Chancellor’s Message

Aloha,

The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) notified the college in a February 6 letter that we successfully addressed their recommendations with our follow-up report submitted October 2014.

The college has also successfully resolved deficiencies in college and UH system policies, procedures and practices that led to non-compliance for various standards.

Mahalo to everyone for helping us reach a successful outcome with our accreditation.

One area we need to continue to address is demonstrating a consistent implementation of and adherence to UH Policy as to ensuring that faculty evaluations include the component of effectiveness in producing learning outcomes. We will continue to work on this area as we develop the next midterm report, which is due October 15, 2015.

To view the letter from ACCJC, please visit the following link: http://hawaii.hawaii.edu/accreditation/docs/accjc_action_letter_2-6-2014.pdf

Long Range Development Plan

Over the past year, Hawai‘i Community College and PBR Hawai‘i & Associates, Inc. have been working with a Hawai‘i Community College Komohana Advisory Group to develop a Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) for our new Komohana campus that will be located at the corner of Komohana and Mohouli streets.

PBR Hawai‘i & Associates and I will present the site plan for this new campus on Thursday, March 5. Local dignitaries such as the mayor, county council, Hawai‘i Island legislative delegation, and others have been invited to the presentations. Faculty and staff are also encouraged to attend.

The presentations will be in Hale Aloha (Building 3383), Room 202. There are two sessions, one from 10 – 11:30 a.m. and another from 1:30 – to 3 p.m.

Hale Aloha

Staff and administrators have successfully moved from buildings 397 and 378 to Hale Aloha to allow for the renovation of the air conditioning systems in those buildings.

The offices of the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellors, Admissions & Records, the Business Office, Human Resources, and the Information Center are now in their temporary locations at Hale Aloha.

This was a major undertaking given the time constraints. Mahalo to the Planning, Operations, and Maintenance Department – as well as the staff who made the move – for your hard work and patience.

Mahalo,

Chancellor Noreen Yamane

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