The College Council is a college-wide organization with representatives from all major campus constituencies. The College Council serves as the kauhale’s forum to facilitate dialogue on college-wide issues that are not exclusively governed by another body, such as the Academic Senate, ASUH-HawCC, etc.
Aloha kākou, over the past two years, I have come to recognize and appreciate the value of the College Council. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to collectively meet monthly throughout the school year to bring information to light and to openly discuss campus-wide issues. With this in mind, take a look at the 18-19 year-end report to get an idea of what we accomplished together this year.
And to carry on the tradition…we welcome Sam Giordanengo as the incoming College Council Chair and Jeff Fujii as Vice Chair.
A hui hou, Carrie
Thank you all for your service to Hawai’i Community College during the 2017-18 year. It was an incredible learning curve for me, and I appreciate all your patience and commitment. To see all we accomplished, please read our College Council Summary
Best of luck to the new Chair and Vice-chair, Carrie Mospens and Kristine Kotecki.
If you donʻt have time to go through the minutes of the meeting, find out what you need to know with our wrap up.
College Council Wrap Up for September 14
We begin a new semester with a few changes to the representatives of College Council for the 18-19 Academic Year. With appreciation for his service, Richard Cowan has stepped down as the representative for EDvance. The current representative for EDvance is Neva Supe-Roque who previously represented Academic Support and graciously agreed to continue her service with the Council. We also welcome Jeff Fujii, who now represents Academic Support.
In addition, last semester, the Council approved the request to change the status of the Assessment Coordinator from representative to Ex Officio.
As a function of College Council, a College Climate Survey is disseminated annually in the spring semester. Initial results are posted here, but the survey is also analyzed by the College Climate Survey task force to identify patterns and areas that need to be addressed by the College.
For the 2018 results, the task force noted that areas of concern fell into three distinct groups: physical campus concerns (facilities); spiritual campus concerns (morale); and logistical concerns (communication).
In turn, the Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services continues to address the physical campus concerns, the Administrative team has been working to address morale, and the task force is in the process of developing communication protocols to promote and facilitate effective communication at the College.
Climate Survey 2018 Results
Aloha HawaiiCC Faculty and Staff,
It has been a pleasure serving as your College Council Chair for the 2016-2017 year!!! It has been a great experience and am excited to see how the work we’ve done in the past year impacts the upcoming changes which will bring a stronger voice back to the council. Get involved and provide your input so that the council can evolve to become a more purposeful body for you to communicate your opinions about issues that impact our kauhale.
For those members who ended their representation, thank you for your time and commitment to the council. To the continuing and new members for the upcoming year, please welcome Deseree Salvador, your new College Council Chair for the 2017-2018 year. All College Council meetings are open, so if you curious about College Council or would like to become more involved, you are welcomed to attend.
To review our accomplishments this past year, please see my College Council End of Year Report: 16-17 year end report
Aloha HawaiiCC Faculty and Staff,
Thank you for allowing me to serve as your College Council Chair for the past 2 years. There have been many changes, some welcomed and others not so welcomed, in these past 2 years. I hope that you’ve found the College Council to be your source of up-to-date information on the important issues that impact our college, and the venue for your voice to be heard on these issues.
It has been a great privilege to serve you, and I hope that we’ll all continue to work together toward making our College Council the comprehensive and viable “voice” of the college that it can be. Please continue to support Mari Giel, our incoming College Council Chair for 2016-17 and consider applying for College Council Vice-Chair role if YOU want to take a leadership position that can help to guide our college.
To review our accomplishments this past year, please see my College Council End of Year Report: End of Year Report 2015-16
I hope everyone has a safe and rejuvenating summer and I look forward to seeing everyone back in the Fall!
At the December 2015 College Council meeting, we received and voted to endorse the new Hawaii CC Strategic Directions document for 2015-21. This will guide our initiatives and priorities over the next 5 years. Thank you to the many members of our Kauhale who took the time to review, edit, and provide feedback regarding this document. We appreciate the hard work and effort you put forth in preparing this important document!
Here’s the final document: HawCC Strategic Directions 2015-2021-FINAL 2015-12-08
Last week Chancellor Yamane, along with the developers for the proposed Komohana Campus, shared with the HawCC Faculty/Staff and local community members the proposed plans for a new campus to be located off of Komohana St. Although there are still a lot of unknowns about the proposed campus (how much will it cost, when will it be built, what timeframe are we looking at for full development, etc.), the process by which the plans were developed, along with a look at the final outcomes are now available for everyone to see. So exciting!
The developers will work through the end of the year to finalize all the details of the new campus before proposing this plan to the Board of Regents. Lets keep our fingers crossed that all moves smoothly along. The future of HawCC is looking bright and shiny at our new campus!
Community Meeting 4 Mar 2015-final
The UH System Strategic Plan is now posted online at: http://hawaii.edu/strategicdirections/
Our Admin team will be meeting over the summer to discuss HawCC’s goals and strategies in alignment with this new plan. Sessions in the Fall will be planned to dialogue about the HawCC 2015-2021 Strategic Plan with our kauhale.