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; the programs in Automotive Technology are accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation and the programs in Health Information Technology are accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

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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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Presentations and handouts from past Convocations.

Related Links

from the vcaa's blog

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 4:39pm

Hi everyone!

Happy New Year and welcome back! I want to take a minute to provide you with some announcements and reminders for the spring semester including:

Revised Integrated Planning & Budgeting Process Timeline... Read the entire article

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 4:53pm

We have just over a week to go until the accreditation team will be on site. I invite you view my video t in preparation for the visit. If you have any questions... Read the entire article

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 4:48pm

It's that time of year again! Time to review our programs and activities as we proceed with our annual planning and budgeting process. Included is the timeline of our Integrated Planning and Budgeting process. At Leeward, we use the... Read the entire article

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 4:40pm

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. ... Read the entire article