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Hawaii Community College

Including its

University of Hawaii Center in

West Hawaii

Taking Stock

March 10, 2004

hawaii community college vision
Hawaii Community College Vision

The vision of Hawaii Community College is to serve the entire Island of Hawaii through distributed sites. Located in communities around the island, the College’s programs will provide access to training and educational opportunities, and support local economic development initiatives.

hawaii community college mission
Hawaii Community College Mission

The mission of Hawaii CC is to provide the community with a responsive educational environment that empowers learners to develop skills and knowledge to be responsible and productive in a complex world

the hawaii cc experience 4 cornerstones
The Hawaii CC Experience4 Cornerstones
  • Hawaiian Culture – Hawaii CC will become the center for the study of Hawaiian Culture, with emphasis on the practice, perpetuation, and evolution of the culture.
  • Environment – Hawaii CC strives to motivate, empower, and inspire learners to become more aware of Hawaii’s unique environment so that human impact is minimized while a sustainable future is insured.
the hawaii cc experience 4 cornerstones6
The Hawaii CC Experience4 Cornerstones
  • Technology – Hawaii CC is committed to providing and maintaining a broad-based campus-wide technology environment which will enhance learning, teaching and communication, and facilitate productivity in a changing world.
the hawaii cc experience 4 cornerstones7
The Hawaii CC Experience4 Cornerstones
  • Community Work-Based Learning – Hawaii CC will expand the walls of the classroom into the larger community for students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom so they may experience and learn from the challenges of the workplace and understand and begin to accept the responsibilities of being a productive citizen of this community.
special challenges
Special Challenges
  • Broad Geographic Reach
  • Large number of unprepared students
  • Large number of students who need financial aid to attend school
  • Coordination issues with UHH regarding facilities and services
  • Outdated facilities on lower campus
  • Retirements and unfilled positions
special advantages
Special Advantages
  • Great staff and faculty team
  • Excellent support from the community
  • Good relationships with other UHCC partners
  • Growing, bright and dynamic future on the Big Island
  • Opportunities in health care, nursing, educational services, construction and other fields
hawaii island interest survey
Hawaii Island Interest Survey
  • 1,335 adults surveyed
  • Over 36 years of age—82%
  • With less than 2-years of college—68%
  • Employed full-time—85%
  • Asked: Do you think HawCC offers classes that can help you? —91% YES
poverty
Poverty
  • Hawaii County may be the poorest county in the state
    • 11% of families under the federal poverty level compared to 6% statewide
  • County has 12% of the population, but
    • 21% of food stamp recipients
    • 21% of those receiving TANF
    • 25% of those who receive general assistance
youth are at great risk
Youth Are At Great Risk
  • Drug problem…arrests for “ice” and related offenses are up nearly 900%
  • Over 50% of the islands public high school students are considered economically disadvantaged, with limited English proficiency, or in need of special education
how great is the need for educational opportunity
How Great Is The Need for Educational Opportunity?
  • Of persons 25 and older, 22% have no high school diploma
  • 50% of those with a high school diploma have no college degree
  • A growing number of students are leaving the state for college (nearly 30% in Hawaii versus about 18% nationally)
who does hawcc serve enrollments june 2001 through may 2002
Who Does HawCC Serve: Enrollments (June 2001 through May 2002)
  • 2,570 certificate and degree programs
  • +4,853 short-term training programs
  • 7,423 people served
enrollment fall 2002 2 182
Career and Technical 60%

Liberal Arts 40%

Men 37%

Women 63%

First year 56%

Second year 39%

Enrollment Fall 2002 (2,182)
student goals
Student Goals

To obtain job-related skills

To obtain an associates degree

To obtain knowledge in a specific area

To transfer to a 4-year college

To complete a certificate program

To update job skills

To take one or more courses for self-improvement

To change careers

what are their lives like
What Are Their Lives Like?
  • Live with parents—44%
  • First generation—56%
  • Not married—82%
  • Work off-campus—65%
  • Attend full-time—53%
most are not ready
Most Are Not Ready

COMPASS Placement Test Level

By Percentage of Applicants

how many finish or complete
How Many Finish or Complete?
  • 320 graduates in spring 2001
    • 159 earned 2-year career or technical
    • 102 earned transfer degree (A.A)
    • 59 earned one-year career or technical
    • Many 100s more complete short-term training programs in the course of a year
students reasons for leaving
Students’ Reasons for Leaving

Lack of finances

Moving/relocating

Working full-time

Caring for dependents

Change in career plans

Educational goals changed

Academically unprepared

Mismatch with college objectives

student satisfaction educational experience
Student Satisfaction: Educational Experience

Overall Satisfaction Is High

85%

82% of HawCC students surveyed rated their educational experience either excellent or good

85% of students surveyed at small colleges rated their educational experience either excellent or good

hawaii community college management goals short term
Hawaii Community CollegeManagement Goals Short-term
  • Recruit permanent Chancellor
  • Resolve shared services issues with UH Hilo
  • Recruit CAO, Director of OCET, Director of Administrative Services
  • Obtain the resources to support instructional needs – classroom technology, new equipment for trades and industry, faculty development
  • Create clearer financial management system with the goal of preparing unit level performance management system and decentralizing decision making – will require training and communication
hawaii community college management goals medium term
Hawaii Community CollegeManagement Goals -Medium term

Improve academic articulation & efficiencies with UH Hilo (remedial courses, ESL, 2+2)

Revenue enhancement

  • Federal grants
  • Work with UHF on capital campaigns
  • Alumni support
  • Engage Community Advisory Boards
  • Enhanced partnerships with local organizations
hawaii community college management goals long term
Hawaii Community CollegeManagement Goals – Long term
  • Continued alignment with community to meet workforce training needs
  • Work with community to determine academic programs in West Hawaii
  • Physical facilities investments in East Hawaii
  • Physical facilities investments in West Hawaii