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Spring 2016 Faculty Committees

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General Education Committee

The General Education Committee (GEC), a Standing Committee of the UHM Faculty Senate, develops policies and procedures for implementing and monitoring General Education at UHM, and it undertakes regular assessment of the program's educational effectiveness.

Concerns regarding Diversification courses or the Focus Exemption should be sent to the GEC Chair.

Committee member Role Term ends
Pete Garrod (Natural Resources & Environmental Management) Chair June 2015
Kapa Oliveira (Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language) Vice Chair June 2016
Nicole Iwasaki (Manoa Transfer Coordination Center)   June 2017
Bob Joseph (Astronomy) June 2016
Joy Logan (Languages & Literatures of Europe & the Americas - Latin American & Iberian Studies)   June 2015
Mike Nassir (Physics)   June 2017
Amy Schiffner (Theater & Dance) on in sabbatical Spring 2015 June 2015
Kiana Shiroma (Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center)   June 2016
Kaitlyn Conner ASUH representative June 2015
Non-voting members
Dawne Bost (General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program)
Ron Cambra (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education)
Lisa Fujikawa (General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program)
Stacey Roberts (Senate Executive Committee liaison)
Hokulani Aikau (General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program)
Ryan Yamaguchi (Admissions)
FRAUM representative (emeritus faculty) - currently unfilled


Foundations Board

Board member   Term ends
Mark Banner (Theater & Dance)   June 2016
John Casken (Nursing)   June 2017
Vicky Lebbin (Library Services)   June 2017
Judy Lemus (Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology) Chair June 2015
Matt Romaniello (History)   June 2017
Kyle Van Duser (First Years Program)   June 2016
Mandy Westfall-Senda (Student Life & Development)   June 2015
Mike Nassir (Physics/Astronomy) GEC liaison June 2015


Contemporary Ethical Issues Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Garrett Clanin (Student-Athlete Academic Services) Chair June 2015
Donald Drake (Botany)   June 2015
Brent Sipes (Plant & Environmental Protection Sciences)   June 2016
Megan Terawaki (Manoa Advising Center   June 2017
Jenifer Sunrise Winter (Communication)   June 2017
Kiana Shiroma (Pre-Health/Pre-Law Advising Center) GEC liaison June 2015


Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Lonny Carlile (Asian Studies)   June 2016
Lisette Flanary (Academy for Creative Media) Chair June 2015
Leslie Lopez (Center for Teaching Excellence)   June 2017
Scott Rowland (Geology & Geophysics)   June 2016
Fata Simanu-Klutz (Indo-Pacific Languages & Literatures)   June 2017
Bob Joseph (Astronomy) GEC liaison June 2015


Oral Communication Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Cathy Clayton (Asian Studies)   June 2015
Matt Eng (Manoa Advising Center) Chair June 2016
Mary Kim (East Asian Languages & Literatures)   June 2017
Ehito Kimura (Political Science)   June 2017
Dainan Skeem (Library Services) Chair June 2015
Joy Logan (Languages & Literatures of Europe & Americas - Spanish) GEC liaison June 2015


Writing Intensive Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Hokulani Aikau (General Education Office) ex officio
Kari Ambrozich (Student-Athlete Academic Services) June 2017
Jim Caron (English)   June 2015
Jessica Gasiorek (Communicology) June 2017
Kenton Harsch, English Language Institute Director    ex officio
Cindy Hunter (Biology)   June 2016
Georganne Nordstrom, Composition & Rhetoric Director ex officio
Kristin Pauker (Psychology)   June 2015
Karen Selph (Oceanography)   June 2016
Halina Zaleski (Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences) June 2016
GEC liaison June 2015
Non-voting members
Dawne Bost General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program
Lisa Fujikawa General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program


    last updated January 14, 2015; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu