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.
In June of 2013, The Leeward Theatre welcomed its new Theatre Manager: Kemuel DeMoville. Kemuel was a lecturer in the Arts & Humanities here at Leeward for two years before being hired for this new role. Before that he lived in New Zealand with his wife and two young sons while pursuing a PhD in the syncretic theatre of Oceania at Victoria University of Wellington. In 2008 he completed his MFA in playwriting at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. As a playwright Kemuel’s plays have been produced throughout the USA and internationally. He has also served as a theatre manager and a tour manager in California. Under the combined leadership of Kemuel and Assistant Theatre Manager Lehua Simon, the theatre will focus on building community partnerships to support the legacy of art and culture at Leeward Community College for years to come!
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.
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:
With one year of Learning Commons collaboration under our belts, the Library looks forward to continue participating in the coming academic year’s success. The Library is always evolving, both in the ways we learn about our patrons and in demonstrating how best we can serve them.
The most apparent change in the facility is the new arrangement of service desks. On the 2nd floor of the LC building, via the building’s main entrance, visitors will note we now have two desks. “Circ 2” will continue to circulate portable technology, such as laptops and iPads, and assist patrons with their computer lab needs. The Library Research & Reading Room is now located in LC 203 and staffed by our crack team of public service librarians, eager to facilitate your research challenges. The space also offers print resources such as reference books and current periodicals for your reading pleasure.. Distance Education participants will find plenty to like about the Library, too – check us out online:
The Information Literacy initiative is also growing, thanks to partnerships with Language Arts and other academic divisions on the Pearl City and Waianae campuses. The Library hosted more than 150 instruction sessions in the Spring 2013 semester and provided dozens more outside the building, as students, instructors, and other members of the Leeward community honed their online research skills. The Research Challenge, a new program that guides students through the process of finding and evaluating five sources on their research topic using print and electronic resources, continues to gain momentum. View a sample module: