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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]hawaii.edu.

 

2013 Applied Learning Summit

Participants in UH Hilo's 2013 Applied Learning Summit.
Participants in UH Hilo’s 2013 Applied Learning Summit.
Keynote
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
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.

More photos of the summit on Chancellor Straney’s flickr photostream.

2013 UH Hilo STEM Seminar Series begins; speakers scheduled throughout semester

Steven Gray
Steven Gray

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo’s 2013 UH Hilo STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Seminar Series began Feb. 27 with Dr. Daniel Wilson, dean of the University of Florida-Jacksonville Medical School, speaking on “Evolutionary Epidemiology in Medicine and Psychiatry.”

On March 20, Dr. Steven Gray, assistant professor of natural resources and environmental management at UH Mānoa, gave a talk titled, “Toward collaborative conservation: Integrating social science, natural science, and participation in U.S. fisheries management.”

The series is funded by the Chancellor’s Fund for Professional Development.

Sonia C. Flores
Sonia C. Flores will speak at UH Hilo on April 8.

Next scheduled speakers are:

  • April 8: Dr. Sonia Flores, Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, title to be announced. This is a Monday seminar at 5:00 p.m.
  • April 10: Dr. M. Steven Shackley, Emeritus Professor, Anthropology, University of California – Berkeley, Preliminary Title: “XRF, Lithic Technology, and the Southwest Archaeological Obsidian Project: Rewriting Preclassic Hohokam Prehistory.” This is a Monday seminar at 5:00 p.m.
  • April 17: Dr. Lisette de Pillis, Professor, Harvey Mudd College, Preliminary Title: “Mathematical Models of Cancer.”
  • April 24: Dr. Richard Hazlett, Geology Faculty, Pomona College, Preliminary Title: “Aleutian Island Volcanoes.”
  • April 26: Dr. David Clauge, Senior Scientist, Monteray Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Preliminary Title: “Application of Novel Technologies to studying the Seafloor.”
  • May 1: Nick Zentner, Instructor and Technician, Geology, Central Washington University, “Geology Outreach to the Community: Video, Interviews, Lectures, and Field Trips”

The series is open to the public. Presentations take place in the Marine Science Building, Room 101 at noon, unless otherwise noted, and are subject to change. Contact Dr. Steve Lundblad or Dr. Tracy Wiegner for more information.

2013 UH Hilo STEM Seminar Series open to the public, starts Feb. 27

UH HiloThe University of Hawai‘i at Hilo invites the public to its 2013 UH Hilo STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Seminar Series beginning Tuesday, Feb. 27. The seminar series is funded by the Chancellor’s Fund for Professional Development.

All presentations will take place in the Marine Science Building, Room 101 at noon, unless otherwise noted.

The 2013 spring schedule is as follows:

  • February 27: Dr. Daniel Wilson, Dean, University of Florida-Jacksonville Medical School, “Evolutionary Epidemiology in Medicine and Psychiatry”
  • March 20: Dr. Steven Gray, Assistant Professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, “Integrating social science, natural science, and participation in U.S. fisheries management”
  • April 8: Dr. Sonia Flores, Associate Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • April 10: Dr. M. Steven Shackley, Emeritus Professor, Anthropology, University of California – Berkeley, “Sourcing Archaeological Obsidian in the American Southwest and Mexico”
  • April 17: Dr. Lisette de Pillis, Professor, Mathematics, Harvey Mudd College
  • May 1: Nick Zentner, Instructor and Technician, Geology, Central Washington University, “Geology Outreach to the Community: Video, Interviews, Lectures, and Field Trips”

Call Dr. Steve Lundblad at 974-7641 or Dr. Tracy Wiegner at 933-3904 for more information.

UH Hilo’s Professional Development Committee holds kickoff event

Keynote speaker Taupouri Tangarō addresses the audience at the recent kickoff event held by UH Hilo’s Professional Development Committee.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Professional Development Committee held a successful kickoff event Sept. 19 on campus at Ho‘oulu Terrace. There were over a hundred faculty, staff and students in attendance.

“The Professional Development Committee was especially pleased by the turnout of staff and the positive verbal comments after the session,” says committee chair Jube Kuewa, acting director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action.

Taupouri Tangarō, PhD, assistant professor and chair of the Hawai‘i lifestyles department at Hawai‘i Community College, was the keynote speaker. Tangarō’s presentation was titled, “How Individual Professional Development Shapes Organizational Excellence.” He emphasized the importance of employees’ self actualization and organizational identity.

The event included a discussion on the application process for funding for professional development. The application deadline is October 5, 2012. The link to the application is: http://hilo.hawaii.edu/pro_development/documents/PD_Application.pdf

Kuewa says many staffers expressed being pleased at having an opportunity for training. Of note, one staffer said “she must thank the chancellor (for this opportunity).”

“The Professional Development Committee is prepared to do the hard work that’s coming up,” says Kuewa, noting that reviewing and deciding on applications, and planning two more training event presentations are current priorities.

Kuewa says he will be included in any university-level discussions regarding professional development.

“The PDC is now UH Hilo’s public entity on professional development,” says Kuewa. “PDC involvement will be useful in considering workforce concerns and in disseminating information to our faculty and staff on these matters.”

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