December 10, 2014
by Greg Walker
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eCafe Student Evaluations end Thursday 12/11/2014

Thank you for using eCafe.  Unfortunately this semester a few Leeward CC instructors were not aware of the eCafe process. Please review the ecafe procedures at http://www.hawaii.edu/ecafe/

What is eCAFE?

eCAFE is the Official University of Hawaii Course And Faculty Evaluation System. eCAFE is an entirely online evaluation system, everything from setting the questions to filling out the evaluations and viewing the results is done online.

There are 5 phases to eCAFE:

Staff Setup PAST- Monday, September 1, 2014 – Thursday, September 25, 2014 An officially authorized user turns on evaluations and sets questions that will appear on all evaluations for courses/instructors under their control.
Instructor Setup PAST- Wednesday, October 1, 2014 – Thursday, November 13, 2014 Instructors turn on/off their personal evaluations and select questions.
Evaluation PAST Monday, November 24, 2014 – Thursday, December 11, 2014 Students submit their completed evaluations.
Results Thursday, January 8, 2015 Evaluation results are available for viewing by instructors, if grades have been entered into Banner.
Publish Monday, January 19, 2015 Published results are released for public viewing.

How can I use eCAFE?

If you are an instructor who wants to use eCAFE, log in using your UH username and password during the instructor period (posted above) and enable and edit your surveys. You may also log in at any time to sign up to receive automated setup reminder notices.

For more information please visit our FAQ page

December 10, 2014
by Greg Walker
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What students will really remember from your online course

Lori Gard’s letter to the “young teacher down the hall,” is a good reminder to all teachers what students will really remember from your online courses.

They will remember you.

Your kindness. Your empathy. Your care and concern. They’ll remember that you took the time to listen. That you stopped to ask them how they were. How they really were. They’ll remember the personal stories you tell about your life: your home, your pets, your kids…

Because at the end of the day, what really matters is YOU….Because we want our students to think we’re the very best at what we do and we believe that this status of excellence is achieved merely by doing. But we forget — and often. Excellence is more readily attained by being.

Being available.
Being kind.
Being compassionate.
Being transparent.
Being real.
Being thoughtful.
Being ourselves.

What Students Remember Most About Teachers

December 3, 2014
by Greg Walker
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Congratulations to the 2014 Liz Mano Brownie Participation Challenge Winners

We would like to thank everyone for your generous contribution to this years Aloha United Way Campaign. This years total for Leeward CC was $14,493.

Congratulations to the 2014 Liz Mano Brownie Participation Challenge Winners…

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Congratulations Business Division

 

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Congratulations Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

December 3, 2014
by Greg Walker
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Ecafe Student Evaluations end December 11th

CAFE - Course and Faculty Evaluation, University of Hawaii

Evaluation

Monday, November 24, 2014 – Thursday, December 11, 2014

Students submit their completed evaluations.

The eCAFE system is now open to students. Your students will have until December 11th to access the system. During the student open period, you will receive periodic emails updating you on the number of surveys completed. In addition to the emails, you can log in at any time to http://www.hawaii.edu/ecafe to see up-to-date completion rate statistics, however, you will not see the actual survey results until Thursday, January 8, 2015.

During the student open period, here are some things you can do to increase the number of surveys that are submitted.

 

  1. 1Forward the attached email to your students.
  2.  Talk about the system in class and encourage participation.
    1. If you intend to publish your survey results, mention it.
    2. Explain why it’s important for your students to complete the survey.
  3. Consider incentives if the class reaches a pre-determined completion rate, for example dropping one quiz or homework grade if 80% of the class completes their surveys.