Civility Taskforce

“Civility means a great deal more than just being nice to one another. It is complex and encompasses learning how to connect successfully and live well with others, developing thoughtfulness, and fostering effective self-expression and communication. Civility includes courtesy, politeness, mutual respect, fairness, good manners, as well as a matter of good health.” Pier Massimo Forni, Johns Hopkins University

A college campus, by definition, is a place of learning, of personal and professional growth, where ideas are debated and problems resolved. Where issues are confronted and truth is revealed. All of these interactions require us to communicate with one another and, in the context of a learning institution, to do so collegially.

On 6/21/16, when asked what the campus should focus on in 2016-2017, participants in the Chancellor’s Advisory Council identified civility as one important area on which to spend our energy. The Administrative Staff, on 8/5/16, concurred. The extra focus brought together members of the C4ward on Civility, the Violence Prevention Task Force, and representatives from each AGO, the effects of which can be seen in this website and in the ongoing efforts to promote a culture of respect and civility at Kapi‘olani Community College.

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UH Whistleblower Hotline

The University of Hawai‘i Whistleblower Hotline provides an outside confidential reporting service if you observe or experience any conduct in which you believe is in violation of UH policies or other laws, or regulations.

Policies & Resources

Links to UH, state and national policies and resources regarding Anti-Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Consensual Relationships and Disability/Accommodation Concerns.

Take Charge Toolkit

This Toolkit has a wealth of tools at your disposal related to increasing civility in your day to day work responsibilities, including webinars, articles videos, and handouts It is a dynamic collection. As you encounter resources that you believe could benefit your colleagues, please share them with the Civility Taskforce members.

Civility Pledge

By joining our MOVEment and signing the pledge, you are taking a step forward in making our college greater than it ever was and greater for the future – IMUA!

Download and sign the pledge

Civility Taskforce Membership

Membership 2017-2019

Alissa Kashiwada
Chair & Kalaualani Council Representative

Kevin Andreshak
Staff Council Representative

Sally Pestana
C4ward Representative

Michaelyn Nakoa
Kalaualani Council Representative

Raiyan Rafid
Student Congress Vice President

Ishmael Salameh
Student Congress President

Vacant
Staff Council Representative

Lani Suzuki-Severa
Faculty Senate Representative

Cathy Wehrman
Faculty Senate Representative (outgoing member)

Virginia Yoshida
Faculty Senate Representative

Membership 2016-2017

Veronica Ogata
Chair

Kevin Andreshak
Staff Council Representative

Sally Pestana
C4ward Representative

Kawehi Sellers
Kalaualani Council Representative

Cathy Wehrman
Faculty Senate Representative

Shannon Sakamoto
Student Congress, Faculty Advisor

Tasi Yanger
Student Congress President

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