For 2020, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations have some of the highest growth rates in the U.S.
“Failure to produce highly reliable estimates on numerically small diverse populations at the national level compromises effective planning and interventions to address their social, economic and health concerns.” (AAPI Nexus Journal Fall 2011).
Sustain focus on Native Hawaiian and other Underrepresented groups (Samoans, Micronesians, Filipinos)
Changes in American Higher Education: New Millennium
2000-2010 – AAC&U - “Greater Expectations”
Access and Success for All Students –Edgar Beckham
2002-2012 ACCJC/WASC “Learning Outcomes” for Students = Capabilities
2002-2005 – Campus Compact – Indicators of Civic Engagement
2006, 2008, 2010 - Carnegie Classification of Community Engagement
Sustained social capital of students guided by sustained intellectual capital of faculty can “reduce the severity” of the problems we confront.
Members of Kapi‘olani Community College’s Service-Learning Team: Students: Nicole Medeiros, Kathryn Roberts, Michi Atkinson, Allan Kaleikilo, and Shannon Phenix. Outreach Coordinator, Melisa Orozco.
Oceanic Time Warner Cable President, Nate Smith: "What I'm hoping to do is use the power of our distribution and penetration to get the kids in the community involved in making it a better community themselves. It's about accountability." The partnership with Oceanic Time Warner Cable bridges the gap between education and entertainment. Palolo residents can now watch and learn their ABCs on TV.
Student leader, Michi Atkinson, sits with Palolo El students she tutors.
Kapiolani World AIDS Day
KCC STEM Mission
1.To provide KCC Students with workforce skills and transfer opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Paid undergraduate research internships in pre-transfer summers (8 per year). Private sector internships developed
Service-Learning to reach Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Filipino students and families with financial aid, college and career awareness programs
STEM into the Palolo Pipeline.
Discovery Science Center in Palolo Public Housing.
Ecological modeling of ahupua’a mountain-to-sea systems on O’ahu will “pathway” to new competitive science research on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
DEW within Hawaii EPSCoR Program
Focus on getting more Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, and Filipinos into STEM majors at UH Manoa and UH Hilo, and STEM career statewide
STEM workforce=STEM careers, research community, professoriate
Evaluation and research to contribute to the growing number of models for broadening participation of underrepresented groups.
Kapi‘olani Ecology of Learning
Centers & Labs
Accreditation Commendations 2012-13
Refining and implementing a mission statement that reflects the commitment of the College to meet the educational needs of the Native Hawaiian people.
Commitment to honoring and nurturing the Native Hawaiian culture reflected in structure, activities, and programs.
The depth and breadth of the programs and cultural activities that contribute to an environment that honors Native Hawaiian faculty, staff, and students, and encourages diversity and civic engagement for all.