Library News and Much More!

October 30, 2017
by Natalie Wahl
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FINALS COUNTDOWN starts in ONE MONTH!

One month from today, Leeward Library will extend hours, host special office hours and review sessions for faculty, and offer stress-relieving activities to help our students to prepare for finals.

  • REVIEW SESSIONS/Office hours
    • Sign-up here to lead a review session or hold office hours between 11/27 and 12/8
  • WRITING CENTER WORKSHOPS (TBA)
  • HOURS:
Monday, 11/27 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, 11/28 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, 11/29 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, 11/30 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, 12/1 Regular Fall Hours 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday, 12/4 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, 12/5 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, 12/6 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, 12/7 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, 12/8 Regular Fall Hours 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

More info TBA here!

October 29, 2017
by An Hollowell
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New Arrivals in Best Sellers!

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We have something for everyone in our Best Sellers collection!  Click on the titles below to place holds on our Voyager catalog!  (If you have never placed a hold on library items, click here for instructions)

Not seeing anything that interests you?  If you have a favorite author or series you keep tabs on, please fill out our suggestion form and we will try to add them to our Best Sellers collection or OverDrive, a database filled with thousands of general fiction and non-fiction e-books, if they are not available in print format.

October 24, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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Turnitin Testers Wanted

Leeward recently initiated a campus site license to Turnitin.com [New Window]. Funding for the $20,328 annual license came about through a Faculty Senate application for Innovation Funds.

As Leeward’s Turnitin site administrator, I am seeking instructors interested in testing the functionality and use of the tool and helping me to configure the platform for the campus. Testing will occur this semester. The vendor will offer a one-time web-based training for us. I will work with volunteer testers to schedule a training in the next 2-3 weeks.

Turnitin campuswide rollout is scheduled for Spring 2018. More information about open enrollment and training opportunities will be shared with the campus at a later date.

As a Turnitin Tester, you agree to:

  • Start exploring and using Turnitin this Fall;
  • Attend the web-based training;
  • Attend one meeting this semester to share feedback;
  • Help plan and facilitate at least one training workshop in Spring 2018;
  • Help assess the effectiveness of Turnitin through a survey or other method of assessment in Spring 2018.

If you’re interested in serving as a Turnitin Tester this Fall, please email me at waydeo@hawaii.edu by October 30, 2017.

October 16, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro
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UHCC OER Initiative, OpenEd 17, OpenStax Business, UH OpenStax Adoptions

UHCC System OER Initiative

Vice-President John Morton is providing $140,000 in FY 2018 to support OER initiatives across the UHCC system. Each campus will receive $15,000-$20,000 for OER awareness, conference travel (see below), faculty training, and other support costs. A portion of the funding will go towards supporting capacity building and collaboration across the system. Coordinating this initiative are Wayde Oshiro, Sunyeen “Sunny” Pai (Kapiolani), and Leanne Riseley.

Open Education 2017

The annual Open Education conference was held in Anaheim, CA on October 11-13. Nearly 800 teaching faculty, librarians, instructional designers, and administrators attended the three-day conference focusing on all things related to OER, open education, and open practice. Many sessions focused on the “Z-degree” initiatives at colleges, college systems, and states that are already implemented or are in development.  A Z-degree provides a complete pathway to graduation with zero textbook costs.

The UH System was represented by 10 faculty and staff representing librarians, instructors, and instructional designers from UH Manoa and 5 UHCC campuses (Honolulu, Kapiolani, Leeward, Maui, and Windward). Two conference sessions shared the progress of UH System OER initiatives.

Collaboration and Contrast: How University of Hawaii Librarians Collaborate to Promote OER Across Contrasting Campuses and Cultures

Empowering Faculty and Staff to Use OER at the University of Hawai’i

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University of Hawaii attendees at OpenEd 17 in Anaheim, CA

Conference attendance for UHCC attendees was supported by the UHCC OER Initiative funds from Vice-President John Morton.


UH OpenStax Textbook Adoptions

OpenStax textbooks have been adopted by faculty across the UH System. View a list of faculty-reported adoptions* of OpenStax textbooks to see which titles on each campus are being used in teaching.

OpenStax Adoptions Titles- All UH Campuses

*These are adoptions as reported to OpenStax by individual faculty members.


OpenStax Business Series in Development

OpenStax, the premier publisher of peer-reviewed open textbooks, is beginning the development of business titles and they are actively seeking faculty partners.

Nicole Finkbeiner, Associate Director, Institutional Relations shared the news recently:

OpenStax is in the beginning stages of developing a business series (expected publication in 2019)!
All OpenStax, Rice University OER texts are expert-written, peer-reviewed, match standard scope and sequence, and meet the same quality standards as traditional publisher texts. Currently, our texts are used in over 10% of introductory courses in the U.S. (per 2016 Babson Survey). 
Faculty who author/contribute/peer-review the texts receive compensation (the contact below can provide details).
Can you please forward this to your faculty? 
I’ve also included some details below on some upcoming webinars we are hosting.
I hope you all have a good day!
Nicole
Author/Reviewer needs
Please ask faculty to reach-out to the contact listed for each book vs. emailing me. 
Principles of Accounting
Contributing Authors (chapter writers, feature writers)
Reviewers (core, expert, generalist, accuracy verification)
Art Consultant
Contact: Alisha McCarthy, amccarthy@wisewire.com
 
Entrepreneurship
Contributing Authors (chapter writers)
Reviewers (core, expert, generalist)
Contact: Alisha McCarthy, amccarthy@wisewire.com
 
Business Ethics
Contributing Authors (chapter writers)
Reviewers (expert, generalist)
Contact: Alisha McCarthy, amccarthy@wisewire.com

 

Principles of Management
Chapter Reviewers 
Instructor’s Manual author
Contact: Michael Roche, Editor, m.roche@sixredmarbles.com
 
Introduction to Business
Chapter Reviewers
Test bank, Instructor’s manual author
Contact: Michael Roche, Editor, m.roche@sixredmarbles.com
 
Organizational Behavior
Chapter Authors
Chapter Reviewers
Test bank, Instructor’s manual author
Contact: Michael Roche, Editor, m.roche@sixredmarbles.com
 
Webinars
Business Statistics webinar
With author Alexander Holmes, University of Oklahoma
Developmental Math (Prealgebra, Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra) webinar
With author Lynn Marecek, Santa Ana College

OpenStax and OER, a quick overview webinar
Short, general webinar about OpenStax and OER

October 8, 2017
by An Hollowell
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Student Art Display (October-December)

Click here to see Student Art Display

Leeward CC Library is pleased to announce we will be displaying student art work at our main library entrance from Professors Shigeru Miyamoto and Erin Yuasa’s classes, which include:

  • 3-D Composition
  • Intro to Hand Building
  • Introduction to Wheel Throwing
  • Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Since there were many submissions, pieces will be rotated out from now until the end of Fall semester so be sure to come and check the display often!

 

 

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