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									Summary Report

Learning Beyond The Classroom:
Faculty Service-Learning Institute – Summer 2008
Kapi‘olani Community College

Neghin Modavi
Service Learning Faculty Coordinator
June 2008

The Learning Beyond The Classroom: Faculty Service-Learning Institute-Summer 2008 was held on June 3, 4, and 5, 2008 at Kapi‘olani
Community College.

Funded By: The Institute was funded by: the Corporation for National and Community Service, Hawaii-Pacific Islands Campus Compact, and the
US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of University Partnerships.

Goal & Structure of Institute: The 3-day Institute included presentations and interactive/collaborative sessions in which participants learned about
best practices in the integration of service-learning pedagogy in their curriculum, engaged in hands-on syllabus development, met with community
partners, and developed a better grasp of the student perspective and leadership role (Please see Appendix A: Institute Schedule). Our objective
also included making connections between faculty, their courses, and programs and services delivery to the Palolo Ohana Learning Center.

Participants: There were a total of 25 participants representing diverse disciplines and programs at the College: 17 faculty members were new or
relatively new to the service-learning practice. These faculty members collaborated with 5 experienced colleagues who served as mentors. In
addition, Dr. Bob Franco, Director of Service-Learning Program, Dr. Neghin Modavi, Service-Learning Faculty Coordinator, and Ms. Ku‘ulani
Miyashiro, Service-Learning Community Partner Outreach Coordinator, served as overall organizers and mentors throughout the Institute.

All faculty participants made a commitment to incorporate service-learning in one of their courses during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Participants represented the following departments and programs at the College: Social Sciences, Hospitality, Math/Sciences, Health Sciences, Arts
& Humanities, Language, Linguistic, and Literature, and Kahikoluamea (pre-college Math and English and First-Year Experience). Please see
Appendix B for a complete list of faculty participants.
                                                 Day 1 – June 3, 2008: Overview and Foundation

Participants were informed of the objectives of the Institute:
    1) to demonstrate a full understanding of the service-learning pedagogy and its potential learning outcome in academics, personal growth and
        development of strong sense of community responsibility, and;
    2) to integrate Service Learning within a selected course in Fall 2008 semester.

Dr. Franco presented participants with a definition of service-learning, its mission and history, as well as the scope and nature of the practice at the
College since 1995. Dr. Franco underscored the social problems focus of service-learning as one of the main features that distinguishes service-
learning from other types of experiential pedagogies.

Ms. Ku‘ulani Miyashiro presented the overall function and support structure provided by the Service-Learning Office.

Dr. Neghin Modavi gave a presentation on Service-Learning Best Practices covering a wide range of designs to assist participants in integrating
service-learning into their courses as a solid and rigorous academic activity.

The central focus of the Best Practices presentation was to underscore the essential feature of service-learning as an academic pedagogy fully
embedded within the curriculum to meet learning outcomes. The presentation included an in-depth look at reflection as an assessment/evaluation
strategy. Other topics included issues such as mandatory versus optional structure of service-learning, hours of service, and choosing and
collaborating with community partners to achieve learning objectives.

Ms. Kris Korey-Smith, KCC’s Assessment Coordinator, was our quest speaker. She gave an informative talk about the current process of
redefining General Education Student Learning Outcomes at KCC. Ms. Korey-Smith contextualized the critical role of service-learning in meeting
the College’s learning outcomes at the course, program and degree levels.

Ms. Korey-Smith called attentions to the fact that service-learning goes beyond fulfilling the self & community learning outcomes. She emphasized
that service learning meets a wide range of learning outcomes including development of problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and integrative

Collaborative Sessions:

The afternoon was devoted to hands-on syllabus development. Participants worked in small groups with Service pathways. Each group worked
closely with an experienced colleague who served as their mentor.

Participants had access to and reviewed sample syllabi of KCC faculty members as well as the Campus Compact’s national database of discipline-
specific syllabi collection.
Participants were asked to reflect on the following questions: What were the three most important things they learned about integration of service-
learning in their courses? What would they want to learn from community partners who would visit the Institute the following day?
                                                  Day 2 – June 4, 2008: Community Partner Day
16 individuals representing 13 community agencies (partners) gave brief presentations as to their mission and service opportunities for KCC
students (Please see Appendix C: Community Partner Attendees).

Faculty participants had the opportunity to ask questions and engage in networking with community partners.

A special group representing the Palolo community were give a full hour with the aim of making participants aware of our expanding role and
service-learning program at the Palolo Homes site and their soon-to renovated Ohana Education Center. Our aim was to place emphasis on
connections we're making between faculty, their courses, and programs and services delivery to the Palolo Ohana Learning Center.

Appendix D provides a brief overview of Faculty participants’ choice of service projects, pathways and community partnerships. This information
indicates that 6 faculty members specifically included Palolo as among their chosen site of service. Another 4 faculty members have elected to
work with multiple community partners. We plan to maintain further dialogue and communication with these faculty members to encourage them
to explore the many service- learning opportunities available in the Palolo community.

The community partners represented all service Pathways at the college: Education, Health, Bridging Generations (elder), Environmental
Sustainability, International Education, and Arts, History and Culture.

Collaborative Sessions:

The second afternoon was also dedicated to collaborative work on syllabi development in small groups and within service pathways.

At the start of the session, participants shared the important pedagogical lessons they learned the previous day about integration of service-learning
into their courses. Their responses indicated that we met our goal of making attendees understand the Service Learning pedagogy and the elements
of Best Practices.

Responses demonstrate the following understandings:

   -   Service-learning should be fully integrated with content and learning outcomes and not an add on component with little relevance
   -   Critical distinction between service-learning and volunteerism
   -   Social problems focus of service-learning (lessening severity of problems in the community)
   -   Importance of developing a working relationship with a community partner – including the need to be more hands on, rather that simply
       sending students to community sites
   -   Realization that there are more opportunities and community partners for service-learning initiatives
   -   Depth and types of reflection strategies as appropriate to nature of service, timing, and learning outcomes

One participant stated that she found the Institute highly informative and a motivating force and wished she would have attended such an Institute
in previous years.

At the end of the second Syllabi Development session, participants were asked to indicate the nature of service, appropriate pathway, and potential
community partners for their selected course(s).

Appendix D highlights the diverse range of service projects, pathways and community partnerships that emerged during the institute.

                                           Day 3 – June 5, 2008: Student Voice, Recap & Review
A portion of the morning session was committed to answering questions participants came up with during their syllabi development work in the
previous 2 days.

In addition several recommendations were made to improve the working of the Service Learning Offices, such as:
     Maintaining a copy of course syllabi to assist student placement
     Developing and distributing a list of awards and scholarships available for students
     Inserting a disclaimer that the Office can remove students from service in the event of substandard performance or community complaint

Participants viewed a 40-minute service-learning documentary produced and directed by Dr, Neghin Modavi. The video depicts Dr. Modavi’s
Social Gerontology students who engaged in service-learning and provided in long-term care for frail seniors. The documentary highlights students
in action and demonstrates in their own voices their depth of learning.

Collaborative Sessions:

Pathway Descriptions: In the first hour of the afternoon session, participants learned about the efforts of faculty Pathway Leaders to write Pathway
descriptions, called Content-Rich Curriculum Supplements (CRCS). Participants read the CRCSs and provided feedback to Pathway Leaders in the
effort to finalize the templates.

Breakout Sessions. The afternoon included three breakout sessions. Participants provided a summary of their breakout sessions in the last hour of
the Institute:

Service-Learning & Distance Learning: Implications for Students, Faculty & Community Partner Coordinator. Suggestions emerging from
this group included the need to establish relationships and coordinate with Neighbor Island UH campuses and their respective service-learning
offices/directors. This would allow students residing outside of Oahu access to community partners so that they can engage in service-learning.
The respective campuses would take care of some of the paperwork. This means that KCC must arrive at agreements to provide similar services to
that campus.

With respect to students residing on the mainland or other countries, it was suggested that students (or faculty members) need to take the
responsibility of identifying potential community partners. The Service Learning Office would need to verify the legitimacy of the site.

Discussions and reflection assignments and activities can successfully take place in an online environment. Students can engage in online tutoring

Engaging Native Hawaiian Students & Developing Community Partnerships. It was reported that Ms. Ku‘ulani Miyashiro, KCC’s Service-
Learning Community Outreach Coordinator, will put together a matrix of community partners who address Native Hawaiian issues and will want to
work with Hawaiian students. This matrix will also indicate the type service opportunities for KCC students such as in areas of developing
financial literacy and skills, procedure to obtain federal scholarships and filling college applications.

Participation will not be limited to Native Hawaiian students. Students will serve as role models for the youth as well as adults in the community to
encourage college as a viable and realistic option.

Remaining Questions & Approaches to Challenging Situations. Participants discussed issues having to do with how faculty can deal with
situations in which students may become emotionally distraught as a result of their service experience, for example due to the death of an elderly
client. It was recommended the KCC Service Learning Office discuss these issues and explore what types of institutional resources we need to
develop and have in place to deal with such situations.

Also, it was deemed important to anticipate and make students aware of proper behavior and channels of reporting problems such as witnessing or
suspecting abuse in the family or institutional environment.

The group also discussed how faculty need to deal with cases in which a student may be turned down fro service by a community partner.
                                                        Appendix A: Institute Schedule

                                                         Learning Beyond The Classroom:
                                                Faculty Service-Learning Institute – Summer 2008
                                                           Kapi‘olani Community College
                                                   June 3-5, 2008 · 10:00am to 4:00pm · Naio 206
The Institute provides information and interactive sessions to provide support to faculty integrate Service-Learning in their curriculum including
best practices principles and evaluation strategies. Attendees will collaborate in hands-on syllabus development and will have the opportunity to
meet and explore projects with key community partners.

Schedule             Tuesday June 3, 2008                 Wednesday June 4, 2008                          Thursday June 5, 2008
                 Service-Learning Foundations             Working with Community                         Service-Learning in Action

10:00am      Service-Learning Definition &            Community Partner Panel              Syllabus Development: Reporting, Sharing &
             Overview                                 Presentations by Pathways:           Feedback For Improvement
                                                      Student Service Opportunities

11:00am      Support Structure: Service-                                                   Valuing Student Voice & Leadership
             Learning Office

12:00pm      Lunch w/ Kristine Korey-Smith:           Lunch w/ Community Partners:         Lunch
             Self & Community: Service-               Networking and Exploring             Video: KCC Service-Learning Students in Action
             Learning & General Education             Opportunities for Collaboration

 1:00pm      Best Practices, Course Integration       Palolo ‘Ohana Learning               Pathway Content Rich Curriculum Supplements
             &                                        Center:                              (CRCS) & Student Brochures
             Reflection Strategies                    Expanded Engagement
2:00pm    Syllabus Development:                Syllabus Development:            Breakout Sessions:
          Pathway & Discipline Support         Pathway & Discipline Support
          Teams                                Teams                            Service-Learning & Distance Learning: Implications
                                                                                for Students, Faculty & Community Partner
          Please bring syllabus. Laptops are   Please bring syllabus. Laptops   Coordinator
          available in room.                   are available in room.           Naio 206

                                                                                Engaging Native Hawaiian Students & Developing
                                                                                Community Partnerships
                                                                                Olona 105

                                                                                Remaining Questions & Approaches to Challenging
                                                                                Olona 106
3:00pm-                                                                         Reporting Out & Reflection on
4:00 pm                                                                         Institute Learning

                                            Appendix B: Faculty Participants

                   Faculty Participants: Faculty Service-Learning Institute – Summer 2008
       Name             Discipline        Courses        Pathway       Position   hawaii.ed         Phone   Mentor
                                                                                   u Email
   Adam Mastandrea         LLL            ESOL 94        Envt, Ed,     Lecturer   mastandr          358-
                                                       International                                1607
     Bob Franco          Service-           NA              NA         Director    bfranco          9514      x
    Candy Branson     Social Sciences    FAMR 230           All       Instructor  cbranson          9174

  Carol Paul-Watanabe     Health Sciences     HLTH 118      Health, BG      Professor   paulwata    9227
                                               OTA 119
     Cheryl Souza         Arts/Humanitie      ART 101       Arts/Hist/Cul Associate Prof cherylso   9383
    Debbie Keolanui           HOST            HOST 168          Envt        Lecturer       djk      7337

    Francisco Acoba            LLL           Eng 100, Eng       All        Instructor     facoba    9412
                                            271N, ENG 27x
Jo-Neyla Aloha McGuffie       HOST            HOST 275          ED          Lecturer      alohak    9749

    Kalani Fujiwara       Social Sciences POLS 110, POLS     All          Lecturer                            x
                                            130, IS 103
    Kathleen Ogata         Math/Science     CHEM 161     Envt, Health,   Instructor ogatakat        9423
      Kelli Goya          Kahikoluamea         NA             All      FYE Pathways kgoya           9497
  Ku'ulani Miyashiro         Service-          NA             NA         Outreach   kuulani         9503
                             Learning                                   Coordinator
     Laure Burke              HOST             HOT       BG, Health,     Asst Prof  lsburke         988-      x
                                            Management    Envt, Ed,                                 4725
   LaVache Scanlan        Kahikoluamea         NA             All          FYE      lavache         9371
Linda Fujikawa   LLL   JPNS 290 and       ED,         Assistant   lindaf   554-   x
                         JPNS 131     Art/Hist/Cul,   Professor            8205
                                       BG, Envt

                              Faculty Participants: Faculty Service-Learning Institute – Summer 2008
                 Name              Discipline        Courses        Pathway         Position    hawaii.ed Phone        Mentor
                                                                                                 u Email
              Martin Chong      Health Sciences 082HSMTh118 BG, Health             Instructor    martincs 9540
             Monomita Krishna    Arts/Humanitie      HIST 151     International, Associate Prof monomita 9169
                                       s          (maybe) HIST Art/Hist/Cul
                                                    152 (Sp 09)
                Nani Azman           Social Sciences    PSY 240        Health, Ed       Instructor   rosiana    9831

               Neghin Modavi         Social Sciences    SOC 257        BG, Health       Professor    neghin     9184     x
                                                        SSCI 260                       Faculty SL
               Nelda Quensell            Math/Science    No Info        BOT 105         Professor    nquensel   9428     x
                                                                        BOT 130
                Soo-Ah Yuen                 LLL         KOR 290          Ed, BG,        Assistant     sooah     9710
                                                                      International     Professor
                 Sue Fujitani               LLL         HNS 290            BG,          Professor    fujitani   9733
                                                                      Art/Hist/ Cul
                Ulla Hasager         Social Sciences     No Info                        Assistant      ulla     956-     x
                                                                                        Professor               4218
               Veronica Ogata        Social Sciences FAMR 230, ED        ALL            Instructor   vogata     9833     x
                                                     286, 287 and 285
                Wendy Kuntz           Math/Science      BIOL 101      Envt. Health,     Instructor   wkuntz     9869

LLL: Language, Linguistics, Literature                                 BG: Bridging Generations
                                                                       ED: Education
HOST: Hospitality                                                      Envt: Environmental Sustainability
                                                                       Art/Hist/Cul: Art, History & Culture
                                             Appendix C: Community Partner Attendees

                                 Community Partners: Faculty Service-Learning Institute – Summer 2008

               Name                                Organization                                      Contact
Clara & Robert Matthews               Halawa Valley Heiau - Adopt an Ahupua`a              Ulla Hasager,

Joan Watanabe                                     Leahi Hospital                       3675 Kilauea Ave Honolulu, HI 96816

Allan Castillo                                Big Brothers Big Sisters             

Eleanor Gonsalves                              Kaimuki High School              Eleanor_Gonsalves/KAIMUKH/

Kevin Wu                                       Palolo Chinese Home               

Darlene Nakayama                               Palolo Chinese Home            

Candice Sakuda                                    Project SHINE                   

Krista Hiser                                     Celebrate Reading                     

Michael Ahakuelo                              Ronald McDonaldhouse                

Roy Yonashiro                                  Bone Marrow Registry             

Jeff Kaplan                             Waikiki Friendly Neighbors Program          

Noreen Hananoki                                   Leahi Hospital                      

Raelyn Tang                                  Washington Middle School                  1663 S. King Street Honolulu, HI 96826

Ruth Silberstein, Henrietta Clemons              Palolo Elementary               Ruth_Silberstein/PALOLO/

Dahlia Asuega                                  Palolo Mutual Housing                       Ulla Hasager,
                                 Appendix D: Service Projects, Pathways & Community Partnerships

                                                                Social Sciences
Nani Azman

      PSY 240 - Developmental Psychology.
      PSY 100 – All sections pending guidelines on integration of Service Learning into distance education courses

Pathway(s): PSY 240 - Health and Education

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Youth outreach with Waikiki Health Center, any of the schools, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and the Palolo
Pipeline sites.

Nature of Service: Work with children and adolescence and expectant parents

Candy Branson

Course(s): FAMR 230 - Family Resources

Pathway(s): Multiple pathways will be appropriate (since FAMR is multidisciplinary)

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Multiple

Nature of Service: Promotion of healthy developmental outcomes for people.

Kalani Fujiwara

Course(s): Politcal Science - POLS 110 & POLS 130 and IS 103

Pathway(s): All pathways

Potential Community Partners/Site(s): Palolo Pipeline, Adopt a Ahupuaa, Project SHINE, All health sites, Hawaii state legislature

Nature of Service: Service Learning provides the student an opportunity to combine classroom and research insights with practical field
experience. You also have a opportunity to make a contribution back to the community of we are all a part; develop personal insights about your
role in the broader political community; first-hand learning about the variety of political situations and problems in our community; developing
interpersonal and research skills. You also ultimately be benefiting from this option by developing an academic/career portfolio of experiences
that will assist you in gaining entry to competitive baccalaureate programs and scholarships.

Veronica Ogata

Course(s): ED 285, ED 286, & FAMR 230

Pathway(s): All pathways for FAMR 230. Education & Health for ED 285 & ED 286

Potential Community Partners/Site(s): Multiple

Nature of Service: The FAMR 230 students will do service aligned to whatever they think their career might be (i.e., hospital) and the ED
students will do their work at schools focusing on tutoring.

                                                      Language, Linguistics, Literature
Francisco Acoba

Course(s): ENG 100 (composition) and ENG 27x (Literature)

      ENG 100: all pathways.
      ENG 27x: Education & Arts, History and Culture

Potential Community Partners/sites:
       ENG 100: All possible (perhaps I need to choose certain ones)
       ENG 27x: Celebrate Reading and Adopt an Ahupua'a

Nature of Service: ENG 100: anything required would be appropriate (students gain
experience about a public-policy problem). ENG 27x: reading circles (students practice and promote reading strategies) and work the land
(students experientially learn about Hawaiian cultural values to which literary works refer).

Linda Fujikawa

      Japanese 290, Japanese Language and Culture in Application
      Japanese 131, Conversation and Culture for Business and Tourism

Pathway(s): All pathways

Potential Community Partners/sites: International Café, Leahi Hospital, Next Step Homeless Shelter, Big Brothers, Iolani Palace, Academy of
Arts, Waikiki Health Center, Ahupuaa, Halawa, Palolo

Nature of Service: Palolo, Big Brothers: Tutoring; Leahi Hospital & Waikiki Health Center - Assisting Senior Citizens, Big Brothers, Waikiki
Health Center - Help homeless youth; Adopt Ahupuaa, Halawa: Care of nature; Iolani Palace: Help the docents, translation, interpretation;
Academy of Art: International Cafe: Various, will integrate activities related to all the pathways
Adam Mastandrea

Course(s): ESOL 94, 92 and 100

Pathway(s): Environmental, Education and International

Potential Community Partners/sites: Adopt an Ahupua'a, Palolo Homes and Palolo elementary

Nature of Service: English, math, foreign language tutoring, they can do almost anything as long as they are using English

Sue Fujitani

Course(s): Chinese 290: Chinese Language and Culture

Pathway(s): International Education, Bridging Generations, Arts/History/Culture

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Project S.H.I.N.E., International Cafe, Palolo Chinese Home, Leahi Hospital, Palolo Pipeline Project

Nature of Service: Tutoring, reading, culture presentation

Soo Ah Yuen

Course(s): Korean 290

Pathway(s): Education, Health & International Education, Bridging Generations

Potential Community Partners/Sites: International Café & Waikiki Health Center, Korean Care home, Korean language classes, Leahi Hospital

Nature of Service: Working as tutors, talking and reading to elders

Kathleen Ogata

Course(s): Chemistry 161

Pathway(s): Environmental Sustainability, Health, Education

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Adopt an Ahupuaa, Blood Bank, Bone Marrow

Nature of Service: Physical projects the community partner requires & tutoring

Wendy Kuntz

Course(s): Biology 101

Pathway(s): Environmental, Health & maybe Education

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Multiple. Let me students choose based on their interests

Nature of Service: Whatever community partners need

                                                                 Health Sciences
Martin Chong

Course(s): Massage Therapy Clinical Practicum class

Pathway(s): 2. Bridging the Generations or Health. However, our curriculum has not incorporated a
geriatric massage course yet, so we plan to refrain from providing massage treatments to that population group.

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Not sure yet, but I plan to work with any agency employing caregivers.

Massage therapy to caregivers, or even to parents of special needs children.

Carol Paul-Watanabe

Course(s): HLTH 118 - Therapeutic Interpersonal Skills

Pathway(s): Health Pathway

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Leahi Hospital and Palolo Chinese home.

Nature of Service: Students will be able to use skills discussed in class such as building rapport, effective communication, communication with
persons who have disabilities and their experiences back to the objectives of the course.


Laure Burke

Course(s): Hospitality Management

Pathway(s): Education, Environmental Sustainability, Arts, History, & Culture, Bridging Generations

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Adopt an Ahupua'a, Project S.H.I.N.E.

Nature of Service: Working s a supervisor/manager in the hospitality industry (hotels, restauranst, culinary, airlines, cruise lines, travel agencies,
etc.) one must be able to communicate effectively and work with diverse populations. In the hospitality program, we are also striving to expose
students to work ethics and values needed to excel in the industry. By working at the Ahupua'a and with Project S.H.I.N.E. I think students will
be able to experience and practice these skills while helping the community.

Debbi-Jaye Keolanui (course do you plan to integrate Service Learning in?

Course(s): HOST 168 - Tour Directing

Pathway(s): Environmental Sustainability

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Adopt an ahupua`a, Foster Botanical Gardens, Hawaii Nature Center – Makiki, Lyon Arboretum, Sea Life

Nature of Service: Volunteer tour guide/docent

Jo-Neyla Knaefler McGuffie

Course(s): HOST 275 Hospitality Computer & Technology

Pathway(s): Education (high school outreach transitioning students to college and potentially a
hospitality industry career path).

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Kaimuki High School and possibly collaborate with a corporate manager partner such as Hilton Hawaiian
Village or Sheraton Waikiki.

Nature of Service: a) Introduce technology used to operate and market hotels with PPT presentations that they created through class
assignments; b) Online research in small teams to identify visitor industry systems, trends and global; marketing channels of distribution.

Arts & Humanities

Cheryl Souza

Course(s): Art 101 - Introduction to the Visual Arts

Pathway(s): Arts, History & Culture

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Iolani Palace, Leahi Hospital, Academy of Arts

Nature of Service: Iolani Palace - crowd control during lecture tours, Leahi Hospital Art experiences with clients/residents, Academy of Arts -
Monthly art activities for family day

Monomita Krishna

Course(s): Hist 152 in Spring 2009

Pathways: Art, History & Culture, International Education

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Project SHINE, Iolani Palace, International Café, Waikiki Health Center

Nature of Service: Working as tutors, greeters/guardians, compiling oral history and based on it writing reflection papers based on a historical

First Year Experience & Pathways

LaVache Scanlan & Kelli Goya

Course(s): We would like to integrate Service Learning into the First-Year Program and Pathways as either a required class or clusters of
shared learning experiences.

Pathway(s): All pathways related to student interest and career exploration. For example, FYE health academy or cluster/cohort would connect
to a service learning health pathway. We would identify their educational goals and career interests through the pathway learning portfolio for
students and connect that information to their service learning project.

Potential Community Partners/Sites: Any partner that relates to student career exploration and aspiration.

Nature of Service: In doing service learning they would learn more about themselves and their possible career pathway while also acquiring the
necessary skills to successfully transition to college expectations in their first semester.

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