Chancellor’s Advisory Council Minutes
November 13, 2007
The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant
Present: Del Adlawan, Susan Bendon, Dave Gleason, Jeff Halpin, Gwen Hiraga,
Richard Kipper, John Kreag, Bob Lloyd, Mitchell Nishimoto, Martin Quill, Karen
Williams, Leona Wilson, William Wong
MCC: Clyde Sakamoto, Marilyn Fornwall,
Michele Katsutani, Suzette Robinson, Alvin Tagamori, David Tamanaha
Order: Richard Kipper called the meeting to order at 12:00
Approval of Minutes: The minutes of the September 2007 meeting were
approved as circulated.
Introduction: The newest CAC member, Karen Williams, was introduced by Bob Lloyd. Karen owns her own business and has agreed to serve on the Horizon’s Committee.
- Chris Speere reported earning
$55,000 on the Noble Grape event in October.
- A planned giving
seminar will be presented by the UH Foundation on October 30th
for community members.
- Maui Community
College is in collaboration with the county on new
- Dave Gleason hosted the
Maui Nurses Scholarship Tournament at the Dunes Golf Course.
- Lori Govaars underwent
training with Steven Covey and will train others in Hawaii.
- Enrollment is over 3000
- Enrollment at the
Lahaina Ed Center is over 100 students.
- Occupancy of the student
center should happen soon. There
are a few items that need to be completed.
- Clyde met with the WASC Sr.
commission to discuss future direction of accreditation as more
bachelor’s and associate’s degrees are added. Currently we have accreditation through
the WASC Jr. and Sr. commissions with two sets of standards and two sets
of dues. Two options were
discussed under a UH Maui umbrella:
- Option One: Rename the institution UH Maui College (UHMC)
with Maui Community
College and the University Center
incorporated as part this entity. Under the first option, the WASC Sr.
Commission would assume full accreditation authority for both associates
and bachelors degree programs. Generally, a single self-study report
applying a single set of standards, a single visiting team, and one set
of accreditation and visit fees would be assessed.
- Option Two: retain Maui
Community College and create a
new entity called UH Maui College possibly including the University Center
with it. The leadership
organizational chart would change.
Payment of annual fees to both the Sr. and Jr. Commissions would be required: $10,000 to the Sr. Commission,
$8,000 to the Jr. Commission and about $17,000 per each joint commission
visit. Richard asked where the University Center fit in and which degrees
would then come from MCC. A list
of the possible degrees was reviewed.
The college has a goal to provide living wage careers for
residents of Maui
more two and four year degrees with county and federal grants plus state
funding support. .
- Horizons – Several
avenues were reviewed:
- Pacific Radio Group
agreement - $40,000 in advertising will be given to MCC in exchange for engaging
students in these new media opportunities.
- CAC giving has reached
- Business Forum – a
group of local business people and seasonal residents with business
backgrounds will meet to discuss the ABIT program and other areas required
to expand, support and strengthen business education programs.
- A request for $10,000 to
fund faculty and staff development was presented and approved.
- Program Committee – John
Kreag reported on Vice President for CC’s John Morton’s presentation. . The purpose of the committee is to be an
advocate as well as reviewer of programs and offer advice, not
dictate. Four meetings will be held
each year, in February, March, September, and October. Focus of discussions will be to improve
program performance by:
- Identifying and developing
- Encouraging program
sustainability through working with employers – to provide sustainable
living wage jobs for our residents.
– Some new
areas of need and opportunity to be examined for feasibility by the college:
- Adaptive Optics
- Biotech – seed development
- Dental hygiene –
approval sought at the BOR meeting in November
- Nursing – long term
- Science – Tech teacher
- Applied engineering
- Digital media – working
with Chris Lee
- Applied ocean science –
we have resources but not the program
construction tech and sustainable sciences (Marty suggested putting water
- Information technology
- Information &
- Business and accounting
- Hawaiian Language &
need to be made by March for presentation to WASC. Faculty committees have been formed. These programs could be housed into our
present and projected new science facilities.
Bill asked if the quality of our current programs was strong enough to
warrant expansion in other fields. Nursing is excellent, culinary is good and
improving, but some of our other programs need improvement related to
retention, persistence, graduation, and overall student achievement. Community needs require college to strengthen
programs even as expansion is considered. .
November 16 Board of Regents reception (6:00 p.m.)
December 5 Business Advisory Council Meeting
December 7/8 Water Forum
June 14, 2008 Chancellor’s Golf Tournament
Clyde was asked if the college was involved in
county planning. He remarked that the
college has involvement with Decisions Maui and the new Ka Ipu Kukui Leadership
program that seeks to develop young leaders and future participants in the
planning process. MCC additionally works
closely with the county on meeting workforce needs but must consider applied
research to assess community-based needs and opportunities more systematically.
Clyde also reported that discussion has taken
place in reference to the Advanced Technology Telescope and that some of the
faculty are opposed while others are considering the provisions of a mitigation
proposal which may benefit young Hawaiians who may be prepared to pursue
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math-based careers through a 10 year
grant from the National Science Foundation.
Lau Ulu, our Native Hawaiian faculty and staff was invited to comment
and join the effort. The proposal would provide STEM educational
support for young Hawaiians from
elementary to post-doctoral levels with support from the Institute for Astronomy,
other science disciplines and NSF. The
project would seek to elevate the role of STEM-prepared Hawaiian students who
would also interpret and articulate the Hawaiian cultural and scientific value
of solar research conducted atop Haleakala.
Kamehameha Schools has been
asked for and consented to support this complementary path between science and
Hawaiian culture. OHA’s support will also be sought.
Next Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008
Leis Family Class Act