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Dean of Academic Services

Academic Services incorporates many essential services vital to the academic success of our students. These services include the Library, Educational Media Center, the Learning Resource Center, the Writing Center, the Testing Center, the Innovation Center for Teaching and Learning, KI (Students With Disabilities Services) and the Theater.


Mayor Caldwell issuing proclamation celebrating Leeward Theatre 40th Anniversary.
Left to right: Paul Kuehn, Dean; Manny Cabral, Chancellor; Kemuel DeMoville, Theatre Manager.

Theatre – The strong Community and Cultural Centric focus of the Leeward Theatre continues full force, even with the upcoming renovation soon to be in full swing. Our community has recognized and shown their support of our direction and success by casting their votes in last Spring’s Star Advertiser Hawaii’s Best Award. We took 2nd place for best live Theatre on Oahu! Amazing, Wonderful, and, as our new mantra indicates, “We May Be Under Construction But That Won’t Slow Us Down”! Upcoming productions to look forward to include: Fragnipani Perfume, A Dark and Stormy Knight, Richard III and more. Come and participate in continued AWARD WINNING entertainment.

To learn more about the Theatre; opportunities to volunteer, make a donation, become a Friend of Leeward Theatre and our upcoming season by clicking on the link below or go to lcctheatre.hawaii.edu.

Theatre renovation


The Learning Commons is designed to be an active, student-centered learning space offering a variety of academic support services in a comfortable, technology-rich setting that encourages collaboration. Services include the campus Testing Center, Student Disability Services, Writing and Content Tutoring, common study and technology areas, Library collections, services and resources and exterior patio areas. Some highlights include:

THE LIBRARY - Please read carefully, there are several important changes in the Library as of this fall;

Service Desk Relocation:  Circulation services are now consolidated at the Circulation Desk on the 2nd (main) floor.  Book check out, laptop and equipment loans, course reserves, and group study room reservations will be conducted from this desk.  The Reference Desk has relocated to the 3rd floor.  Students in need of research assistance and Information Literacy Exam tutoring should see a librarian at the Reference Desk.  Contact:  Wayde Oshiro, Head Librarian, x378.

Pharos UniPrint:  A new system for printing in the Library and Learning Commons will be installed by the start of the academic year.  Students will release print jobs by scanning their Leeward ID card which will be linked to individual print/copy accounts.  A self-service kiosk for adding value to accounts will be available.  Contact: Wayde Oshiro, Head Librarian, x378.

Open Educational Resources:  55% of Leeward CC students have NOT purchased a textbook due to cost and 58% use textbooks costs in their decision to register for classes!  The Library continues its partnership with the Educational Media Center to promote OER as a viable alternative to expensive commercial textbooks..  Librarians are ready to support faculty by identifying materials for review, providing assistance with source attribution and licensing, and answering questions about the benefits of OER as you make the decision whether to go open and go free.  Contact: Junie Hayashi, Public Services Librarian, x680 or Wayde Oshiro, Head Librarian, x378.

Hawaiʻi-Pacific Resource Room:  In Fall 2015, the Library will debut the Hawaiʻi Pacific Resource Room, located in LC 203 (formerly the Reference, Research & Reading Room) to prominent Hawaiʻi-Pacific resources Contact: Keahiahi Long, Hawai’i Pacific Resource Librarian, x390.

Additionally, information on the following  librarian instituted programs new this fall can be found in the Academic Sevices/Library web site; Keiki Reading Program, Seed Share, Collaboration Mapping, EBSCO eBook collection, ProQuest Research Companion and Beta Library Website. Check them out!


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