Author Archives: Sunyeen Pai

Testing Center: Service Updates for Summer and Fall 2022

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Due to a 250% increase in DCO and hybrid classes, the Testing Center is concerned about our capacity to meet everyone’s expectations for testing. In consultation with the VCAA and on a trial basis, for Summer and Fall 2022, the Testing Center will offer the following services for Kapiʻolani CC classes and Kapiʻolani CC students taking classes at other campuses.  All tests are conducted in-person and by appointment only. The Testing Center does not support remote proctoring. With the uncertainties of the pandemic, we recommend having a backup assessment plan in place.

For Placement/Qualifying Tests:

  • Placement Testing (ACCUPLACER and Foreign Languages)

  • ATI TEAS

For Academic Tests, supported test types are listed by class modality:

Face-to-Face (F2F):

  • Online tests only (Laulima, Pearson, etc)

  • Make Up Tests (online and paper tests)

  • Students with testing accommodations (online and paper tests)

Hybrid:

  • Online and Paper Tests

  • Make Up Tests (online and paper tests)

  • Students with testing accommodations (online and paper tests)

Any form of Distance Education, including DCO (Distance-Completely Online)*, DTV (Distance-Cable TV), DIV (Distance-Interactive Video):

  • Make Up Tests (online and paper tests)

  • Students with testing accommodations (online and paper tests).

*Per University of Hawaiʻi system memo, May 7, 2021, subject: Instructional Method Codes, for DCO classes the “student is never required to visit campus or a UH site (e.g. for testing…)”.

If you have any questions, please contact Sunny Pai at sunyeen@hawaii.edu or visit the Testing Center website.

This Friday, come talk story with Sheryl Shook as she shares her OER journey

Join us for OER Office Hours Session #7 topic, Your Sustainable OER Journey.

Topic Description: 

A presentation by Sheryl Shook (Assistant Professor in Natural Science/Biological Science at Kapiʻolani Community College) concludes our spring 2022 sessions with a reminder that there’s always a place for you in the landscape of OER. Sheryl will share her own inspired OER journey as we discuss together how to align our professional values with OER opportunities for sustainable impact.

Zoom link: go.hawaii.edu/VPZ

Date: Friday, 4/22/22

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

Topic: Your Sustainable OER Journey

ACCJC webinar: The Formative Summative Peer Review Model

This peer review model, to be used in our next 7-year college Institutional Self Evaluation Report, is reviewed in this webinar. It was used by The Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ASC-WASC) in the highly successful accreditation review of UH Mānoa and of UH West Oʻahu. It looks to be a more supportive and improvement-oriented method of review.

The Formative Summative Peer Review Model
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (PDT)
Place: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84750976200

The Formative Summative Peer Review (FSPR) Model is coming of age. By Fall 2022, all colleges will be following this approach during their accreditation peer review process. Join ACCJC staff and presenters from “pioneer” colleges that have participated in the FSPR pilot project to learn how this novel approach will benefit colleges and how to prepare for a visit.

ACCJC Staff:
– Kevin Bontenbal, Vice President
– Cindy Miles, Interim President
– Gohar Momjian, Vice President
– Catherine Webb, Vice President

Panelists:
– Cindi Napoli-Abella Reiss, ACCJC Commissioner – Ad hoc Formative/Summative Review Model Committee Chair
– Whitney Yamamura, President, Folsom Lake College – Team Chair
– Seher Awan, President, Los Angeles Southwest College – Team Vice Chair
– Kaneesha Tarrant, Vice President, Student Services, Norco College – Peer Reviewer
– Jeff Stearns, Associate Professor, Language Arts and ALO, Honolulu Community College – Peer Reviewer
– Kindred Murillo, President, Santa Barbara City College – Pilot College
– Aaron Voelcker, Dean, Institutional Effectiveness, Library & Learning Support Services, Santiago Canyon College – Pilot College

For those unable to attend, the session will be recorded and available at https://accjc.org/webinar/.

End of semester OER talk story! Two more OER Office Hours

4/8/22, Friday, 9:00-10:00am – Let’s Make OER: UH Pressbooks and OER Commons Hub

Topic Description: Have you been waiting for the right moment to start making OER? Presenter Billy Meinke-Lau (OER Technologist, UHM Outreach College) introduces authoring platforms Pressbooks and the UH OER Commons Hub. Stop by and share with us your OER creation questions.

4/22/22, Friday, 9:00-10:00am – Your Sustainable OER Journey

Topic Description: A presentation by Sheryl Shook (Assistant Professor in Natural Science/Biological Science at Kapiʻolani Community College) concludes our spring 2022 sessions with a reminder that there’s always a place for you in the landscape of OER. Sheryl will share her own inspired OER journey as we discuss together how to align our professional values with OER opportunities for sustainable impact.

Zoom link:  go.hawaii.edu/VPZ

Here’s a flyer to remind you!

OER Office Hours is a project of the UHCC OER Team. Each session includes a topic presentation and discussion, as well as open time for questions related to OER and open education. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Yamashita (Leeward CC Library) at jasonty@hawaii.edu or by phone at 808-455-0674.

OER Office Hours (open educational resources)

We have a three session line-up!

Don’t miss our textbook heroes Carl Polley and Sheryl Shook talk about their work with OER.

4/1/22, Friday, 9:00-10:00am – OER Creation Project Spotlight

Topic Description: Tune in to hear Carl Polley talk about his CHN 102 course and Windward Community College’s Christian Palmer talk about his OER project on sustainability.

After that,

4/8/22, Friday, 9:00-10:00am – Let’s Make OER: UH Pressbooks and OER Commons Hub

Topic Description: Have you been waiting for the right moment to start making OER? Presenter Billy Meinke-Lau (OER Technologist, UHM Outreach College) introduces authoring platforms Pressbooks and the OER Commons Hub. Stop by and share with us your OER creation questions.

4/22/22, Friday, 9:00-10:00am – Your Sustainable OER Journey

Topic Description: A presentation by Sheryl Shook (Assistant Professor in Natural Science/Biological Science at Kapiʻolani Community College) concludes our spring 2022 sessions with a reminder that there’s always a place for you in the landscape of OER. Sheryl will share her own inspired OER journey as we discuss together how to align our professional values with OER opportunities for sustainable impact.

Zoom link:  go.hawaii.edu/VPZ

Here’s a flyer to remind you!

OER Office Hours is a project of the UHCC OER Team. Each session includes a topic presentation and discussion, as well as open time for questions related to OER and open education. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Yamashita (Leeward CC Library) at jasonty@hawaii.edu or by phone at 808-455-0674.

Open Educational Resources (and TXT0) Office Hours: April 1

Remember! To come visit the next OOH and listen to our very own Carl Polley talk about his adventures in OER! Carl is the Chinese discipline coordinator at Kapiʻolani Community College.  He has published an OER textbook for CHN101 on LibreTexts, and is currently working on the development of an OER textbook and course materials for CHN102.

Join us in Zoom for OER Office Hours (Session #5) on Friday, April 1, 2022. In the fall semester we showcased two UHCC OER Incentive Program proposals from faculty working on OER modification projects. We now invite you to learn about our OER creation project awardees who will share their project proposals, current experiences, and lessons learned.

Presenters:

Carl Polley, Chinese discipline coordinator at Kapiʻolani Community College, is developing an OER course text for CHN 102 – Elementary Mandarin II.

Christian Palmer, assistant professor in Anthropology at Windward Community College, is creating an introductory OER text to support teaching sustainability-focused courses across the disciplines.

Date: Friday, 4/1/22
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Topic: OER Creation Project Spotlight

Zoom link:  go.hawaii.edu/VPZ

All UHCC faculty and staff are welcome to attend. No registration required. OER Office Hours is a project of the UHCC OER Team. Each session includes a topic presentation and discussion, as well as open time for questions related to OER and open education. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Yamashita (Leeward CC Library) at jasonty@hawaii.edu or by phone at 808-455-0674.

Exploring and Using the Bamboo Ridge Archives at Kapi’olani CC Library

For Pleasure or the Classroom
Saturday, March 26 2022
10:30 to 11:30 AM HST

with Jean Yamasaki Toyama, Kent Sakoda,
Donald Carreira Ching, Wing Tek Lum, and Sunny Pai
Register at:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3dcmeYsfSHKYQJzwpEnMKw

Free and open to the public. For more info visit bambooridge.org or contact  read@bambooridge.org

 

Open Educational Resources (and TXT0) Office Hours: April 1

Come visit the next OOH and listen to our very own Carl Polley talk about his adventures in OER! Carl is the Chinese discipline coordinator at Kapiʻolani Community College.  He has published an OER textbook for CHN101 on LibreTexts, and is currently working on the development of an OER textbook and course materials for CHN102.

Join us in Zoom. All UHCC faculty and staff are welcome to attend. No registration required.

Join us for OER Office Hours (Session #5) on Friday, April 1, 2022. In the fall semester we showcased two awarded UHCC OER Incentive Program proposals from faculty working on OER modification projects. We now invite you to learn about our OER creation project awardees who will share their project proposals, current experiences, and lessons learned. We have two scheduled presenters for the April 1st session – Carl Polley (Kapiʻolani CC) and Christian Palmer (Windward CC). They will share their progress on their OER creation projects.

Date: Friday, 4/1/22
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Topic: OER Creation Project Spotlight

Zoom link:  go.hawaii.edu/VPZ

OER Office Hours is a project of the UHCC OER Team. Each session includes a topic presentation and discussion, as well as open time for questions related to OER and open education. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Yamashita (Leeward CC Library) at jasonty@hawaii.edu or by phone at 808-455-0674.

UHCC Open Educational Resources (OER) Office Hours

OER Office Hours returns on Friday, February 25th with the Session #4 topic, Creating Visuals for OER. Daniela Elliott, Leeward CC Assistant Professor of Botany and Agriculture, will share her experience and tips using Pages, Illustrator, and Procreate; including examples from her co-authored fall 2021 published OER textbook Botany in Hawaiʻi.

Date: Friday, 2/25/22

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM  (Feel free to bring your lunch!)

Topic: Creating Visuals for OER

Zoom link:  go.hawaii.edu/VPZ

OER Office Hours is a project of the UHCC OER Team. Each session includes a topic presentation and discussion, as well as open time for questions related to OER and open education. If you have any questions, please contact Jason Yamashita (Leeward CC Library) at jasonty@hawaii.edu or by phone at 808-455-0674.