Mahalo from Annie Maeda

The Faculty/Staff Development Committee has had another very busy academic year! It started out with the New Hire Orientation and included workshops on Contract Renewal and Tenure & Promotion, Civil Rights Compliance, Laulima training and various ITSO presentations, Fun with Mushrooms, ePortfolio, Universal Course Design, etc.

There is no way these events could have been pulled off so successfully without the hardworking, energetic committee members. I would like to thank Kalei Haleamau-Kam, Joeanne Losalio-Watson, Lucy Jones, and Christina Hoffmann, who ensured that West Hawai‘i participated in all events. Joel Tanabe, Leanne Urasaki, Sherri Fujita, Monica Burnett, Aunty Sandi Claveria, Meidor Hu, Jack Minassian, Manaiakalani Kalua, and James Kiley provided refreshments and support on the Hilo side.

Finally, a huge mahalo to VCAA Joni Onishi who found funds, so that many of the workshops were possible.

These committee members worked very hard behind the scenes to provide you with workshops and activities this past year. Please join me in thanking each and every one of them!  And stay tuned for another exciting year!

Annie Maeda, Faculty/Staff Development Committee Coordinator

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