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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.

Donate Your Cap & Gown after Commencements

Recylce SymbolHelp Make Graduation more Sustainable!

Did you know that caps and gowns are made from petroleum-based chemicals (PET) and are not biodegradable?  And, since we only wear them once, most end up in landfills.

Donating your cap & gown after the Commencement Celebrations will keep more caps and gowns out of landfills.  How?  Donated caps and gowns are cleaned and sanitized by the Honor Society and then rented out to students next year.  You also are helping students save money since the rental is 60% cheaper than buying everything new.

How to Donate:

When: Immediately after the Commencement Ceremony on May 13th

Cap & Gown Donation

Donate Cap Gown after the Commencement Ceremony

Where: at the Lei Zone Tent (near Cafeteria)

Any time after the ceremony: donate them in the lobby of Lama Library

You will receive a Greener Graduation Certificate that you will list on your resume, showing your participation in this program and commitment to sustainability, which employers are looking for.  So be sure to scan the QR code when you donate.

If you have any questions, contact the Alpha Kappa Psi chapter of the Phi Theta Honor Society, which sponsors this initiative, at kcchonor@hawaii.edu

 

🔥 How Can We Help Student ACHIEVE: 2 pm to 4 pm

Ever wonder how to get more students engaged in your class, program, or service? What are their experiences on our campus? Pop in anytime to hear what student researchers found when they collected stories across campus and how they would like to integrate student voices and experiences into the future direction of our college.

This is the last of the Pāoa panels, and faculty/staff have used these sessions to provide input and ask the students for their thoughts on how to improve their programs and classes.

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Wed, May 4 @ 2 PM-4 PM: Achieve
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

🎊 Congratulations to advisors Puna, Vern, Kristie, Miki, Donovan, and Erica for all their hard work this semester guiding our students!

🌊 SURF LAST DAY Overview @10 am to 4 pm

We have a jampacked final day of SURF! Take a break, bring some snacks, and come learn something new at our 15-20 minute drop-in presentations. All you need to do is go to our SURF Website to sign in and check the agenda for presentation materials and links. See you there!

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Monday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 4
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

Today, our KapCC students are trying to solve the following problems (sessions are an hour unless marked):

  • 🌱How do students help educate our local communities about the endemic/indigenous plants at KapCC and make them more visible? @ 10 am.
  • 💧We’ve got  native birds, humpback whales, & urban farms from the Marine Options Program @ 1 pm
  • 🌳How can we help cultivate native plant species in Wailupe valley and restore the natural habitat of the Oʻahu ʻElepaio, an endangered native bird?   @ 2 pm.
  • 📱 Learn how sustainability intersects with Tik Tok, Pacific Islander cultural lifestyles, Red Hill Water crisis, mental health, foster families, and more with projects Radford High School Early College Program @ 2 pm
  • 💖Students in the Resilience Corps Leaders (RCL) program are mapping out stories of place-based resilience from kupuna and building toward a stronger community @ 3 pm

Throughout the day:

🦺What can I do to mitigate the damage to my community after a natural disaster? Today, we have presentations that connect students’ lives with coastal erosion, megadroughts, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Ike, Typhoon Haiyan, and Typhoon Mangkhut. 

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

🔥 Panels on How to Connect and Prepare Students TODAY

Ever wonder how to get more students engaged in your class, program, or service? What are their experiences on our campus? How do they see the college? Pop in anytime to hear what student researchers found when they collected stories across campus and how they would like to integrate student voices and experiences into the future direction of our college.

Presentations are grouped by KapCC’s Student Success Pathway bubbles to provide different perspectives on the following topics. Click on the image to see a larger image of students and titles (readable PDF):

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Online presentations via Google Meet
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

Tues, May 3 @ 12 PM-2 PM: Connect
Tues, May 3 @ 10 AM-12 PM: Prepare
Wed, May 4 @ 2 PM-4 PM: Achieve

🎊 Congratulations to advisors Puna, Vern, Kristie, Miki, Donovan, and Erica for all their hard work this semester guiding our students!

🌊 SURF Tuesday Overview @10 am to 4 pm

Take a break, bring some snacks, and come learn something new at our 15-20 minute drop-in presentations. We are posting overviews every day during SURF in the KapCC Newsletter so you can quickly see what’s going on!  All you need to do is go to our SURF Website to sign in and check the agenda for presentation materials and links. See you there!

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Monday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 4
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

Today, our KapCC students are trying to solve the following problems (sessions are an hour unless marked):

  • 🕊️ An important navigational guide, the Manu-o-Kū makes its home on our campus, and students track their nesting habits every semester. Learn about how the Manu-o-Kū are doing and where they nest (like the parking lot!) @ 10 am.
  • Jenny Brown asks how can we sustain watersheds in a responsible manner and promote resilience @ 11 am
  •  Learn about innovative housing solutions for the houseless @ 11 am and dating and plantation nostalgia @ 1 pm in session by the CUH & KapCC research program
  • 🦟Mosquitos bugging you lately? Learn about what they like and don’t like @ 2 pm to 4 pm

Throughout the day:

🦺What can I do to mitigate the damage to my community after a natural disaster? Today, we have presentations on Hurricane Michael, Big Island eruptions, climate change, and typhoons in S. Korea. 

🌄What can I find at the center of my ahupuaʻa and does it connect to moʻolelo or community planning? Engineers map out Waikele and Waimanō today.

Contact: Li-Anne Delavega at ldelaveg@hawaii.edu or Kalei Galarita kgalarit@hawaii.edu

Last Wellness Wednesday: “Sustaining Resilience Through the Storms of Life” | Ka‘au Program – May 4, 2022 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM

The pandemic has created collective stress, disruption, and loss to all our lives. Resilience is how we cope in the face of these storms. This will be a space to discuss how to stay afloat during these unprecedented times, and sustain ourselves going forward.

Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/KapKaauWellnessWed

or Scan the QR code 

Presented by Brooke Conway (Ka‘au Program Wellness Counselor, Kapi‘olani CC )

This will be the last week of Wellness Wednesday presentation for the Spring 2022 semester.

 

🔥 Three Panels on KapCC Student Perspectives TODAY

Ever wonder how to get more students engaged in your class, program, or service? What are their experiences on our campus? How do they see the college? Pop in anytime to hear what student researchers found when they collected stories across campus and how they would like to integrate student voices and experiences into the future direction of our college.

Presentations are grouped by KapCC’s Student Success Pathway bubbles to provide different perspectives on the following topics. Click on the image to see a larger image of students and titles (readable PDF):

Spring 2022 Student Undergraduate Research Fair (SURF)
Online presentations via Google Meet
Event Info, Sign-in, and Agenda: https://kapcc-research.wixsite.com/surf

Mon, May 2 @ 10 AM-12 pm: Thrive
Mon, May 2 @ 12 PM-2 pm: Engage
Mon, May 2 @ 1 PM-3 PM: Learn
Tues, May 3 @ 12 PM-2 PM: Connect
Tues, May 3 @ 10 AM-12 PM: Prepare
Wed, May 4 @ 2 PM-4 PM: Achieve

🎊 Congratulations to advisors Puna, Vern, Kristie, Miki, Donovan, and Erica for all their hard work this semester guiding our students!

Contact: Kara Plamann Wagoner, Michaelyn Nakoa, or Li-Anne Delavega