Academic Affairs

sunrise at Leeward CC; taken by VC Della Teraoka

The Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs advances the academic mission of Leeward Community College. The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (VCAA) directs the efforts of Instructional areas, Academic Services, Student Services, the Office of Planning, Policy, and Assessment, and our Waiʻanae Moku Education Center. The VCAA is also responsible for campus accreditation as the Accreditation Liaison Officer.

Our Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, Della Teraoka, has worked at Leeward since 1999 in a wide range of positions including Professor CC in Accounting, Interim Dean of Academic Services, Director of Planning, Policy, and Assessment, and currently as the VCAA. More information on current initiatives and ongoing projects can be found below.

New addition: The 2018 FYI Guidebook for Leeward Employees

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Leeward CC is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education and the U.S. Department of Education.

The programs in Culinary Arts are accredited by the American Culinary Federation  and the programs in Automotive Technology are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

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Program Review

The review is intended to enhance the quality of a program and to assist in determining a program’s ability to respond to future challenges and opportunities.

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Current Initiatives

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Faculty Curriculum Vitae

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Convocation Notes

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Related Links

from the vcaa's blog

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - 9:11pm

I can't believe how quickly the end of the semester has come. As we wrap up the fall semester, I thought I would share a few reminders.

- Deadline to submit a sabbatical application for 2018-2019 is Friday, December 29, 2017. Please visit... Read the entire article

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 6:22pm

It's that time of year again! Time to review our programs and activities as we proceed with our annual planning and budgeting process. See attached for the timeline and an overview of our process.

Those programs that are required to submit... Read the entire article

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:01am

It's hard to believe, but it will soon be October! I hope your semester is going well. I wanted to provide you with some reminders and ask for your help with a couple of policies.

  1. Reminders 
  2. UHCCP 5.211 Statement of... Read the entire article
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:50pm

The Leeward Self Evaluation Team has completed a first draft of our Institutional Self Evaluation Report (ISER) in support of reaffirmation. We are pleased with this first draft, but we need your feedback to make sure it's accurate.

The... Read the entire article