ASC was proud to offer community educational
opportunities throughout the 2016 with support from County of Hawaii grants
|ASC Puna Campus - Home of HAAS PCS
Arts & Sciences Center Strategic
Plan - June 2013
ASC envisions facilities and support for a variety
of learning and sharing opportunities across diverse disciplines and perspectives to empower learners to thrive, cooperate,
innovate and serve. We envision a community of learners engaged in practices that support the people, culture and the environment
ASC is a private, not-for-profit organization, established in 2003, that supports community development and
access to education. We exist to improve the quality of life through learning with aloha.
ASC believes in the advancement of intellectual and creative freedom. We foster a
culture and organizational structure that values and supports these guiding principles and priority
1. Access to education: ASC provides access to our facilities for community based learning and sharing opportunities. We facilitate organizational
excellence by fostering a culture of continuous innovation, responsible resource development, and effective communications.
Our unique identity cultivates and celebrates our diverse multicultural community.
1.1 Improve internal communications and collaboration among all stakeholders.
1.2 Enhance our visibility
in the community.
1.3 Streamline and clarify administrative
1.4 Systematically assess and respond to community
needs and wants to inform program offerings.
initiatives to give community members and students academic and economic opportunities.1.6 Investigate
and support ongoing efforts in technology and knowledge transfer.
2. Diversity and Cultural
Infusion: We celebrate all people, their backgrounds and history, and the
unique cultural mosaic of Hawai`i that brings a global community to our doorstep. ASC works to cultivate an inclusive community
of people whose interactions both benefit and challenge each other to learn and grow. We honor Native Hawaiian culture, values,
and wisdom as inspiration to embrace other cultures, ideas, and perspectives.
2.1 Develop and implement a comprehensive diversity plan.
2.2 Facilitate infusion of Hawaiian values,wisdom and ways of knowing into academic, social and service activities.
3. Stewardship of the Natural
and Constructed Environment: We respect the `aina and appreciate the many
lessons it has to offer. we work in partnership with the community to protect, preserve, improve and sustain the unique natural
environment of Hawai`i Island and the man-made constructs. We foster a greater sense of community through providing an ecologically
sensitive, sustainable and well-maintained environment within which to study, create, work, and live.
3.1 Improve and facilitate
the development and maintenance of facilities to meet the needs of the Puna community.
3.2 Identify and secure funds
to develop more learning facilities to meet current and projected educational needs.
Implement and support upgrades to technology infrastructure in our facilities.
3.4 Develop an environmental sustainability plan.
Partner with the community to responsibly preserve, protect and sustain natural and cultural resources.
4. Community Partnerships and Economic Impact:
We work with local government, business, agencies, educational institutions and other partners
to have a positive impact on the local community and economy. We strengthen our economic impact on the community, island,
and State of Hawai`i by developing transparent, effective, efficient, and responsive partnerships.
4.1 Improve and maintain fiscal
transparency and accountability.
4.2 Regularly monitor and review the strategic plan.
4.3 Work with community partners to respond to community
4.4 Create an awards/recognition program to support
and honor partnership capacity and accomplishments.