UH West Oʻahu increases professional development opportunities for faculty

Brown bag event

The first Brown Bag lecture event sponsored by the UHWO Center for Professional Development on Sept. 24 at the ʻUluʻulu Archive.

As the University continues to grow, the UH West Oʻahu Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs has invested additional resources for faculty professional development. Faculty and lecturers are now able to benefit from services offered by the UHWO Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) and the UHWO Center for Professional Development.

Dr. Brenda Machosky oversees the UH West Oʻahu Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) that focuses on:

  • Pili ʻĀina – day of cultural exploration
  • Teaching triangles
  • Pursuing external grant opportunities
  • Working with U.S. Department of Education Title III grant principal investigators to develop teaching-related programming, including service learning and cooperative projects
  • Joint programming with UHWO Student Services to foster staff-faculty cooperation and communication
  • Identifying and encouraging pedagogically focused conference participation (including teaching conferences)
  • Developing and maintaining support for lecturers and spring lecturer orientation

Pili Aina 2015

UH West Oʻahu faculty and staff visit Kaʻala Farms in Waiʻanae during Pili ʻĀina on Aug. 17.

Dr. Amy Nishimura oversees the Center for Professional Development (CPD) that focuses on:

  • New faculty orientation
  • a new faculty mentoring program
  • Book circles
  • Supporting diverse events
  • a Brown Bag series featuring research presentations by UHWO faculty
  • Tenure and promotion support

Both coordinators will work closely with faculty and campus constituents to provide support and address professional development needs.  For more information, contact Dr. Brenda Machosky, Dr. Amy Nishimura or Dr. Jacqueline Honda.

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Image courtesy of Brian Miyamoto