http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/about/

What are HawCC’s new Institutional Learning Outcomes?

  1. Our graduates will be able to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  2. Our graduates will be able to gather, evaluate and analyze ideas and information  to use in overcoming challenges, solving problems and making decisions.
  3.  Our graduates will develop the knowledge, skills and values to make contributions to our community in a manner that respects diversity and Hawaiian culture.”

Source:  HawCC home page http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/about/

What is the purpose of Program Review in the UH Community Colleges?

“Program reviews are intended to provide a regular assessment of the effectiveness of degree programs, of significant non-credit programs, of areas of major curricular emphasis, and of major educational and administrative support functions. Program reviews are conducted by the faculty and staff in the program, based on agreed upon measures and program plans. Program reviews provide for assessment of student learning, program demand and efficiency, analysis of external factors impacting a program, and assessment of planned program improvements. Program review results shall be used for decisions relating to program improvement, program modification, and/or program termination.”

Source: Review of Established Programs, p. 1 (UHCCP 5.202) http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/cc/docs/policies/5.202.pdf

How often does a program or unit do a comprehensive Program/Unit Review?

Every 5 years.

Source: Integrated Planning for Institutional Effectiveness, p. [3] (HAW 4.201) http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw4-201.pdf

What do the initials, CERC, stand for?

College Effectiveness Review Committee

Source: Integrated Planning for Institutional Effectiveness, p. [3] (HAW 4.201) http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw4-201.pdf

What is CERC?

“The CERC is a college-wide shared governance committee appointed by the Chancellor. This committee’s function is to receive all Comprehensive Instructional Program and Unit Reviews and to provide a review of the documents using the appropriate Program or Unit designated evaluation tool. After each sitting CERC member has independently reviewed all P/U Reviews, the CERC will deliberate as a body and make recommendations to the Chancellor on campus planning and budget priorities.”

Source: CERC Operating Guidelines, 2011-2012, p. [1] http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/assessment/Program%20Reviews/2011ProgramReview/Comprehensive/CERC_Operating_Guidelines_092011FINAL.pdf

What is Integrated Planning for Institutional Effectiveness?

“This policy identifies the various components that HawCC uses to plan for, implement support for, evaluate and improve student success. Each planning component provides evidence for HawCC to continuously modify and sustain process improvement, which ensures institutional effectiveness. The integration of the planning components also provides a means for HawCC to determine the effectiveness of meeting its mission and providing higher education opportunities in response to community needs.”

Source: Integrated Planning for Institutional Effectiveness, p. [1] (HAW 4.201) http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw4-201.pdf

What is the Integrated Planning for Institutional Effectiveness Model?

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What master plans are included in the new Integrated Planning for Institutional Effectiveness policy?

Academic, Technology and Resources Plans

Source: Integrated Planning for Institutional Effectiveness, p. [2] (HAW 4.201) http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw4-201.pdf

What is the Academic Master Plan?

“The Academic Master Plan (AMP) provides a vision and direction for Hawai‘i Community College (HawCC) to meet anticipated educational needs in fulfillment of its mission.”

Source: Integrated Planning for Institutional Effectiveness, p. [2] (HAW 4.201) http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw4-201.pdf

What groups participate in HawCC’s campus governance?

ASUH-HawCC (student government), Academic Senate (faculty) and College Council (college-wide) 

Source: Campus Governance, p.1 ( HAW 3.303)

http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw3-303.pdf

What is HawCC’s General Education Philosophy

For the learner, general education at Hawai‘i Community College fosters self- awareness; broadens the understanding of an individual’s roles within communities and environments; supports cultural understanding; emphasizes the breadth and interconnectedness of knowledge; and creates a foundation for continued personal, intellectual and professional development.

Source: Academic Senate Resolution on General Education: Statement of Philosophy and Learning Outcomes, approved as amended, Oct. 29, 2010 http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/senate/ApprAsAmendedGEResolution_10-29-10.pdf  

What are HawCC’s General Education Learning Outcomes?

  1. Communication–Speak and write to communicate information and ideas in professional, academic and personal settings.
  2. Critical Reading–Read critically to synthesize information to gain understanding.
  3. Critical Thinking–Make informed decisions through analyzing and evaluating information.
  4. Information Competency–Retrieve, evaluate, and utilize information.
  5. Technological Literacy–Employ computer technology to perform academic and professional tasks
  6. Quantitative Reasoning–Apply mathematical concepts, methods, and problem-solving strategies to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate real-world problems in quantitative terms.
  7. Areas of Knowledge–Utilize methods, perspectives and content of selected disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.
  8. Self and Community–Engage in activities demonstrating understanding of one’s relationship with one’s communities and environments.
  9. Cultural Diversity–Articulate and demonstrate an awareness and sensitivity to cultural diversity.
  10. Ethics–Behave in an informed and principled manner.

Source: Academic Senate Resolution on General Education: Statement of Philosophy and Learning Outcomes, approved as amended, Oct. 29, 2010 http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/senate/ApprAsAmendedGEResolution_10-29-10.pdf

What are the Barbara Beno rubrics, which are used by ACCJC to evaluate institutions and their effectiveness?

Program Review, Planning, Student Learning Outcomes

Source: Barbara Beno, ACCJC President, Memo & Revised Rubrics for Evaluating Institutional Effectiveness, July 2011 http://www.accjc.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/CoverMemoAndRevisedRubric_10-28-2011.pdf

At HawCC, what is assessment?

“Assessment is the process of gathering information/data on student learning and services for the purposes of evaluating and improving the learning environment.”

Source: Assessment, p. [1], Definition (HAW 5.202) http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/ovcadmin/admin-manual/haw5-202.pdf

What does Kauhale mean at HawCC?

“Kauhale is an ‘ohana of administrators, faculty, staff, students, their families, and the Hawai‘i Island community that contributes measurably to the success of our college’s mission and outcomes.”

Source: HawCC home page http://www.hawcc.hawaii.edu/about/

What are the 6 over arching goals or strategic outcomes in HawCC’s Strategic Plan?

  • Native Hawaiian Educational Attainment,
  • Hawai‘i’s Educational Capital,
  • Globally Competitive Workforce,
  • Economic Contribution,      
  • Hawai‘i’s Educational Capital/Resources Stewardship, and
  • Resources & Stewardship

Source: Hawai‘i Community College Strategic Plan: 2008-2015, Table of Contents http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/docs/HawCCStrategicPlan_2008-2015_10-29-09.pdf

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