August 2018

Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester! I have a few updates for you as the semester gets started. I will be providing information on:

  1. Fall 2018 Convocation Handout
  2. Innovation Funds
  3. Looking ahead to January 2019

1. Fall 2018 Convocation Handout

For those who were unable to attend the Fall 2018 Convocation, I am attaching an electronic version of the handout. The handout also includes important notes from the administrative team on activities and events. 

In addition, I'm attaching the slides from my presentation. You can test your knowledge of the Mission Statement again. :-) I also talked about the final Institutional Self-Evaluation Report and the upcoming visit from our ACCJC evaluation team this October 15-18. Click on Accreditation website to review the final report. 

2. Innovation Funds

Leeward Community College is committed to fostering innovation and supporting improvement in and outside of the classroom to support student success. The college has set aside $75,000 to provide support to faculty and staff members to try new strategies, implement new tools, and learn new methodologies in support of the success of our students. 

If you are interested in applying for these funds, please read the attached instructions and complete the attached application. Submissions will be reviewed on September 17, November 26, and February 11, and April 15, and awarded shortly thereafter. 

3. Looking ahead to January 2019

I want to give everyone a "head's up" on winter break and the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester. The academic calendar will be shifting in 2019-2020, but for this Spring 2019, we have a short Week of Welcome. Please be aware that Monday is December 31, 2018. This means the college will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2019. We will have a 3-day Week of Welcome starting Wednesday, January 2. Due to the short week, we will hold spring convocation on Thursday, January 3, 2019. 

Have a good semester!