UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I
HONOLULU COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FACULTY DEVELOPMENT NEWS
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 email@example.com. 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. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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.