UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I

HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT NEWS


VOLUME 14, NO. 1 - OCTOBER 29, 2004

A MESSAGE FROM THE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
 
	Welcome to the fall edition of the HCC Faculty Development
Newsletter.  The Faculty Development Committee is set and committed to
assisting in providing meaningful and valuable faculty professional
development activities this academic year. The committee members for this
year include;
	Jerry Cerny, Coordinator
	Jeannie Shaw, Tech 1
	Lisa Yogi, Tech 2
	Dolores Donovan, Lang Arts, UC
	Sherrie Rupert, Dist Ed, UC/Student Serv
	Monir Hodges, PCATT
	Linda Soma, Library/Academic Support
	Dennis Kawaharada, Admin Liaison

	I hope you always look to our HCC Library and the very helpful,
professional and friendly library staff for you library needs.  Xin Li,
former Faculty Development Committee member, has written a very
informative article on the services that you can find in our Library.
	In a recent issue of the Adjunct Advocate, the news magazine for
adjunct college faculty, I ran across the article, "Surfing America's
Great Libraries."  The United States has some of the world's great
libraries.  Now thanks to advances in technology many of them have
catalogued their collections on-line.  This gives teacher and scholars
access to a vast array of information.  Here is some of the information
that the article lists for five high-powered libraries.

1)	Library of Congress
Distinction: The world's largest library
Web Address:  lcweb.loc.gov
Navigation: Although the homepage appears compressed, content is clearly
organized and categorized by user (e.g. researchers, families, teachers).  Secondary
pages are more developed and easier to ready, and multimedia presentations
load quickly.
Relevance to Faculty:  A seemingly endless array of information, all free
and clearly organized.

2)	New York Public Library
Distinction:  Largest public library this side of the LOC; third largest
library in America
Web Address:  nypl.org
Navigation: An unattractive, text-driven homepage fronts secondary pages
featuring more colorful elements.  Content dominates presentation.
Relevance to Faculty:  The digital Gallery provides access to thousands of
images and videos on such topics as African American women writers, the
American West, and the performing arts.  Other electronic resources
include categorized links to databases on art and architecture, business
and industry, education, medicine, history, literature, media, science and
technology, and social sciences.

3)	Harvard University Libraries
Distinction: World's largest university library
Web Address: lib.harvard.edu
Navigation: Mostly text-driven presentation, but organized well, and
especially useful for researchers.  Secondary pages, featuring individual
libraries, are more attractive.
Relevance to Faculty:  Anyone can search HOLLIS, one of the most
comprehensive academic databases in the world, and obtain materials
through interlibrary loan.  You can also find bibliographic information
categorized by academic discipline.

4)	University of California-Berkeley
Distinction: Rated the top public-university library in America.
Web Address: lib.berkeley.edu
Navigation:  Very logical organization with some attractive graphics.
Secondary pages can be text-heavy, but special collections are nicely
presented.
Relevance to Faculty: Although  some electronic resources, such as journal
and abstracts, are restricted to UC affiliates, many are available to
anyone.  You can also search Pathfinder for no charge.  

5)	Center for Research Libraries
Distinction:  A consortium of 200 North American universities, colleges,
and independent research libraries, the CRL "acquires and preserves
newspapers, journal, documents, archives, and other traditional and
digital resources for research and teaching, and makes them available to
member institutions through interlibrary and electronic delivery."
Web Address: wwwcrl.uchicago.edu
Navigation: Logical but unattractive.  Dominated with text, with plenty of
Shakespearean goose-turd green.
Relevance to Faculty: The CRL catalog allows free on-line searches, and
you can view some projects on-line.  Other benefits apply.
			
	Enjoy your cyber library searching.  Again, all the members of the
committee and I are committed to help you make this a great 2004-05
academic year!  We hope to hear from you soon.

		Jerry Cerny
		Faculty Development Coordinator

INFORMATION HUNGRY OR INFORMATION OVERLOAD?

By Xin Li, Instructor, Librarian

Your students need 5 books, 10 magazine articles, and 5 newspaper articles
for their term papers. They are confused by too much information out there
on the web and can't tell the good from the bad. You know the place they
should go - our own HCC Library.

In addition to the print collection, HCC Library subscribes to several
multi-subject, full-text online databases - InfoTrac, EBSCOHost, SIRS,
etc. These databases are available to HCC faculty, staff, and students on
campus or from home, 24/7, for finding numerous current and back issues of
articles from reputable periodical publishers. Go to the library's home
page at 
http://honolulu.hawaii.edu/library and select the database you want to
search. When connecting from off-campus, enter your HCC library card or
your UH ID number.

As the campus' information center, we help your students get the
information they need on a daily basis at the reference desk. For group
instruction, we teach your classes how and where to find relevant
information and how to properly use information. Instruction sessions are
tailor-made, incorporating your requirements and class assignments.  We
also provide individual or small group assistance if students need these.
Schedule a class with us and let us know how we can help. Call the
library's instruction coordinator, Xin Li, at 845-9196 or email
xin@hcc.hawaii.edu.

Experience shows students with library instruction do better on papers and
assignments. Let's hear what students have said about our instruction
sessions.

 "Very informative; I'm glad I was able to attend; has helped with
three other papers."
 "It was great. I have learned that it is easy to get information
for any topics."
 (Comment from an instructor) "This was my first time taking a
class to the library. The information was very relevant to what I was
teaching and my assignments. The hands-on practice was great."

The library is now a "hot-spot." Invite your students to come in with
their laptops and we can help them hook up a wireless connection to the
Internet. Remind your students to get an HCC email account to log on when
making the connection. Otherwise, they need to request a password from a
reference librarian.

See you soon in the library!

CREDO BREVIS

By Linc. Fisch.  

Linc. Fisch has retired from 40 years of teaching, program development,
and administrative assignments in Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky, but he
continues to stir the educational pot through writing, conducting
workshops for faculty, and designing cases and films to trigger
discussion.

Many of us finish our graduate studies and just sort of slip into college
teaching.  We teach in ways that often are loose composites of our general
image of teaching the ways we ourselves were taught and our most inspiring
teachers.  In time, we may encounter promising new ideas from reading,
workshops and colleagues that we incorporated into our teaching.  This
process, whether casual or deliberate, eventually results in an implicit
personal philosophy of teaching and learning.

However, we seldom share our beliefs with colleagues and students.  They
remain relatively concealed unless we're required to spell them out for a
graduate course, job application or promotion portfolio.  Sometimes even
we ourselves are not fully aware of what drives our teaching efforts.
My own succinct delineation (below) of premises that often inform my
design of instructional sessions reflects a dozen or so major tenets of my
philosophy about the goals of education and the means to attain them.  I
share this credo with you in brevis (a brief account or a summary),
offered not as a doctrine for you to accept or reject, but as one person's
beliefs on teaching and learning that I hope may stimulate you to
explicitly frame your own.

 I believe that my educational goals for students should include not only
acquiring, analyzing, synthesizing, and applying information, but also
affective objectives such as sharpening perceptions, gaining insights,
acting ethically, modifying behavior, resolving conflict, and committing
to action.  While instructional plans benefit from being informed by
carefully framed objectives, I try to be careful not to preclude useful
outcomes that I might not ever have dreamed of when I charted my design.  
I lean toward the contemporary educational paradigm in which teachers and
learners together focus on uncovering, constructing, and applying
cognitive and affective content.

 Students learn more effectively through actively engaging material and
then drawing insights and conclusions from their experiences rather than
from just listening, observing and reading.  Learning becomes most
meaningful when acquired through direct experience.  If it is not possible
or practical, simulated situations (such as case studies and cooperative
exercises) can provide a useful context for students to test ideas,
strategies, and behaviors with each other.  Offering a variety of learning
options can help accommodate students' diverse learning styles.

 For me, a first-order objective as a teacher is to gain the attention of
students, stimulate them in the instructional material. Learning flows
naturally and effectively from common events and experiences that focus on
relevant topics.  One of my important roles is to help maintain progress
and accomplish objectives by judiciously intervening in the learning
process, particularly by employing appropriate questions.  I think it's
important for each student to identify some personal course of action that
will be undertaken as a result of the instructional experience.  While
relative closure is useful, it's also important for me to end
instructional sessions in such a way that learners will continue to engage
the subject and to pursue it further on their own. Insofar as possible, I
pose follow-up activities to help ensure this, as well as to reinforce the
learning that has occurred.

This credo can function as a handy reference when I design my sessions.
More importantly, by reviewing it frequently I may discover if I'm
inadvertently slighting any informing principles or if I need to expand or
reconsider some of them.  Perhaps writing out your own brief credo will
serve your teaching in similar ways.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT FUNDRAISER

For those of you who have purchased the Hawaii Entertainment Book in the
past, you know what a great deal it is. Not only do you save money on
travel, entertainment and services here on Oahu, but also throughout the
State and the Mainland. The members of the Faculty Development Committee
are once again selling books this fall. Books are great for personal use
and make excellent holiday gifts. Each book can be purchased for $30 with
the committee earning $6 on each book sold. The committee will use the
funds earned from these sales to purchase leis and light refreshments at
presentations throughout the year and support professional development for
faculty members. Contact any Faculty Development Committee member to
purchase your book today! 

TENURE AND PROMOTION AND AWARDS

Congratulations to the following HCC faculty members who were granted
tenure and/or promotions this past summer; 

Tenure and Promotion/Instructor to Assistant Professor 

Danny Aiu, Sheet Metal and Plastics
Femar Lee, College Skills Center, Math
Pat Patterson, History
Jerry Saviano, Language Arts
Jeff Uyeda, Carpentry

Promotion/Instructor to Assistant Professor

Maggie Templeton, Student Services

Promotion/Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

Bill Becker, Information Technology Center
Nadine Leong-Kurio, Library
Bob Vericker,  AJ

Promotion/Associate Professor to Professor 

Iris Saito, ECE
Milton Tadaki, ABRP

Congratulations to the following HCC faculty members who received special
awards; 
 
Lena Low, Economics - Board of Regents' Excellence in Teaching
Award

Marilyn Ito-Won, Student Services, Masaki and Momoe Kunimoto
Memorial Award

NEW FACULTY

The following faculty members are new to our campus this fall.  As you
meet our new colleagues, please help make them feel welcome.  They
include;

Silvan Chung, Student Services, Counselor. Silvan grew up in
Honolulu and graduated from Roosevelt High School.  She attended Kapiolani
Community College and transferred to UHM where she graduated with a BS in
Family Resources and MEd in Educational Administration with an emphasis in
Higher Education.  As an undergraduate, she was a mentor for the Access to
College Excellence (AEC) program at UHM.  In graduate school she held a
graduate assistantship position working for the New Student Orientation
program at UHM. Silvan worked as an academic advisor in the UHM Outreach
College and most recently spent three years as a Career Counselor in HPU's
Career Services Center.  In her spare time she likes to sing karaoke, play
games, watch TV, and hang out with her family, including a daughter just
born this past April, and friends.

Dean Crowell, Carpentry.  Dean grew up in Waimanalo and attended
Pope Elementary, Waimanalo Intermediate and Kaiser High School.  Although
he had the desire to become a teacher after high school, he chose instead
to work in the building industry.  He became a laborer, then an
apprenticeship carpenter.  Following completion of the HCC Carpenter
Apprenticeship program, he became a journeyman carpenter.  He worked in
the construction trade for seventeen years, seven as a supervisor.  Dean
lived in Molokai for the past eight years and returned here to HCC to
fulfill his high school desire to be a teacher.  In his spare time, Dean
enjoys his wife and six children.  He also enjoys fishing, hunting,
gardening, athletics and mechanic work.  To relax he enjoys music, art,
and reading, specifically the Holy Bible and other spiritual books.

Petra Edwards, Student Services, Counselor. Petra was born and
raised in Germany where her parents were both employed by the Department
of Defense. She graduated from a German high school and continued her
education at University of Maryland University College, European Division,
earning an AA and a BA in International Relations. She was an
International Admissions Counselor at UMUC's Schwaebisch Gmuend campus
until moving to Honolulu to pursue a MEd in School Counseling at UHM.
Although her main focus was high school counseling, she worked at
Kapiolani Community College as a Peer Career and Transfer Counselor. She
enjoyed her KCC experience and is very happy to be a counselor here.  
Petra loves traveling and experiencing new places. In her spare time she
enjoys going to the beach, dining out, cooking, and planning activities
for her Girl Scout troop.

Chris Ann Moore, Philosophy.  Chris Ann grew up in and around New
York City.  She graduated from Washington University in St Louis with
honors with degrees in pre-med biology and theater - "which was either
incredibly well rounded or slightly schizophrenic." She worked for three
years as a research assistant in Neurophysiology at the University of
Illinois Medical School and then for three years in molecular biology HIV
research at Northwestern University Medical School while pursuing a career
in theater.  Chris Ann then moved back to New York City and began working
full time as a performer and political activist.  She earned an MA in
Philosophy and Religion from the California Institute of Integral Studies
in San Francisco in 1997.  She taught at Red Rocks Community College
before moving to Hawaii and joining the faculty at HCC.  In her free time
Chris Ann enjoys the beach, her amazing backyard and long dinner parties
leaving, "no song unsung, no wine untasted."

Guy Shibayama, Apprenticeship Coordinator.  Guy grew up in Kalihi
where he attended Fern Elementary, Dole Intermediate and Farrington High
Schools. Following high school, Guy went straight into the workforce as a
janitor in a sheet metal shop. After a year, he was promoted to apprentice
and worked his way up in the industry.  He spent 42 years in the sheet
metal trade, the last 20 as the training coordinator for the Joint
Apprenticeship Committee for the Sheet Metal Industry. During that time he
has earned an AS from HCC and a BEd and an MEd both from UHM.  Guy has
been married for 39 years and has three children.  In his free time, Guy
enjoys creating jewelry, many beautiful pieces that have been door prizes
at HCC functions over the past few years, and spending time with his
granddaughter.

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Richard Brill, Professor, Natural Science, attended the 24th International
Conference on Critical Thinking held at Stanford University, Palo Alto,
California, this past summer.  The conference was focused on teaching that
transforms the mind.

Keith Davidson, Instructor, Math, attended the Hawaii National Great
Teachers Seminar at the Kilauea Military Center in the Volcanoes National
Park on the Big Island this past August.

Kakkala Gopalakrishnan, Professor, Oceanography, received  the National
Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Award for
Teaching Excellence at the University of Texas this past summer. 

Tom Kipnes, Instructor, Psychology, attended the Hawaii National Great
Teachers Seminar at the Kilauea Military Center in the Volcanoes National
Park on the Big Island this past August.

Brenda Kwon, Instructor, Language Arts, is having a busy fall.  She has
read poetry and performed storytelling during the 'Tales of Love' day and
the 'Tales of Courage' day at The Department of Parks and Recreation 16th
Annual Talk Story Festival at McCoy Pavilion.  She has also conducted a
session with local poet Kealoha on 'The Art of Spoken Word' at this fall's
Bamboo Ridge Writers Institute.

TECH 1

Paul Allen, Professor, AMT, attended the North American Council of
Automotive Teachers (NACAT) Conference this past summer in Crystal Lake,
Illinois.  Paul accepted a $2000 long distance award, for coming so far,
for the AMT program.

Chulee Grove, Associate Professor, OESM, attended two events in Chicago
this past summer.  The first was the 2004 Campus Safety Health and
Environmental Management Association Conference.  The second was the
annual meeting of the Environmental Management System Working Group/US
EPA.  Chulee is also the Project Director for a $196,877 US EPA two-year
Brownfields Job Training Grant awarded to HCC.  The money from the grant
will be used to train at least 60 participants from the Kalihi and
adjacent communities.  The nine-week training program consists of two
parts: Environmental Health and Safety classroom instructions (240 hours)
and On-the-Job Training (120 hours). Employment assistance in the
environmental safety area will be provided to participants at the end of
the training period.

TECH 2

Jess Aki, Associate Professor, Cosmetology, attended the Hawaii National
Great Teachers Seminar at the Kilauea Military Center in the Volcanoes
National Park on the Big Island this past August.

Elliott Higa, Instructor, Human Services, attended the workshop "Helping
Patients and Populations Process Through the Stages of Change" in Honolulu
this past winter.

Jessica Kaniho, Instructor, Cosmetology, attended the International
Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference in Las Vegas this past spring.
This trade show was "the world's largest and finest all-professional
esthetics, cosmetics and spa event."

STUDENT SERVICES

Silvan Chung, and Petra Edwards, Instructors, Counselors, recently
attended Career Kokua Training here in Honolulu.

Silvan Chung, Instructor, Counselor, and Rona Wong, Professor, Counselor,
will attend the 2004 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Conference -
'Pathways in Motion' this fall in Waikiki. 

Grace Funai, Instructor, Counselor, will attend the National Association
of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA) Regional Conference this fall in
Sacramento, California.

Jean Maslowski, Associate Professor, Counselor recently attended the
National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) National Conference -
'Building Bridges: Advisors as Architects of the Future' in Cincinnati,
Ohio.  

Charlie Anderson, Associate Professor, Admissions and Counseling
Coordinator, attended a USA Funds Retention Workshop here in Honolulu this
fall.

COLLEGE SKILLS CENTER

Earl Nakahara, Associate Professor, Developmental Studies, English,
attended NAFSA: Association of International Educators Hawaii/Pacific
District Spring Conference at Hawaii Tokai International College this past
spring.

PCATT

Wayne Lewis, Assistant Professor, PCATT, gave a presentation on Network
Security at the Japan Cisco Networking Academy Conference in Sapporo,
Japan, this past summer.

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If your activities/news were not included in the Faculty Spotlight and you
wish them to be, pass on the information to any Faculty Development
Committee member.  The information will be included in the next issue of
the Faculty Development Newsletter

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This newsletter was organized and published by the HCC Faculty Development Committee. Members: Jerry Cerny (Co-Editor), Jeannie Shaw, Lisa Yogi, Dolores Donovan (Co-Editor), Sherrie Rupert, Monir Hodges, Linda Soma, and Dennis Kawaharada.

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