Awards

Community Building Award

Have you designed and/or introduced a new program or activity within the past five years designed to expand and enrich campus or community connections? Your previous project or activity may include advances you have made in improving campus communications, spirit, collaboration, or the campus community. Your activity may also have improved the college’s outreach to the community businesses, organizations, or schools.

The Wo Community Building Award recognizes new programs or activities that expand and enrich campus or community relations within the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges and the larger community. Faculty, staff, departments or programs that have introduced a community building project within the past five years are eligible to apply.

THE AWARD: A grant of up to $500 for future professional development.

WHO MAY APPLY: All faculty (including lecturers), clerical, APT, and custodial staff.

 

Change Agent Award

Have you designed and/or introduced an innovation in teaching or service delivery within the past five years? The Wo Change Agent Award recognizes excellence and innovation in teaching or service delivery within the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges. Faculty, staff, departments or programs that have introduced an innovation within the past five years are eligible to apply.

THE AWARD: A grant of up to $500 for future professional development.

WHO MAY APPLY: All faculty (including lecturers), clerical, APT, and custodial staff.

 

Go On Wo

Grants will be awarded to eligible faculty and staff for visits to other University of Hawaiʻi Community College campuses to consult with colleagues on program development, delivery of academic support services, facilities, etc.

Applications should be submitted using the Go on Wo: Faculty/Staff Visitor Grant Application form and sent to Louise Pagotto as an email attachment (pagotto@hawaii.edu). Award winners will be notified by email. Individuals may not apply for more than one Visitor Grant per academic year and approval prior to travel is required.

Grant recipients are expected to submit a report on their visit within seven days of the travel. The Grant report should include the date of the visit, a summary of the outcomes, and any next steps that are planned. The Grant report should be sent to your supervisor and to Louise Pagotto as an email attachment. Depending on the nature of the travel, grant recipients will also be required to complete other travel documents required by University of Hawaiʻi policies.

THE AWARD: Each Wo Faculty/Staff Visitor Grant will cover airfare and car rental for neighbor island trips or mileage for Oʻahu faculty driving to other Oʻahu campuses. Up to $20 for meals will also be covered with the total not to exceed $300 for any individual grant (requests to cover the cost of overnight accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis). A total of $3,000 per year will be available. Funding does not cover replacement costs for the day the grant recipient is away from her/his campus.

WHO MAY APPLY: All faculty (including lecturers), clerical, APT, and custodial staff are eligible to apply.