All CTE programs at Hawai’i Community College coincide with the definition of CTE provided on the UH Career and Technical Education website and align with the Listing of Programs of Study listed thereon.
Hawai’i Community College annually reports data for state-adjusted levels of performance (Perkins indicators) for all CTE programs. The data is supplied by the UHCC Institutional Research Office and reported in the college’s annual Perkins Plan and in the annual reviews submitted by each CTE program. Changes in Perkins indicators from one year to the next are analyzed and reasons for significant changes are researched.
The college seeks to find meaningful ways to analyze program data. It considers program indicators for the college as a whole as well as for individual programs, determining when indicators have consistently been met in sequential years or when they have not been met for multiple years.
Program size and restrictions are taken into account when considering indicators across programs. For example, comparing a program such as Nursing that has a faculty to student ratio of 1:8-10 to a program such as Administration of Justice, which offers courses limited only by the size of the classroom is not effective. Greater value is derived by comparing indicators from year to year and when available with indicators for similar programs at other colleges, i.e. Hawai’i CC Nursing program indicators compared to those at UH Maui College. The college also finds value in comparing indicators for programs requiring common classes, i.e. Business Technology, Accounting, and Marketing; Human Services, Administration of Justice and Substance Abuse Counseling.
Hawai’i CC also analyzes data for all special population groups and gender and race. The data is reported in the Annual Perkins Plan. Current year data is assessed to determine the number of special populations meeting standards. A three year analysis for each special population is also completed.
Professional Development and Technical Assistance
Professional development opportunities and technical assistance are available to college personnel who have questions about CTE programs or data.
Annually, the UHCC office sends a representative to the college to share Perkins funding opportunities, discuss the college’s performance indicators and answer questions. Generally, two sessions are held and invitations to attend are sent to all college personnel.
The college’s institutional analyst is also familiar with the Perkins indicators and includes explanations as part of his annual training to the writers of CTE program reviews. He is also available to provide technical assistance when needed. When providing data he follows protocols established by the UHCC institutional research office.
Data presented, especially the Perkins core indicators 1P1, 2P1, 3P1, 4P1, 5P1, and 5P2, is supplied by UHCC or Hawai’i CC institutional researchers. All data reported in the college’s Perkins Plan and the CTE annual program reviews is vetted for consistency and accuracy. Since the majority of data is analyzed by comparing one year to the next, significant changes are researched to insure an error did not occur. In the event an error is suspected, the college’s institutional researcher or the UHCC system is contacted.Corrections are made only after receiving approval from the appropriate administrator.
The college complies with UH data security policies and procedures. This results in only select personnel having access to sensitive data. Individuals are only granted access to sensitive information by an administrator when it is necessary to the individual’s ability to be effective and efficient in accomplishing assigned tasks. Administrators (information resource stewards) seek to minimize the use of sensitive information in the systems and services for which they are responsible.