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Month: February 2018

Are you worried about one of our students? Faculty and staff are encouraged to do online simulation exercise

A Message from University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Counseling Services: Faculty and staff can take small steps that make a big difference to support students when they need it the most.

Health and wellnes programs logo with lehua flower.Our students face increasing pressures that can lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and even thoughts of suicide. As faculty and staff, we can take small steps that make a big difference to support our students when they need it the most.

With the support of The Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund, Counseling Services and the UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Committee have adopted an online conversation simulation, “Kognito At-Risk for Faculty & Staff,” to help us learn to notice signs of distress, use techniques to discuss our concerns, and, if necessary, refer students to appropriate resources.

At-Risk for Faculty & Staff lets you practice these challenging conversations at your own pace through role-play with virtual students. In a national study of effectiveness, this simulation has been shown to increase the number of student referrals to counseling. It is also listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry and under review for inclusion in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.

To do online simulation exercise

1. Go to online Kognito website.

2. Create a new account.

3. Use enrollment key: uhilof

4. Launch At-Risk for Faculty & Staff

This short 30-45 min training can be completed in multiple sittings and your progress will be saved. You may need to unblock pop-ups in your browser for the simulation to open. Please note that UH Hilo has a Care Team in place of a BIT Team.

“This is a really, really great training resource. The dialogue and content are very apropos to this population group… I think this is a perfect way for faculty, staff, and student peers to learn about conversational strategies to identify and refer a student in distress. I hope that others have, or intend to view this resource before its closure date.” —UH Hilo Faculty

Kognito Workshop Training & Discussion 

Dates:

  • Monday, March 12, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, March 14, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 15, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
  • Thursday, March 15, 12:30-1:30 pm

Place: University Classroom Building, room 102

RSVP online by Friday, March 9, 2018.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like fliers, contact Emily Low.

Counseling Services and the UH Hilo Suicide Prevention Committee.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255.

Crisis Text Line 741-741.

Greg Chun to serve as as senior advisor to UH on Maunakea

Greg Chun will represent the university externally on all matters relating to Maunakea, including the many discussions of alternative models of management.

Greg Chun
Greg Chun

Greg Chun has been appointed as senior advisor to University of Hawaiʻi President David Lassner and UH Hilo Interim Chancellor Marcia Sakai in overseeing the fulfillment of the responsibilities of the entire UH System on Maunakea. Chun is a UH Mānoa faculty member whose work focuses on the intersection of land use, community engagement and culture. Chun also chairs the Maunakea Management Board.

“Greg is extraordinarily well qualified and prepared to help the entire university and state move forward,” says Lassner in making the appointment. “Greg’s new role will enable him to represent the university externally on all matters relating to Maunakea, including the many discussions of alternative models of management. At the same time, he will be able to assist the entire University of Hawaiʻi in continuing to advance what have become award-winning stewardship and management programs across all parts of the institution.”

Chun is a graduate of Kamehameha Schools and has formal training as a clinical psychologist. Now residing on Hawaiʻi Island, Chun has served at the senior executive level with both Kamehameha Schools and the Parker Ranch. He has experience with restoration of historic Hawaiian sites in West Hawaiʻi and Molokai, in the development of educational and cultural programming as well as Hawaiian culture and values training, and providing leadership and organizational development.

 

UH System News.

Hawai‘i Sustainability in Higher Education Virtual Symposium, Feb. 8-9

University of Hawai‘i at Hilo faculty, staff and students can participate in two days of the Hawai‘i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit through a Virtual Symposium.

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
9:30-10:30 a.m.: Opening Plenary Session
10:30-11:30 a.m.: Panel on “Climate Change and Our Futures”
UH Hilo CyberCANOE, Mookini Library, LRC 350

Poster with information that can be found in the content of this post.
Click image for details on this symposium.

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
8:00-11:00 a.m.: Panel on “Grand Challenges of Water”
11:00 am-1:00 p.m.: Panel on “Meeting of Wisdoms”
UH Hilo Campus Center, 301

Learn more about the summit.

6th Annual Hawai‘i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit, Hawai‘i Island, Feb 8-10

Delegations from all 10 UH campuses will gather to learn together.

Gold UH Seal

The Annual Hawai‘i Sustainability in Higher Education Summit serves as a cornerstone event to advance the University of Hawai‘i Executive Sustainability Policy EP 4.202 strategic sustainability initiatives from year to year. Delegations from all 10 UH campuses gather to learn together from local practitioners, national subject matter experts, and each other, and to set the action agenda for implementation of strategic initiatives each year.

The theme of this year’s summit is, “Exploring the meeting of wisdoms between indigenous ancestral knowledge systems and western empirical sciences.”

The summit will be held at three locations on Hawai‘i Island:

Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Hawai‘i Community College Palamanui-Kona

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
UH Hilo

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
Student Sustainability Summit
Kilauea Military Camp, Volcano

Planned events on the UH Hilo campus, Feb. 9:

Virtual Symposium
Time: 8:00-11:00 a.m.
Location: Campus Center 301
A virtual symposium featuring interactive online presentations exploring lessons learned while teaching to the Grand Challenges of Water.

Panel: “Meeting of Wisdoms” with Pualani Kanakaʻole Kanahele, Christian Giardina, Luka (Kanakaole) Mossman, Kealakaʻi Kanakaole, Ulumauahi Kealiʻikanakaʻoleohaililani. Moderated by John DeFries.
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Campus Center 301
Panel will explore the meeting of wisdoms between indigenous ancestral knowledge systems and western empirical sciences.

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