Hawaii Student Success Institute 2020

March 6, 2020
Hilton Hawaiian Village

The Hawai'i Student Success Institute held on March 6, 2020 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, drew more than 1,000 colleagues from the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges. This was the 11th institute where participants engage in best practices, innovations, and strategies that lead to increased student success. In addition to exploring what our colleges are doing, participants learned about system-wide progress and national student success trends in higher education.

This year's theme, "20/20 Vision on Students' Success" reflects the UHCC's ongoing commitment to increasing the number of students receiving a degree or certificate per the Hawai'i Graduation Initiative and the shared understanding of the impact we all have on our students.

Mahalo to all that participated and engaged in discussions on helping our students succeed.


Session 1

  • Everyday Customer Service for Frontline Professionals
  • Drug Recognition / Trends
  • Deep Dive into Answering Why with Mark Perna
  • Kūkākūkā: A Panel Discussion with Accelerated Online (5-Week) Faculty and Students
  • Reducing Barrier to Academic Success
  • Building Proficiency Through Online Activities in Face-to-Face and Online Japanese Language Courses
  • Create OER with LibreTexts
  • What's Your Style? Tips to Improve Student Success in the Online Realm
  • First-Year Writing Co-Requisite Course: Student Writing Skills, Learning Strategies, and Decision Making
  • Accountability Practices for a Productive Learning Environment
  • Working with Early College Students
  • Strategies to Engage Underserved Populations through Early College
  • Integrating Sustainability Across Disciplines: Lessons Learned in Teaching Sustainability Related and Sustainability Focus Classes
  • Aloha Kahoʻolawe: Living Hawaiian Place-Based Education Through Aloha ʻĀina
  • Ka Wanaʻao: Orienting Our Native Hawaiian Students To College Using A Cultural Pedagogy
  • Course Demand Analyses using Registration Data
  • Empowering UH Students for Career Exploration and Educational Planning
  • Craft of Teaching: A Community of Faculty Learners
  • Supporting Diverse Learners with Universal Design for Learning & Digital Tools
  • Ready to Redesign Laulima to Support Student Success?
  • Visualizing Survey Data
  • DE Student and Faculty Survey Results: Successes, Challenges, and Next Steps
  • The Mindful Educator: Practical Approaches in Supporting Students’ Mental Health and Well-Being.
  • Mysteries of Financial Aid Debunked! Working Together to Help Students Navigate the Aid Process
  • HI Joe! - The Man, the Myth, the Legend

Session 2

  • SuperVISION: How YOU can inspire, motivate, and empower your employees
  • Communicating with People that Have a Mental Illness
  • ADVANCE BRIDGE - Fostering a First-Generation Professional Praxis: Narratives of First-Generation Faculty, Staff, Administrators and Scholars of Color in the Community Colleges
  • Online Learning Tech Slam: Engaging Online Students through Simple (and Free!) Technologies
  • Design-Based Research on Brain-Based Learning in Online Accelerated Courses
  • Students Success in Online STEM Courses
  • Creating Inclusive and Diverse Learning Materials for Student Success
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programs to Drive Workforce and Economic Development for the State of Hawai'i.
  • Integrating the Writing Center with ENG 100 Co-Requisite Classes
  • Meeting the Needs of Students Who Need Just One Class to Earn a Degree
  • Veteran Outreach Program
  • Educating Vets - Get Approved, Stay Approved!
  • How "Sustainable" is the University of Hawaiʻi?
  • Ma ka Hana ka ‘Ike: Weaving Indigenous Practices with Student-Centered Learning
  • Increasing Student Engagement Through ʻĀina-Based Learning
  • Envisioning Student Success: Data Storytelling with Power BI Dashboards
  • Early Momentum Metrics: Leading Indicators for Student Success, University of Hawai‘i Community College Data and the Postsecondary Data Partnership
  • One Night to Success: The Journey of Returning Adults
  • Student Success: How Instructor Created Videos Can Make a Difference
  • Supporting Diverse Learners with Universal Design for Learning & Digital Tools
  • Perkins V: Remaking CTE for the UHCC and the Seven Community Colleges
  • MySuccess Early Alert Instructor Use & Feedback
  • Program Sustainability: Doing Whatever it Takes
  • Future Proofing the 21st Century Educator : Pushing Margins as Frontier
  • Peer Tutoring from all Angles: The Tutor/Supervisor Experience & CRLA's International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC)
  • Drunk History, Hip-hop, Popular Culture, and the Rhetorical Triangle: Relational Pedagogy and Student Learning Outcomes

Session 3

  • ADVANCE BRIDGE - Know Your Rights in the Workplace
  • Being Approachable – Here to Help versus Here to Catch You Doing Something Wrong.
  • Challenges of Teaching Written and Oral Communication in Online Courses
  • Universal Design and Online Accessibility: Why It Matters!
  • From Lie Detection to Rubber Hands: Utilizing An Interactive Teaching Assistant To Provide an Immersive Learning Environment
  • Creating Inclusive Learning Environments with Open Educational Practices
  • Jeanne Clery Act: Overcoming Operational Roadblocks to Compliance
  • Teaching a Hybrid Course that is S-Focused: Environmental Economics
  • Faculty Guild: Transforming Teaching Through Weekly Reflections
  • ESL/EFL Student Awareness: How Cold Calling Can Be a Warm Invitation
  • Climate Anxiety on Campus and in the Classroom
  • Puʻuhonua (Place of Refuge): Providing Incarcerated Community Members the Opportunity to Grow Through Higher Education
  • Taking Action to Advance Hawai‘i Papa O Ke Ao: Using Design Thinking to Create Culturally Relevant Professional Development Activities for UHCC Faculty & Staff
  • Leaving a Legacy: Institutionalization Strategies for Successful Grant-funded Initiatives
  • Meeting the Demand for Student Success Data: ‘2020 Vision on Student Success’ and the Postsecondary Data Partnership
  • Supporting Diverse Learners: The Postsecondary Support Project, Creating Inclusive Postsecondary Options for People with Significant Disabilities
  • Time Well Spent: Finding and Protecting Time and Study in the Age of Screen Addiction
  • Preparing your Students for the Workforce Utilizing Career Coach
  • Python Programming For Educators
  • An introduction to Data Science, the #1 Job in the Country and an Educational Pathway at a Number of UH Campuses
  • Humanizing Your Course: Teaching with Empathy
  • Where? Oh, There! Place-Based Education for the ESL Classroom
  • De-Polarizing Politics

Poster Sessions

  • The UH Online 5-Week Professional Development Program
  • Turning the Seemingly “Impossible” into the “Possible”: Solutions to Teaching Hands-on, Career and Technical Education Through an Online Setting

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