Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching
Teaching Medal Award Winner
After 16 years, Professor of Speech Keith Kashiwada continues to be one of the institution’s most popular teachers. He believes that learning should be focused and purposeful, where application is valued over theory. His students credit him for giving them the skills, techniques and tools that they can use in everyday life.
Outside the classroom, Kashiwada participates in numerous activities including advising workshops, orientation sessions as well as teaching Kapiolani’s first College Success courses.
A student commented, "He is dynamic, inspirational and makes us realize our full potential."
The Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching is awarded by the Board of Regents as tribute to faculty members who exhibit an extraordinary level of subject mastery and scholarship, teaching effectiveness and creativity and personal values that benefit students. The board also awards the Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Research.
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