Kauaʻi Community College Work Plan

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WORK PLAN
UH campus and system teams were asked to identify large scale/high impact strategies, develop tactics necessary to implement the strategies, and prioritize next steps. Teams are currently moving forward on implementing their plans.

ONGOING ACTIVITIES

DATE UPDATE
December 2013
  • The Waiʻaleʻale project targets students that may have not attended college otherwise. Results are showing very positive results.
  • Offering an accelerated five credit MATH 26 course (combines MATH 24 and 25) that has shown a 65% success rate of students who complete college level math with a C or higher.
  • Offering an accelerated program for English that allows students who place into ENG 22 to take ENG 22 and ENG 100 at the same time. Fall 2013 is the first semester that multiple sections are being offered of this hybrid course.
  • Offering an accelerated program for English that allows students who place into ENG 22 to take ENG 22 and ENG 100 at the same time. Fall 2013 is the first semester that multiple sections are being offered of this hybrid course.
  • Faculty Senate is considering a campuswide policy to allow for administratively withdrawing a student from courses due to non-attendance during the first week.
  • Piloted a project to allow incoming high school graduates with a C or better in Algebra II to take college level math regardless of their COMPASS scores. Project is showing positive results.
Jan. 2013 Hosted a well attended college conversation introducing the campus action plan to faculty and staff in January 2013. Attendees split into breakout groups and discussed the implementation of each strategy.
June 2013
  • Faculty Senate exploring a policy on withdrawing students that do not attend classes during the first week.
  • Two year course schedule created for Liberal Arts; looking to expand to other areas.
  • Exploring the use of high school GPA and grade for Algebra II class for automatic math placement (instead of using COMPASS).
  • Providing scholarships/stipends (achievement grants) to students who continue, sign-up for the FYE program and take at least 15 credits.
  • Reviewing possible changes to some prerequisites to become co-requisites to help students matriculate quicker.
  • Working on creation of a hybrid evening program.
Jan. 2013 Hosted a well attended college conversation introducing the campus action plan to faculty and staff in January 2013. Attendees split into breakout groups and discussed the implementation of each strategy.
Oct. 2012 Summit II, Oct. 2012 (.pdf)