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College: Kauai Community College
Program: Liberal Arts

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The last comprehensive review for this program was on 2010, and can be viewed at:
http://info.kauai.hawaii.edu/admin/documents/2011CumRevLBRTS.docx

Program Description

Program Mission:

The Liberal Arts program provides quality instruction in a variety of disciplines to meet the needs of a diverse student body and community. In addition to providing foundation courses for the career and technical programs, the Liberal Arts program provides general knowledge and intellectual training that prepare students for further education, for better understanding the world, and for successfully addressing the challenges of life.

Part I. Quantitative Indicators

Overall Program Health: Healthy

Majors Included: LBRT,MOP

Demand Indicators Program Year Demand Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
1 Number of Majors 666 722 728 Cautionary
2 *Percent Change Majors from Prior Year 32% 8% 1%
3 SSH Program Majors in Program Classes 8,532 9,806 9,139
4 SSH Non-Majors in Program Classes 2,410 2,482 2,218
5 SSH in All Program Classes 10,942 12,288 11,357
6 FTE Enrollment in Program Classes 365 410 379
7 Total Number of Classes Taught 228 243 223

Efficiency Indicators Program Year Efficiency Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
8 Average Class Size 17.5 18.2 17.8 Healthy
9 *Fill Rate 78% 80% 77%
10 FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 21 18.1 20.7
11 *Majors to FTE BOR Appointed Faculty 31.7 39.9 35.1
12 Majors to Analytic FTE Faculty 29.5 29.3 31.6
12a Analytic FTE Faculty 22.6 24.6 23.0
13 Overall Program Budget Allocation $1,078,364 $2,032,335 $1,875,768
13a General Funded Budget Allocation $1,078,364 $2,030,850 $1,832,293
13b Special/Federal Budget Allocation $0 $0 $6,800
13c Tuition and Fees $0 $0 $36,675
14 Cost per SSH $99 $165 $165
15 Number of Low-Enrolled (<10) Classes 32 36 34

Effectiveness Indicators Program Year Effectiveness Health Call
09-10 10-11 11-12
16 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher) 74% 75% 75% Healthy
17 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 232 205 173
18 *Persistence (Fall to Spring) 72% 70% 72%
19 Unduplicated Degrees/Certificates Awarded Prior Fiscal Year 60 62 68
19a Associate Degrees Awarded 59 60 68
19b Academic Subject Certificates Awarded 0 0 0
19c Goal 35 36 37
19d *Difference Between Unduplicated Awarded and Goal 69% 67% 84%
20 Transfers to UH 4-yr 34 26 42
20a Transfers with degree from program 9 9 20
20b Transfers without degree from program 25 17 22
20c Increase by 3% Annual Transfers to UH 4-yr Goal 14 14 14
20d *Difference Between Transfers and Goal 100% 86% 100%

Distance Education:
Completely On-line Classes
Program Year  
09-10 10-11 11-12
21 Number of Distance Education Classes Taught 8 5 2

 

22 Enrollment Distance Education Classes 137 95 44
23 Fill Rate 82% 88% 98%
24 Successful Completion (Equivalent C or Higher) 53% 68% 59%
25 Withdrawals (Grade = W) 14 9 4
26 Persistence (Fall to Spring Not Limited to Distance Education) 61% 57% 68%
Last Updated: August 6, 2012
Glossary | Health Call Scoring Rubric

Part II. Analysis of the Program

Over all the program is healthy. We have healthy efficiency indicators, and effectiveness indicators. We were cautionary under"demand indicators.

 

Demand Indicators:

In last year's APRU, our stated goal was to grow by 3% annually. Instead, we grew by 1%. This can be partly attributed to the fact that counseling is doing a better job of assigning students to specific majors earlier than it did in the past. In the past, all incoming students were placed in liberal arts until they had met their general education requirements. We also suspect that because of the poor economy many students are opting for vocational programs that will lead to direct employment instead of declaring themselves liberal arts majors. We will continue to evaluate this demand indicators to try to determine, more accurately, what is leading to this decline.  

The liberal arts is increasing the number of courses and program options for students, such as the recent A.A. in Hawaiian Studies, and plans to add an A.S. in natural sciences and digital media. We believe these additions will attract more students to major in the liberal arts.

Efficiency Indicators:

We were again healthy under these indicators. There are no significant changes in any area, though we still don't know the budget allocation for 2011 2012.

Effectiveness Indicators:

We also again healthy under these indicators, and we are please with a number of significant improvements. In the areas of withdrawals, were pleased to see that the number of withdrawal grades has decreased significantly for the past three years., going from 232 in 2009-2010, to 205 in 2010-2011, and 173 in 2011-2012. The number of students transferring to UH campuses with a degree has signficantly increased from 9 in 2009-10 and 2010-11, to 20 students in 2011-12.

Part III. Action Plan

Goal Alignment

UH System Goals, Kaua‘i Community College Goals, and Strategic Goals

Program Goals

UH Goal 1:  Educational Effectiveness and Student Success

KCC Goal 1: Access &

KCC Goal 2: Learning and Teaching

Strategic Goals: Student Recruitment, Retention and Success of All Students and Particularly

o    Remedial/Developmental Students

o    Non-traditional Students in Career and Technical Programs

o    Increased Completion of Degrees, Certificates, and Licensure

o    Increased Transfer Rate

o    Increase opportunities for potential students to experience KCC

 

Relevant Curriculum Development

o    Sustainability/Green Jobs

o    Health

o    STEM

o    DOE-KCC English Alignment

o    Distance Education

o    Create/Strengthen k-12 - four-year degree pathways

 

Completion of               

o    Course Student Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

o    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

o    Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

o    Course Action Forms (CAFs)

 

Assessment Activities and Analysis

 

1.       Develop two-year schedule of offerings to provide students a pathway to complete degree requirements in a timely manner.

2.       Expand summer offerings to provide preparation courses for student to complete prerequisites to programs.

3.       Expand summer offerings to provide preparation for 4-year institutions in STEM core classes.

4.       Create a permanent space for Band, Orchestra, Drama, and dance courses and performances, as well a small venue for public speakers. This will increase opportunities for art students and draw people to the college.

5.      We want to xxpand the Digital Media Program by increasing workstations by six and begin offering more film courses.

6.      We want to add a Smart boards to LRC 124A.

7.       Math faculty have developed and now implementing new courses and pathways to shorten the remedial and develpmental progress in mathematics.

8. The Sceince and Mathematics Division as part of the enhancement of STEM courses and the diversification of the curriculum is develping a Marine Science program that will articulate to four-year campuses.

9. We want to expand the Hawaiian Studies program.

 

UH Goal 2:  A Learning, Research and Service Network

KCC Goal 3: Workforce Development & KCC Goal 5: Community Development

Strategic Goals: Increased Job Placement and/or Performance through

o    Revised or New Curriculum

o    Better Coordination with Business and Industry

 

 

1.       Revision and realignment of remedial and developmental math curriculum.

2.       Address CTE needs by increasing success rate for Trade students.

3.       Hire a coordinator for Math/Science  Center to assist in student success and retention in math and science courses.

4.       Math/Science Tutorial Center. This learning center will focus on Math and Science learning and assistance. The center will be staffed by a coordinator, faculty and student tutors to assist students with course work and research. The center was developed to provide students with course material assistance in math and science courses.

5.       Revised AA Degree program to align with University of Hawai‘i MAi¿½noa.

6.       Develop Associate in Science degree in Natural Sciences.

7.       Develop and articulate a Marine Science and Agricultural program.

8.       Develop two Associate in Science degrees in Digital Media.

9.       Develop and articulate Social Science programs in Criminal Justice and Gender Equity.

10.   Kaua‘i CC – DOE Initiative. Faculty of Science and Mathematics work with DOE teachers to provide direct hands-on experiential learning and preparation of DOE students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through the STEM initiative.

11.   Cognition – Interactive Learning Center where KCC and DOE students can interact with demonstration projects in STEM and sustainability.

UH Goal 3:  A Model Local, Regional and Global University

KCC Goal 6 Diversity

Strategic Goals:

o    Fostering Global Understanding and Intercultural Competence

o    Increased Enrollment and Success of International Students

1.       The Science and Mathematics Division work with the seed industry on Kaua‘i to develop a career ladder program for employees. After a community forum on Agriculture, the SAMD completed a certificate in Plant Bioscience Technology and hired a faculty member to develop a program and coursework in credit Agriculture that will articulate to our 4-year institution.

 

2.       The Language Arts and Humanities Division expanding the Digital Media program and course offerings, as well as increasing art courses generally. Art courses, particularly art appreciation courses, we believe, foster global understanding.

 

3.       The campus goals of fostering global understanding and intercultural competence and increase enrollment and success of international students are addressed through the campus International Committee. Representatives from the divisions and college work to increase the number of credit and noncredit international students studying on Kaua‘i. This will lead to LAH offering more ELI (English Language Institute) courses. The International Committee also investigates credit and noncredit course offering for international students and recruits students through our international partnerships. The committee also works to provide opportunities for Kaua‘i Community College students to study abroad, such as the Honda International Study program, Freeman Scholarship program and the Wofford Global Service Fellowship.

 

4.       The Liberal Arts faculty has developed courses that have internationalized their curriculum. The HAP (Hawaiian, Asia, Pacific) Focus Designation is a requirement for graduation and a requirement at the University of Hawai‘i at MAi¿½noa. The ethnobotany course that meets this requirement has a significant part of its curriculum utilizing examples from Hawaiian culture, Asian culture (Okinawan) and Pacific cultures (Tahitian, Samoan, and Maori). The focal theme of the course is island people focused on sustainability. Students are encouraged to make cultural connection and examine the many similarity and differences between their own culture and the cultural studies in this course.

 

5.       The Liberal Arts faculty has been involved in short (1-2 week) international study tours. These tours (2-3) annually bring international students from partner institutions to our campus to study English, the natural environment, and culture. These interactions between our students and visiting international students provide an opportunity for students and faculty to learn from each other about their respective cultures. Liberal Arts faculty hosted an international conference this past fall with the five maritime colleges in Japan at Kaua‘i Community College. Representatives from Toyama, Oshima, Huge, Mie, and Hiroshima met with faculty from Kaua‘i Community College to exchange ideas and possible topics for future Japanese student engagement on Kaua‘i and study opportunities for Kaua‘i Community College students in Japan. 

6.       Two Liberal Arts students participated in the Wofford Global Service Fellowship to China and Costa Rica supported by the V. Itoga Fund.

7. Faculty and students from Liberal Arts will attend second networking conference between maritime colleges of Japan and Kauai Community College to discuss curriculum development for international study.

 

UH Goal 4:  Investment in Faculty, Staff, Students and Their Environment

KCC Goal 4: Personal Development

Strategic Goals:

o    Professional Development Directed to Any of the Above Goals

o    Enriching Student Experience, Particularly Directed to Any of the Above Goals

o    Increasing the Efficiency, Effectiveness and Sustainability of the KCC Environment

1.       To enhance the visual ecstatic environment around the campus, botany classes have developed a Native Plant Propagation program to produce native plants for Kaua‘i Community College campus and island schools. Botany students work on service projects at elementary, middle, and high schools around the island. The botany students develop native planting enclosures on school campuses to teach the students at these schools about their natural environment. Botany classes also have landscaped around Natural Science, Nursing, and the One Stop Center and Business buildings utilizing native plants and have labeled the plants for classroom use and general information.

 

2.       The Hawaiian Studies program has developed extensive taro loi (wet land) cultivation fields for taro and other ethnobotanical plants. This expansion is continuing. The loi provides students with hands-on experience in traditional cultivation of taro. The loi is also home to rice cultivation started this year. The setting has been used in several photographs representing the College. The cultivation of taro (kalo) provides practical training in cultivation of taro and a place where culture can intersect with education.

 

3.       Liberal Arts faculty actively participate in professional development activities, such as attending conferences and workshops. Most of these activities are directly linked to the primary duty of teaching. These professional development activities enhance our students’ school experience by ensuring our faculty members are familiar with new paradigms in student retention and assessment, as well as national and international relevant concepts to the teaching in their fields.

UH Goal 5:  Resources and Stewardship

KCC Goal 5 Community Development

Strategic Goals:

o    Reduce Deferred Maintenance

o    Address Health and Safety Issues

o    Promote Sustainability

1.       The Natural Science building is thirty years old and has undergone two major renovations the past years. The Chemistry Laboratory was redone and a separate air-conditioning unit and new hoods were installed. The new hoods meet the current safety requirements for laboratory use. The air-conditioning and duct work were replaced for the entire building and a separate condenser unit was installed outside the building. Bio-safety hoods were installed in the Microbiological Laboratory and an exhaust venting system was installed in the preparation laboratory. These repairs have enhanced the health and safety of faculty and students in this building. We are currently upgrading the equipment in the laboratories.

 

2.       Cognition, botany students, Culinary Arts students, and the Solid Waste Department of the county developed a project to create compost for the botany garden, utilizing shredded paper from campus offices and organic green waste from culinary. The project is a class experiment to evaluate the perimeter that can accelerate compost production. Students will establish an experiment to determine the effectiveness of techniques and additives to compost making. Cognition is also working on vehicle prototypes as teaching models to look at conversion from gas operation to electric and biofuel uses. Cognition is also collecting used cooking oil and will be processing it to make biofuel.

3.       Chemistry has gone to micro scale experiments that reduce the amount of chemicals used and reduces our chemical waste stream. Through grant money, general thermometers in the laboratories have been replaced with digital and nontoxic alternatives to mercury.

4. The Hawaiian Studies buildings are both in need of refurbishing. In particular, the lanai and walkways need to be prepared, as they create a potential danger if they should fail. One of the buildings also needs a new roof and both buildings need exterior painting.

Note on Action Plan:

The Liberal Arts Program does not have unique goals separate from the college’s overall mission. Rather, our purpose is to help the college achieve its Strategic Priority Goals. We do this by preparing students for the various certificate and degree programs they hope to enter.  

ACTION PLAN 1:  Placement and Scheduling

 Program  Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

1.3 Placement and scheduling:

Enhance utilization of placement testing and course scheduling processes.

1. Work with Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (VCAA) to review, modify the two year grid

 

 

 

 

b. Publish a two-year schedule

Data

VCAA, LAH and SAM Division Chairs

Ongoing

Students now able to plan their educational goals in a timely manner.

 All

Ongoing

 

VCAA and Ass’t VCAA

 

 Increase night enrollment by 5% by S 2013

All

Ongoing

 

 

ACTION PLAN 2: Expanded Summer Program of Offerings

PROGRAM GOAL

ACTION ITEM

RESOURCES NEEDED

PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

STATUS

1.3 Placement & Scheduling: coordinate course scheduling to enable students to complete the Program.

1. Expand Summer course offerings to address AA area requirements

2 cr. Faculty release/reassigned time

Faculty person

Summer 2013

 

 

 

 

Expanded Summer program of offerings

 

 

 

 

All

New date

2 cr. Faculty release/reassigned time

Faculty person

Ongoing

4-yr plan for Summer offerings, to include 6 new courses, each with 15+ students enrolled

All

Ongoing

 

 

2 cr. Faculty release/reassigned time

Faculty person and Liberal Arts counselor

Ongoing

2-yr plan for Summer offerings, overall shorter program completion rate for students

All

Ongoing

 

 

The summer session is an opportunity to serve both Kaua‘iCC students wishing to “fast track” their degree completion and students from other campuses who wish to continue their course work on Kaua‘i during the summer. As the courses offered during the summer must pay for themselves, a successful program of offerings will not cost the college any additional funds, while providing the community more access to the program. In addition, we shall identify courses that currently create a bottleneck for incoming students and devise a “bridge” program of summer offerings to meet those needs. As a result, students will be able to fulfill prerequisites, and thus their AA degree, in a more timely manner. A Student Services counseling component is essential to this project: funds will be needed to compensate that counselor. Other summer bridge programs have been written up under various grant programs—we shall partner with those programs to discuss past successes & failures to guide future plans. Other areas of future development may include increasing Study Abroad opportunities during the summer, for which we will partner with the Office of Continuing Education and Training (OCET).

 ACTION PLAN 3:  College Success Program

Program Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

 

2.3  Provide support for the College Success pilot program cohort.

1. Hire a person to staff a math / science resource center and to recruit, hire, and manage student tutors and assist in Math/Science laboratories

 

Data on lab usage

 Math lab staff

S 2013

Increase the pass rate of C or better of MATH 22 by 10% by

F 2013

#2, #3, #5

In progress

 

 

 

    

 

Data on completion of MATH 22 cohort

 

S 2013

 

In progress

 

 

 

 
 

Math and Science Faculty and MATH/SCIENCE Lab Coordinator

F 2013

Increased success in math and science courses.

In progress,

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

College success staff

math faculty

Ongoing

Increase enrollment in the higher math courses by 5% by F 2013

 

 

In progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

2. Address CTE Needs

 

Physics and Math faculty & CTE faculty

Ongoing

Increase success rates of AMT & ABRP students by 5% by S 2013.

#2, #3, #5, #8

Ongoing

 

 

 

3. Develop and Realign Remedial and Developmental Math Curriculum

 

6 cr. Release time/ semester

Math faculty and SAM chair

F 2013

Improved persistence and success rates in remedial and developmental Math courses.

#2, #3, #5

Ongoing

 
                   

 

 

 

2.3.1. The SAM division would like to request an ATP to staff Science and Math Resource Center. We would like to offer students regular access to the center and to have a qualified person to assist student learning. This person will also assist in laboratory preparation.

2.3.3 The math faculty would like time to develop and realign the Remedial and Developmental curriculum to improve students’ preparation in Mathematics.

ACTION PLAN 4:  STEM Initiative

 Program Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

 

2.1 Improve communication and articulation processes with… secondary institutions

 

1. Develop STEM Academy-- collaborative partnership between DOE Math & Science teachers and KCC STEM & CTE Faculty

 

 

 

 

Release time for DOE teachers (State funding)

Release time for KCC STEM faculty: 3cr / semester

 

DOE Math & Science faculty

 

 

 

KCC STEM faculty

DOE & KCC administration

 Ongoing

Produce DOE students prepared to enter and succeed in STEM programs at KCC.

#2, #3, #5

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Develop curriculum emphasizing integrated applied skills and STEM concepts

Release time for DOE teachers (State funding)

Release time for KCC STEM faculty

 Math and Science groups (1 a&b)

 

 

Same as above

#2, #3, #5

Ongoing

 

  

3. Provide professional development opportunities for faculty

Release time for KCC STEM faculty

  DOE & KCC administration and KCC STEM faculty

 

 

 

Ongoing

Same as above

#2, #3, #5

Ongoing

Funding for travel and conference fees

 
                             
 

 

 The STEM Initiative is a Hawaii Legislative Initiative (ACT 111) program aimed at improving student preparedness for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs and jobs by forming a partnership between DOE and KCC faculty & administration. Due to Legislative fund restrictions, Kaua’iCC and the DOE Kaua’i Complex have sought and obtained a new MSP-Cohort 8 grant for the next three years to improve STEM Education of DOE faculty.

ACTION PLAN 5:  Faculty and Staff

Program Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

2.6.1 Provide quality instruction

1. Hire FTE faculty to refill Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) position

 

 

1 FTE position

SAM Division Chair

SAM Division Chair and Director of University Center 

F 2013

 

Fill vacant positions to fulfill faculty needs for courses

#2, #3, #5

Ongoing 

 

 

 

 
 

.

 

 

2. Hire a FTE Biological Science position with a Marine Science emphasis

1 FTE position

SAM Division Chair

S 2012

Meet needs for current Liberal Arts majors as well as projected Sustainability initiatives.

#2 #3, #5

Done

 

.

 

 

 

3. Hire a FTE Art and Ceramics Instructor

 

LAH Division Chair

F 2013

Meet the Humanities area needs of Liberal Arts students. This is a replacement position for Wayne Miyata.

#1, #6, #7

In Progress 

 

1 FTE position

 
 

 

4. Hire a FTE Art and Digital Media instructor to replace Paul Hemmerla

1 FTE position

LAH Division chair & Art faculty

Spring 2012

This is a replacement position.

#1, #6, #7

Done

 

5. Hire a FTE Mathematics faculty

1 FTE position

SAM Division Chair

Fall 2013

Increased number of students completing  Math courses

#2, #3, #5

Ongoing

 

6. Hire a FTE Physical Science / Chemistry faculty for Manoa STEM initiative

1 FTE position (possible external funding source)

SAM Division Chair

Fall 2013

Increased number of students completing  Math courses

#2, #3, #5

Ongoing

 
 

 

7. Hire lecturers to meet increased offerings in L.A. program

Funding lecturer duty.

SAM and LAH Division Chairs

S 2013

Increase course offerings to meet student demand.

All

 Ongoing

 

8. Hire a lab assistant

 

12-15 student worker hrs /wk

Art faculty and LAH chair

 Increased enrollment and success rates in Digital Media program

 #1, #6, #7

 Ongoing

  9. Hire faculty to teach agronomy C3T SAM Division S 2013 Increase enrollment #2, #3, #5 New
  10. Hire faculty to teach sustainable agriculture C3T SAM Division S 2013 Increase enrollment #2, #3, #5 New
  11. Hire biological science lab assistant - APT C3T SAM Division S 2013 Increase enrollment #2, #3, #5 New
  12. Hire a FTE English Instructor One FTE position LAH Division F 2013 Meet needs for current Liberal Arts majors. #1, #6, #7, #8 New
  13. Hire FTE Educational Specialist One FT Educational Specialist position Dennis Chun F 2013 Meet expanded needs of Hawaiian Studies, including maintaining and staffing the Pila Kukuchi Center. #1, #4, #6, #7 New
 

2.6.1.1-7  Due to new programs, increased enrollment, a reassessment of needs, and new directions in the program, Liberal Arts is requesting three new FTE positions and permission to refill three existing positions.

2.6.1. 2 A new associate degree in Natural Science is being proposed and a new program in Marine Science. These will require additional faculty.

2.6.1.3 A new full-time Art/Ceramics Instructor is needed due to the retirement of Wayne Miyata.

2.6.1.4 A new full-time Digital Media faculty member is needed to fill an existing faculty vacancy. This position is vitally important as we currently have no full-time faculty in this program.

2.6.1.6 The University of Hawai’i at Månoa has initiated a program to increase student preparedness for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) related fields. These positions will increase student preparedness in Chemistry.

2.6.1.7 Due to increased demand for courses, more lecturers will need to be hired to teach additional courses.

2.6.1.8 This worker job would be to keep the digital media lab (Art Room 103) open for approximately 12-15 hours per week, enabling students to work on their projects outside of scheduled class time. They would also give basic assistance to beginning students, install updates and software, and could work on school and community projects in down-time.

2.6.1.9-11 Faculty and staff position to develop creidt and non-credit programs and courses in Agriculture and Biosciences.

2.6. 1.12 LAH rently lose the two-year full-time position in English held by Gilbert Adair, to replace Pat McGrath while she was Assessment Coordinator. Pat is now back teaching half-time, but with Gilbert moved to part time, and increased enrollment, we need another full time position.

2.6.1.13 Hawaiian Studies was approved for an office support position during the 2007-8 budget, but this never went forward due to the hiring freeze in 2009. New they Hawaiian Studies asks to redefine the position to an Educational Specialist to serve the Hawaiian Studies and Pila Kukuchi Center, but also to help the overall liberal arts program, particularly in relation to Hawaiian Studies initatives.

 ACTION PLAN 6:  Curriculum: Writing Intensive

Program Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

2.2.1 Review program curriculum to determine relevancy to institutional goals & SLOs and student transfer needs.

Incorporate a WI requirement into the AA degree

3 cr. Release time

WI Coordinator

Ongoing

List of faculty & courses, with CAFs, for WI courses

All

Ongoing

 

 

   

one WI course offering for each AA area requirement offered at least each two years

All

Done

 

WI Coordinator

Ongoing

Yearly reports to the KCC Curriculum Committee and the UH system-wide WI board

All

Ongoing

 

 

2.2.1.1The WI coordinator’s ongoing duty is to recruit, support, and report on WI offerings. With the review of the AA degree, and in view of system requirements for WI courses, we expect an increase in the quantity and diversity of WI offerings on this campus so that we can better provide our students with pertinent transfer options.

ACTION PLAN 7:  Curriculum: AA degree review

Program Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

2.2.1 Review program curriculum to determine relevancy to institutional goals & SLOs and student transfer needs.

1.Review/revise AA program requirements

Liberal Arts SLOs

all LAH/SAM faculty

S 2013

Increased number of students transferring to 4-year institutions and earning A.A. degrees.

All

Done.  The review of program is ongoing.

 

 

 

 

 

2. Develop two A.S. degrees in Digital Media

 

 

 

LAH Chair

 

Fall 2013

 

 

 

This will increase enrollment and transfer to 4-year institutions.

 

 

 

#1, #6, #7

 

New

 

 

 

3. Develop a Criminal Justice Program

 3 cr. assigned time

Joyce Nakahara, lead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S 2013

 

 

 

 

 

  

 A list of skills necessary for Criminal Justice personnel course and program o outlines from other campuses

An outline of a 9 – 60 credit program and proposed timeline for offerings

Approved CAFs for the program courses

State funding for course offerings

 

 

 

 #2, #4, #6

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

4. Develop Associate of Science degree in Natural Science (ASNS)

3 cr. Assigned time

SAM Division Chair

Fall 2013

Increased STEM program offerings and increased number of students transferring to 4-year institutions

#2, #3, #5, #8

Ongoing

 

5. Develop Marine Science Program

 

Marine Science faculty

Spring 2013

Increased STEM offerings and enrollment

#2, #3, #5, #8

Ongoing

 

6. Develop A.A. degree in Hawaiian Studies

 

Hawaiian Studies Coordinator

Spring 2013

Increase number of Hawaiian students and increase transferability to 4-year institutions

All

Done. Program is now in place.

 

7. Develop a Gender Studies Certificate program

3 cr. Assigned time

 

Joyce Nakahara

S 2013

 

 

 

F 2013

 

 

 A list of skills necessary for Social Services personnel

 Course and program outlines from other campuses

 An outline of a 9 – 60 credit program and proposed timeline for offerings

 Approved CAFs for the program courses

 #2, #4, #6

Ongoing

 

#8 Develop agricultural program

 

Agriculture faculty

S 2013

Increased STEM offering and enrollment

#2,#3, #5, #8

Ongoing

 

#9. Develop a Student Newspaper

d. purchase equipment & software

 

 ENG and JOURN faculty

 

 

 S 2012

 

 

 #1, #2, #6, #7

 

Ongoing

 

 

Done

e. offer courses and produce newspaper

 ENG and JOURN faculty

S 2012 

 

 #1, #2, #6, #7

                 
 

2.1.2.2 In order to increase opportunities for students to earn degrees, and to expand the Digital Media program, we propose two new A.S. degrees.

2.1.2.4 Science and Math Division propose new Associate in Science degree in Natural Science to provide students on Kauai a degree pathway in STEM-related fields.

2.1.2.5 Provide new program in Marine Science to increase program options for students on Kauai to earn degree in STEM-related field.

 2.1.2.6 Language, Arts, and Humanities is proposing a new Associate of Arts in Hawaiian Studies to provide students a degree pathway in Hawaiian-focused Education.

2.1.2.8 Provide credit program and degree pathway in agriculture to meet island needs.

 2.1.2.9 The College Council has approved the re-establishment of the Journalism courses and a school newspaper.

ACTION PLAN 8:  Curriculum: Foundations/Focus Articulation

Program Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

 

1. Establish Foundation Board and review KCC Foundation courses.

 

 Foundation Board

 Established Spring 2008,  ongoing

 

 

 

 The Foundations Board continues to evaluate courses to determine if they are meeting UH foundation requirements 

 

 

 

All

Board has been established. Its role of evaluating courses is ongoing. 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Establish HAP Focus Board and review KCC HAP courses

 

 HAP Board

Established Spring 2009,

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAP-appropriate courses reported to Faculty Senate and articulated w/ UHM and UH CCs

All

Board has been established. Its role of evaluating courses is ongoing.

 

3. Establish Diversification Board and review KCC Diversification courses.

 

 Diversification Board

Fall 2009 and ongoing

Board must maintain a list of courses that meet system-wide Diversification hallmarks

All

Board has been established. Its role of evaluating courses is ongoing.

 

 

2.3.1&2 The Liberal Arts Foundation Board continues to evaluate courses that are appropriate for articulation with the Foundation designation of the UH system. The Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific (HAP) Board is doing the same.

2.3.3KCC has continued its articulation efforts by establishing a Diversification Board to review KCC courses appropriate for the Diversification designation of the UH system. This Board is developing procedures to evaluate if new courses meet UH Hallmarks.

 ACTION PLAN 9:  Academic Support & Equipment

Program Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

2.7 Maintain facilities, equipment, and technological infrastructure to support institutional and student needs

1. $60,000, equipment and supplies, marine science lab

Marine science funding

 

A. Jorgenson

Sp 2013

Increase student enrollment

#2, #3, #5, #6

New

2.7

2. Increase LAH budget from $9,000 to 12,000 a year.

$3,000 increase a year.

LAH Division Chair

Fall 2012

Increased enrollment and additional course offerings and equipment.

All

Done

Strategic Goal
1. Educational Effectiveness and Student Success, Student Retention and Success of all students especially developmental and remedial students

3. Install 2 interactive whiteboards in the LRC classrooms that do not have them: LRC 129, and 130.  

Some suggested manufacturers and boards: Hitachi StarBoard FX-TRIO-88W, Samsung 650OTS, SmartBoard 885ix, etc.

$10,000 to 15,000

James Lee and Jeff Mexia

Fall 2012

1. Improve the instruction and the student learning environment to meet the needs of remedial and developmental students.

 

Done

Strategic Goal

1. Educational Effectiveness and Student Success, Student Program Goal.

1. Provide a uniform technology-enabled learning environment in LRC classrooms
 

4. Install 2 new document readers or digital presenters in LRC 129 and 130.

*Some suggested readers/presenters: Hitachi StarBoard DCHD-5M;  Samsung: SDP-860, SDP-960, or UF-130ST;  Smart Document

Camera; etc.

$4,000

James Lee and Jeff Mexia

Fall 2012

Student success rates should improve, particularly for developmental and remedial-level students.

#1, #2, #5, #6, #7

Done

 

5. Purchase and install 4’ X 8’ whiteboards in LRC 124A and LRC 124B

$1,400

LAH Division Chair

F 2012

Improved instruction and more classroom use of LRC 124A and B.

All

Done

 

6. Weather station for Physical Science

 $2,000

Steve Taylor

S 2013

Operational weather station and curriculum incorporating its use

#2, #3, #5

New date

 

7. $3,500 equipment and supplies

General

S. Taylor

S 2013

Increase student enrollment

#2, #3, #5

New

 

8. Increase laboratory equipment for laboratory courses for Plant Biothechnology, agriculture, and STEM initiatives

$10,000

Sharad Marahata

F 2012

Laboratories will be better equipped for students in these fields

#2, #3, #5, #8

Done

 

9. Purchase 10 computers Math / Science Resource Center

$20,000

Brian Yamamoto

F 2012

Increased student access to technology

#2, #3, #5, #8

Done

 

10. Mathematics improvement

A. Assign Time (9) Math alignment

B. AT (3) Hybrid Math 26

C. AT (3) Shorten Precal seq.

D. AT (3) Math Boot Camp

E. $6,000 National Conference Travel

F. $2,000 Local Math/Science Retreat

General

Math and Science

S/F 2013

Increase enrollment and retention

#2, #3, #5

New

 

11. Two Video cameras for Digital Media program

 $1,500

Digital Media and Video Lecturers

F 2012

Increased enrollment in Digital Media program and increased transfers to 4-year institutions

 #1, #6, #7, #8

 Revised

 

12. Purchase seven Apple computers and software for the Digital Media classroom, Room Art2, Room 103.

 Approx. $15,000

 LAH Division Chair and Digital Media faculty

 F 2013

 Digital Media classes will increase enrollment cap to 20.

 #1, #6, #7, #8

Revised

 

13. Purchase computer and Overhead for Art 2, Room 105

Approx. $1,500 for Overhead.

 ITAC has told us that it can find a computer for this room but that we will need to buy the overhead projector.

 LAH Division Chair

 Fall 2013

 Students learning should improve.

 

 

 

#6, #7

 Ongoing

 

14. Purchase marimba for band and orchestra ensembles

 Musser M245 Deluxe Studio Grand Rosewood marimba. $6,000

Greg Shepherd and Sarah Tochiki

 Fall 2013

 Increased Band and Orchestra Participation/Enrollment

 

 

#7

 Ongoing

  15. Purchase electronic piano Approx. $2,000 Greg Shepherd Fall 2013 Insure piano classes and school performances continue. Greg is worried his electronic computer will not last another year. #7 New
 

16. Buy color printer for LAH and SAM divisions

$1,000

LAH and SAM Division Chairs

S 2013

Improved marketing of program

 

All

Ongoing

 

17. Purchase two rolling AV tables

Approx. $700

LAH Division Chair

 2013

Improve instruction

All

Ongoing

  18. Tutor training - Math/Science General SAM Division S/F 2013 Improve enrollment/retention #2, #3, #5 New
  19. Mandatory math placement No funds needed SAM Division/Counseling F 2013 Improve enrollment/retention #2, #3, #5  New
  20. Hood over kiln needs serious repair. Approx. $3,000 LAH Sp. 2013 Currently holes in the hood represent a real fire danger. Safe operation of the kiln will be the indicator. #1, #6, #7 New
  21. Purchase two 4 x6 white boards and one 4 x 8 white board for LRC 128 Approx. $2,000 LAH Sp. 2013 This is part of ongoing improvement in classroom. Two 4 x 6 white boards to go on each side of new Smart Board. Larger white Board for side wall. #1, #2, #5, #6, #7 New
  22. Purchase 8 16 Gig Nexus 4 devises and one Smart Stick Approx. $4,000 LAH Sp. 2013 Speech students will be able to record performances. #1, #2, #6, #7 New
  23. Purchase display cases, bookshelves, filing cabinets, chairs and tables for the Pila Kikuchi Center Approx. $8,000 Dennis Chun/Haw. St. Fall 2013 Improve use of the Pila Kikuchi Center All New
  24. Build a permanent and health-department approved "imu." Hawaiian Studies protion, approx, $250,000. Dennis Chun Fall 2013 Improve glaobal understanding and hands-on learning #6, #7 Ongoing.
  25. Buy production equipment to expand Digital Media program $14,000 LAH Chair/ Rick Randolph and Digital Media/Matt Fulmer Fall 2013 Digital Media needs new equipment to expand into film production. #1, #6, #7, #8 New
 

 2.7.1 Funding to equip Marine Science courses and program. New wet lab requirements.

 2.7.2 The LAH budget has been at $9,000 for over 10 years, while the number of students served has increased by 40% just since 2008-2009, and the number of classes we offer has gone from 195 (2008-09) to 243 (2010-2011). Further, it’s obvious that $ 9,000 does not buy as much today as it did 10 years ago; further, we have added new courses and new programs, such as Digital Media, which involve several additional expenses.

2.7.3 This new technology will encourage more innovative and interactive instruction and will provide a technological infrastructure for instruction that will particularly help us retain remedial and developmental students.

2.7.4 Currently the Digital Readers in the classrooms will only work when the interactive whiteboards are off. We want compatible new technology that will allow for easily using the interactive whiteboards in conjunction with the digital readers.

2.7.5 Last year LRC 124A and 124 B were converted from the Learning Resource Center to classrooms. LRC 124A, however, has a very small and inadequate whiteboard for instruction. LRC 124B has several empty walls that would be ideal for another whiteboard.

2.7.7 Equipment for the Physical Science program. Part of the ASNS degree.

2.7.8 Additional Laboratory Equipment is needed for the laboratory sections for the Plant Biotechnology Certificate and agriculture courses.

2.7.9 The Math/Science Resource Center has obtained 20 computers through a Title III grant. We need an additional 10 computers to be able to equip an entire classroom of 24 students and have back-up equipment for other classes.

2.7.10 Assigned Time and funding request for mathematics improvements to program offerings, alignment with DOE programs, and Professional Development of faculty. 

2.7.11 Two high-end digital movie cameras are needed to teach Digital/Storytelling and Digital media classes.

2.7.12 Adding two computer stations will enable the class size to be expanded to an optimum 15 students. This lab was original equipped with 13 workstations with the understanding that if student enrollment justified it, we would increase by two additional workstations each year. The classes using this equipment are consistently filled.

2.7.13 The Art instructors have requested a computer and overhead to show slides and art presentations to their classes.

 2.7.14 The Band and Orchestra instructors have requested a marimba to allow their courses to perform many of the standard musical pieces they would like to be working on.

2.7.15 Greg Shepherd would like an upgrade of his electronic piano.

2.7. 16 A color printer will enable the Liberal Arts faculty to develop and print colored classroom materials. It will also allow both divisions to produce recruitment materials and flyers.

2.7.17 Classroom LRC 124A currently has the ELMO and computer keyboard on the conference table, which limits the students ability to sit around the table. We would like to move this equipment onto a rolling table and pull the conference table to the center of the classroom so students can sit around it. This should increase capacity to 20. Another rolling AV table is requested for ART2, Room 105. The Digital Media instructors would like to be able to roll one of the Apple Computers to the front of the class when doing demonstrations and then to move it back as a student workstation afterward.

2.7.18 Train tutors for math and science classes as part of the Title III Grant.

2.7.19 Improve student retention - mandatory placement in Remedial/Developmental math classes after evaluation.

2.7.20 The hood over the ceramics kiln currently has holes in it that allow considerable heat into the ceiling. This needs to be prepared ASAP.

2.7.21 These white boards are to complete renovation of LRC 128.

2.7.22 These electronic tablets will allow the Speech students to record each other's performances and evaluate them. We would like to incorporate this new technology and see the potentional for many other applications.

2.7.23 This request is to furnish the Pila Kikuchi Center.

2.7.24 This request is to support an earlier request by Culinary Arts to establish a permanent imu on campus. The Hawaiian Studies program would use this to promote Hawaiian cuisine and culture. As Hawaiian Studies will use this imu, it reuest a portion of the needed funds, approximately $250,000.

2.7.25 The Digital Media department would like to offer courses in film production but needs to significantly update its equipment to do so. This proposal includes approx. $8,000 in camera equipment, approx. $1,000 in audio equipment, approx. $3,000 in lighting equipment, and approx. $2,000 in grip equipment.

ACTION PLAN 10: Facilities

Program Goal

Action Item

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

2.7.1   Secure adequate room availability for program course offerings.

1. $25,000 Land clearing, fencing, irrigation - Agriculture

Perkins

 S. Marahatta

F 3013

Increase student enrollment

#2, #3, #5

New

2. Build a biology/ zoology lab

 CIP funding

Zoology instructor and Division Chair

F 2013

 Increase Zoology offerings by 5% 

#2, #3, #5

In Progress, new date

 

3. Renovate SSCI 114 to accommodate general lecture classes

 Campus funding

SAM Division chair and Director of  Facilities

F 2013

Increase ability to offer lecture courses

#2, #3, #4, #5, #6

Ongoing, new date

 

4. New Nursing/ Biology laboratory

CIP funding

SAM & Nursing chairs and Director of  Facilities

F 2013

Increase Nursing enrollment and improve completion rates

#2, #3, #5, #8

In progress,  new date

 

5. Build a storage shed/ work/lecture area for the Hawaiian Studies lo'i

$10,000

  

Dennis Chun & Josh Fukino, Calvin Shirai

S 2013

 A completed facility: storage shed and outdoor teaching area

 

#6, #7

In progress, new date

 

6. A large space or building to contain a small stage and classroom area for small performances and classes such as Orchestra, Band, Drama, Hawaiian Hula and Speech. This space would also serve as a place for community gatherings and a site to facilitate outside speakers.

$5,000 for preliminary expenses, such as creating an architectural plan

LAH Division Chair

A space chosen or plan by Fall 2013

Retention will improve, first because many of our classes will have a place for their students to practice and perform.

#1, #7

Ongoing.

 

7. Reconfigure the wiring in the multi-use Music classroom (ART 1-111)

 

 

$50,000

Greg Shepherd

S 2013

Re-floor ART1-111 (Music classroom) to replace old electrical wiring set-up for a safe piano lab

#7

Done.

 

8. Renovate LRC 123 Computer Lab

$10,000

SAM Division Chair

F 2013

Increased course offerings in this class room

All

Ongoing

 

9. Request laboratory space for teaching courses in agriculture and marine sciences

 

SAM Division Chair

Fall 2013

Due to increased enrollment and new programs, we need additional space for our classes in these areas

#1, #2, #3, #5, #8

Ongoing

 

10. Request farm land for practical teaching and demonstration of agriculture

$5,000 for infrastructure

Sharad Marahata

Spring 2013

Increased enrollment in agriculture and provide more field training

#2, #3, #5, #8

Done

  11. Request office for student newspaper and journalism instructor Office space LAH Division Chair Fall 2013 Support student newspaper and journalism courses #1, #2, #4, #6, #7 Ongoing
  12. $20,000 lab tables and chairs Marine Science funds SAM Division Fall 2013 New program, increase student enrollment #2, #3, #5 New
  13. $2,000 tables and chairs - Dev. Math General. SAM Division Spring 2013 Increase student enrollment and retention #2, #3, #5 New
  14. Renovate Fac. 1, Room 103   Academic Support and LAH Spring 2013 Create permanent Professional Development space and two offices for lecturers. All PLO's will be helped through professional development. New
  15, Refurbish the two Hawaiian Studies Buildings, including new roofing, repair lanais, and exterior paint. Funding to be determined Dennis Chun Spring 2013 These are safety and maintenance issues.  All New
  16. Expand Current Hawiian Studies facilities Approx. $4 million Dennis Chun/Hawaiian Studies Planning and design through 2013 Expanded Hawaiian Studies program All New


PROGRAM GOAL

ACTION ITEM

Resources Needed

Person(s) Responsible

Timeline

Indicator of Improvement

PLO Impacted

Status

 

 5.1 Establish active collaborative arrangements to support community goals and needs.

1.Establish Pila Kikuchi Hawaiian Collection Center

Funding

 Dennis Chun

S 2013

An Action Plan for the PKHCC

#6, #7

Ongoing

 

 

 

Funding

Dennis Chun

S 2013

Budget for operation of Center developed and included in overall program budget proposals.

 

In progress, new date

 

 

 

Funding for Personnel

Dennis Chun and Molly Summers

S 2013

Personnel hired and Center open.

 

In progress, new date

 

 

2. Develop a Science Exploration Center

 

Science Faculty

S 2013

Increased student interest in STEM-related fields

 

Ongoing

 

                 
 

2.7.1.1 Field preparation to accomodate agronomy classes. Develop long term breadfruit research project for sustainability.

2.7.1.2-4 Additional space, renovation, and other improvements to Science & Math laboratory space are necessary to improve teaching quality and effectiveness and to increase offerings of science classes in response increased demand.

2.7.1.5 Due to the successful efforts of the Hawaiian Studies APT, there has been a great increase in use of the lo‘i (taro field) area. As a result, the program needs more equipment for the area as well as a storage facility to house the equipment. An extension of this shed would serve as an outdoor work/lecture area in which students and staff may conduct workshops and demonstrations.

2.7.1.6 LAH has long struggled to find adequate space to offer many of its performance-based classes, such as Band, Orchestra, and Theater. With the growing enrollment, the situation has really become a crisis. We need not only classroom space for these courses but also space for band and theater equipment to be housed. In addition, we need a small venue for year-end performances and guest speakers that would not warrant using the PAC.

2.7.1.7 As noted above (Academic Support and Equipment), the wiring schematics in the Music multi-use classroom proved too messy for a mere re-configuration, and we have been advised to rebuild the floor of the room to provide multiple outlets flush with the floor.

2.7.1.8 This is a renewed request to fix the exposed and dangerous wiring situation in the music classroom.

2.7.1.9 SAM division request additional space on campus for teaching laboratory courses in Agriculture and Marine Science. The space needs to be large enough to handle laboratory and field collection material requirements.

2.7.1.10 SAM division requests farm land space for practical teaching of agriculture courses and to demonstrate of hands-on farming techniques.

2.7.1.11 LAH division requests office space to house the student newspaper and a journalism instructor. The space should be large enough to contain one or two Apple computer workstations, a large table for lay-out, and a place for three or four students to work together. Ideally it would be in or near the Learning Commons in the library, as the newspaper instructor will need to use the small room overseen by the Instructional Technology instructor, Ed Coll, with the Apple computers for the final production of the newspaper. Also, as newspapers are often created on a deadline, the perfect office should be accessible in the evenings.

2.7.1.12 Furnishing required for Marine Biological Science lab renovation.

2.7.1.13 Furnishing required for Developmental Mathematics classroom renovation.

2.7.1.14 Academic Supports need for a dedicated Professional Development space, and LAH feels that this space might work. In addition, the space that currently has desks for three part-timers could be converted to two separate lecturer offices.

2.7.1.15 This is primarily a maintenance request to insure that the Hawaiian Studies buildings are safe and functional.

2.7.1.16 This is a major request for a new Hawaiian Studies building in anticipation of further expansion of the Hawaiian Studies program. Another goal is to allow Hawaiian Studies to house its own Support Services, such as academic advising, counseling, financial assistance, and tutoring services. This, we believe, will help with student retention.

 5.1.1Bill "Pila" Kikuchi was an esteemed archaeologist and former faculty member of Kaua‘iCC whose vision was to provide a place where the history and artifacts of ancient Kaua‘i could be curated and made available to the people of Kaua‘i and Hawai'i for study. During his life he developed, in cooperation with scientists from throughout Hawai'i as well as the Hawaiian Studies  and Science faculty and Administration of Kaua‘iCC, a plan for this place to be housed here at Kaua‘iCC, thus providing a link between the college and the community. Upon his death, his wife agreed to pursue the dream by donating his extensive collection of books, field notes, artifacts and other materials to what is now to be called the Kikuchi Center.

5.1.2 The focus of Kaua‘i Community College as the center for learning on Kaua‘i and the multiple initiatives to foster Science Technology Engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in the high school, middle school and elementary levels have initiated the development of a Science Exploration Center ("Cognition") on the campus sponsored by a diverse working group of staff, faculty, and volunteers. The center will focus on large hands-on experimental projects to illustrate science and technological principles. The large fabrication facility listed in c. above must be able to handle large equipment, welding, and construction to enable the fabrication of large exhibits and projects that are out of the size range for the existing cognition facility. The projects will be developed by Kaua‘iCC students, staff, and faculty. The center will be open to visiting student groups from the island and staffed by Kaua‘iCC students and volunteers. The center will focus on current and relevant science themes throughout the year and provide instructional materials. This Exploration Center will allow hands-on interactive displays and provide small groups of students the ability to work on projects integrating science and mathematics in real-life applications.

 

 
 

 

  

Part IV. Resource Implications

Action Plans #2, #3, #4, #6, #7:

36 Credits of assigned time.

1 APT Position

1 Educational Specialist Position

 

Action Plan #5:

7 FTE Positions to fill vacancies and to supply instruction for new programs.

1 Assistant for Digital Media program and 1 Assistant for Biological Sciences.

Additional Lecturers: 6 positions

 

Action Plan #9:

$110,000

 

Action Plan #10:

Laboratory Space for Biology

New Hawaiian Studies Building (This budget does not include total cost for new building but only planning and design costs at this point.)

Refurbish existing Hawaiian Studies buildings

Work-Shed for Hawaiian Studies

Large Performance Center with adjoining classrooms for Band, Orchestra, Hula, Drama, etc.

Renovate ICS lab

Laboratory space for expanded agrigulture and Marine Science programs

Farm land for Agriculture program.

Renovate Faculty 1, Room 103 to create Professional Development space and office space.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

For the 2011-2012 program year, some or all of the following P-SLOs were reviewed by the program:

Assessed
this year?
Program Student Learning Outcomes

1

No
By the end of the program, Liberal Arts students will be able to . . . 1) Communicate effectively both orally and in writing in Standard American English, and interpret, and/or express themselves in, some other form of communication at a basic level, whether from knowledge of a second language or through artistic or symbolic expression.

2

No
2) Make and express critical judgments about issues and ideas after accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing relevant information, using technology where appropriate; use creative and critical thinking skills to weigh the relative merits of opposing positions; and apply knowledge of formal systems of reasoning and logical fallacies in arriving at informed opinions.

3

No
3) Apply quantitative methods appropriately; analyze real-life situations using numeric, graphical, and symbolic models, and verbally explain these models; and recognize the impact of mathematics on the sciences, society, and everyday life.

4

No
4) Analyze the behavior of people from psychological, sociological, philosophical, and anthropological perspectives, and knowledgeably consider the social, political, and economic implications of human interactions in order to make informed personal and social choices.

5

No
5) Support opinions and make decisions based upon a scientific understanding of the physical and natural world, and appropriately apply the scientific method to test ideas, measure and evaluate results, develop models, solve problems, and generate new ideas. 5) Support opinions and make decisions based upon a scientific understanding of the physical and natural world, and appropriately apply the scientific method to test ideas, measure and evaluate results, develop models, solve problems, and generate new ideas.

6

No
6) Demonstrate a sympathetic awareness of the values and beliefs of their own and other cultures; explain the historical dimensions of contemporary affairs and issues; analyze the interactive roles that social, religious, artistic, political, economic, scientific, and technological forces play in society; and engage responsibly in their roles as citizens with issues affecting themselves, their families, their communities, and the world.

7

No
7) Demonstrate an aesthetic appreciation of creative and original expression and, making use of natural gifts, acquired knowledge, and the intense discipline of art, engage in creative activities which enrich their quality of life. cooperatively, and engage in healthful physical activity.

8

No
8) Apply their acquired knowledge and skills to further their own learning, to set and prioritize personal goals, to self-assess progress, and to recognize, address, and resolve obstacles constructively.

9

No
9) Make informed decisions based on an understanding of the qualities of a healthful lifestyle, explain the connection between a healthy body and a thoughtful mind, perform group activities cooperatively, and engage in healthful physical activity.

A) Expected Level Achievement

We are currently trying to establish criteria by which the PSLOs will be assessed through the course-level SLOs.

B) Courses Assessed

In LAH, thirty-two courses were assessed.

In SAM, twenty-two classes assessed.

Total Liberal Arts classes assessed: 54.

C) Assessment Strategy/Instrument

For course-level evaluation we are using the CARDs system. We have had several meeting to work on how these CSLOs link to the PSLOs.

D) Results of Program Assessment

We are aware that we need to improve in this area, and we are taking appropriate action to get a system in place.

E) Other Comments

No content.

F) Next Steps

We have had disagreements within the faculty about how to proceed. Therefore, we are planning to have more meeting to develop an approach that will have the support of most of the faculty. We understand the need to push forward with assessment at all levels.