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Spring Professional Development Workshops

Announcement from the College of Continuing Education and Community Service on upcoming workshops funded by the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund.

UH logoAloha UH Hilo Community!

The College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) has reserved complimentary seats exclusively for UH Hilo faculty and staff in each of our Spring Professional Development workshops hosted by Fred Pryor Seminars & Career Track. As part of our initiative to address the UH Hilo Strategic Plan Goals 2, 5, and 6, we have been granted funds from the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund to service the organization and promote collaboration.

We are now accepting requests for fee waivers for our March workshop on How to Communicate with Tact and Professionalism. This workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will be held in the Kuakini Tower in Kona. All interested individuals will need to complete and submit the information below to CCECS for review by Wednesday, March 12th. Please copy and paste the information below along with your responses, then send to CCECS Program Coordinator Vicky Gapasen.




You will receive notification of the committee’s decision by Friday, March 14th.

A limited amount of fee waivers will also be available for these upcoming offerings:  The Project Management Workshop and Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects & Deadlines. To see a full list of our Spring PD 2014 offerings, go to Professional Development Courses.

Mahalo for your interest and participation in professional development!

Vicky Gapasen
Program Coordinator
UH Hilo College of Continuing Education
P: 974-7664
F:  933-8863

Apply now for 2013-2014 Chancellor’s Diversity Committee funds

The following announcement is on behalf of the Chancellor’s Diversity Committee:

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Applications for 2013-2014 Chancellor’s Diversity Committee funds are now being accepted. Guidelines and application instructions are available on the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Diversity Committee’s web page.

The purpose of the Diversity Committee Fund is to assist the UH Hilo campus “to cultivate, sustain and reflect a diverse, multicultural university that is rooted in the indigenous history of Hawaii” (UH Hilo Strategic Plan 2011-2015). It serves as a venue for facilitating campus-wide dialogue on diversity issues related to our living, learning and working environment.

The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m., November 30, 2013.

Workshop by Fulbright Ambassador on Nov. 15, university community invited to attend

Fulbright Ambassador Charles Sasaki will offer a workshop on his experience as a Fulbright Scholar to Germany and Russia

November 15, 2013
10:00 A.M.
Campus Center 301
University of Hawai‘i at Hilo

Charles Sasaki
Charles Sasaki

The Fulbright Ambassador Program trains and utilizes a select group of Fulbright Scholar alumni to serve as representatives for the Fulbright Scholar Program at campus workshops and academic conferences across the United States. Ambassadors have been selected from the full spectrum of U.S. academic disciplines, higher education institutions, and geographic regions and serve as official representatives of the Fulbright Scholar program at the events for which they are selected.

Charles Sasaki is dean of Arts and Sciences at the Kapi‘olani Community College. KCC is Hawai‘i’s largest and most comprehensive two-year college and enrolls one of the nation’s most diverse communities of students. As dean, Sasaki oversees instruction in nine world languages, transfer curricula for university-bound students, coursework to meet general education requirements, and select career programs including biotechnology, computer animation, and interface design. With particular interest in the needs of underserved and disadvantaged student populations, Sasaki has consulted for several institutions on curricular transformation and the assessment of learning outcomes.  He consults annually with the United Negro College Fund to advise on the allocation of over 20 million dollars in scholarship support through the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.

There is no charge for the workshop.

Fulbright campus representatives and interested faculty from UH Hilo and Hawai‘i CC are encouraged to attend.

For more information, please contact Charles Sasaki at sasakich[at] or Chancellor’s Professional Development Committee Co-Chair Kurt de la Cruz.

PDF of flyer.

Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund now available

This announcement is from the Chancellor’s Professional Development Committee:

UH HiloAloha,

The 2013-14 Application for the Chancellor’s Professional Development Fund is now available. Guidelines are also provided to assist applicants with the process.

The purpose of the Professional Development Fund is to provide opportunities for continued professional growth and development for faculty and staff, with a special emphasis on development that will have far-reaching impact on our campus and to our strategic plan goals.

The application deadline is 4:00pm, Friday, September 27, 2013.

Questions regarding the Professional Development Fund can be directed to uhhilopd[at]


2013 Applied Learning Summit

Participants in UH Hilo's 2013 Applied Learning Summit.
Participants in UH Hilo’s 2013 Applied Learning Summit.
Keynote speaker Rachel Vaughn (in red) converses with a group of summit participants.

The University of Hawai‘ i at Hilo’s Office of Applied Learning hosted the 2013 Applied Learning Summit on April 12-13. The event was attended by 110 educators and community members interested in developing and expanding applied learning opportunities for students. Keynote speakers were Rachel Vaughn, director of the Carlson Leadership and Public Service Center at the University of Washington, and Larry Michaelsen, founder of Team Based Learning and the Integrated Business Experience.

Keynote speaker Larry Michaelsen.

From the ALEX summit web page:

The overriding purpose of the ALEX Applied Learning Summit is to unite educators and community members in the exploration and development of real-world learning experiences for students, ideally within the local community. These learning experiences can take on a variety of forms, including internships, service learning, community based projects, practica, creative activities, and research. Though delivered in a variety of formats (plenary sessions, breakout sessions, panel discussions, and receptions) the Summit is designed to provide participants with hands-on opportunities to design and implement applied learning experiences in their organization or classroom. Many of the Summit’s expenses are underwritten by a Title III Alaska Native-Hawaiian Native (ANNH) Serving Institutions Grant.

Chancellor Straney talks to summit participants.
UH Hilo Chancellor Don Straney talks to summit participants.