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2016-17 Faculty Committees

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General Education Committee

The General Education Committee (GEC), an official UHM Faculty Senate committee, administers the General Education Program. The committee 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
Stacey Roberts (Education Administration) Chair June 2017
Aurelio Agcaoili (Indo-Pacific Languages) Vice-Chair June 2018
Shannon Johnson (Outreach)  
Alyssa Kapaona (College of Ed Office of Student Academic Services)

June 2017

Dore Minatodani (Library Services)   June 2018
Michael Nassir ( Physics and Astronomy)   June 2017
Dusko Pavlovic (Information and Computer Sciences)  
Nori Tarui (Economics)   June 2018
  ASUH representative June 2017
Non-voting members
Hokulani Aikau (General Education Office/Mānoa Writing Program)
Ronald Cambra (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education)
Sarita Rai (Senate Executive Committee Liaison)
Ryan Yamaguchi (Admissions)


Foundations Board

Board member Role Term ends
Vickery Lebbin (Library Services) Chair June 2017
Rufus Willet (Mathematics) Vice-Chair June 2018
Thomas Apple (Chemistry)   June 2018
John Casken (Nursing)   June 2017
Síobhan Ní Dhonacha (Honors)   June 2019
Michael Guidry (Oceanography)   June 2019
Daniel Harris-McCoy (Languages & Literatures of Europe & Americas)   June 2019
Michael Nassir (Physics & Astronomy) GEC liaison June 2018


Contemporary Ethical Issues Focus Board

Board member Role Term ends
Megan Terawaki (Mānoa Advising Center) Chair June 2018
Christine Beaule (Languages & Literatures of Europe & Americas)   June 2017
Amy Schiffner (Theatre and Dance)   June 2019
Myra Waddell (Library Services)   June 2019
Jenifer Sunrise Winter (Communications)   June 2017
GEC liaison  


Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues Focus Board

Board member Role Term ends
Marie Kainoa Revilla (Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences) Co-Chair June 2018
Fata Simanu-Klutz (Indo-Pacific Languages & Literatures) Co-Chair June 2017
Ku'ualoha Ho'omanawanui (English)   June 2017
Joyce Mariano (American Studies)   June 2019
Kapena Shim (Library Services)   June 2019
GEC liaison  


Oral Communication Focus Board

Board member Role Term ends
Jairus Grove (Political Science) Chair (F16) June 2017
Loriena Yancura (Family & Consumer Sciences) Chair (S17) June 2018
Rachael Bussert (Library Services) Vice-Chair June 2018
Matthew Eng (Mānoa Advising Center)   June 2017
Wendy Kawabata (Art & Art History)   June 2019
GEC liaison  


Writing Intensive Focus Board

Board member Role Term ends
Hokulani Aikau (General Education Office) Chair ex officio
Kari Ambrozich (Student-Athlete Academic Services) June 2017
Anna Feuerstein (English)   June 2018
Jessica Gasiorek (Communicology) June 2017
Kenton Harsch (English Language Institute Director)    ex officio
Michelle Manes (Mathematics)   June 2019
Jacqueline Ng-Osorio (Nursing) June 2019
Darin Payne (English)   ex officio
James Potemra (Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics & Planetology)   June 2019
Wei Zhang (Sociology) June 2018
GEC liaison  


    last updated October 4, 2016; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu