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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.

LEEWARD THEATRE


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

We are very busy preparing to celebrate Leeward Theatre’s 40th Anniversary with a Gala early in fall semester (September 27th).  This year we are also planning fundraising events throughout the year to purchase much needed equipment, i.e. improved sound equipment and improved lighting equipment. Theatre attractions for 2014-15 include Prince Dance, Clockwork, Maisey Rika (Barefoot Divas), PlayBuilders productions, a Bluegrass festival and many more. Be sure to check out the Theatre’s web site. The most exciting news is the Legislative approval for renovation funding for the Theatre during the 2015-16 academic year.

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

LEARNING COMMONS

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

The Library is a proactive partner in supporting the teaching and learning activities on this campus.  Our Information Literary program teaches essential information use and college research skills to hundreds of students every semester through two online modules.  In the past year, over 2,100 students in ENG 22, 24, and 100 courses were required to take, and pass, an online information literacy knowledge and skills exam managed by the Library.  In addition, the Library works closely with faculty in all divisions to present sessions in the classroom.  Over 230 library sessions were conducted last year.  The Finals Countdown debuted last spring as a collaborative two-day event providing students with extended services and support during the critical last weeks of the semester.  Partnering with the Library in this exciting endeavor were the Learning Resources Center, Writing Center, Financial Aid/CTE, Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa, and faculty representing the Arts & Humanities, Language Arts, Math & Sciences, and Social Sciences divisions.  The next Finals Countdown is planned for December 3-4, 2014.  Exciting additions to the Library this fall include new public art displays, furniture, study spaces, a DMED/TV-PRO computer lab, and new online resources.  Learn more about the Library when our brand-new blog debuts soon.

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