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2009-10 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
Ernestine Enomoto (Educational Administration) Vice Chair June 2012
Lynne Higa (Arts & Sciences Academic Advising)   June 2010
Mike Nassir (Physics)   June 2011
Scott Rowland (Geology & Geophysics) Chair June 2010
Todd Sammons (English)   June 2012
Galen Sasaki (Electrical Engineering)   June 2011
Mo Sato (Art)   June 2012
Carolyn Stephenson (Political Science)   June 2010
student representative not yet appointed ASUH representative June 2010
Non-voting members
Ron Cambra (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education)
Lisa Fujikawa (General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program)
Tom Hilgers (General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program)
Susan Hippensteele (Senate Executive Committee liaison)
Garett Inoue (Admissions & Records)
Steve Rola (Admissions & Records)
FRAUM representative (emeritus faculty) - currently unfilled


Foundations Board

Board member Role Term ends
Jim Bayman (Anthropology) Special responsibility for Global & Multicultural Perspectives June 2012
Daphne Desser (English) Special responsibility for Written Communication June 2011
Erik Guentner (Mathematics) Broad perspective, representing full range of undergraduate education June 2012
Jodie Mattos (Library Services) Broad perspective, representing full range of undergraduate education June 2011
Gay Garland Reed (Educational Foundations) Broad perspective, representing full range of undergraduate education June 2012
Leilani Takeuchi (Freshman Programs) Representing first-year programs June 2010
    June 2010
Galen Sasaki (Electrical Engineering) GEC liaison June 2010


Contemporary Ethical Issues Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Helen Baroni (Religion)   June 2012
Ned Bertz (History)   June 2012
Spencer Leineweber (Architecture)   June 2011
Ilan Noy (Economics) sabbatical S10 June 2011
Jonathan Okamura (Ethnic Studies)   June 2010
Lynne Higa (A&S Academic Advising) GEC liaison June 2010


Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Lonny Carlile (Asian Studies)   June 2010
Tarcisius Kabutaulaka (Pacific Studies)   June 2012
Valli Kalei Kanuha (Sociology)   June 2012
Wendell Kekailoa Perry (Hawaiian Studies)   June 2011
Noenoe Silva (Political Science)   June 2011
Mo Sato (Art) GEC liaison

June 2009


Oral Communication Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Nick Franchini (Arts & Sciences Academic Advising)   June 2011
Amy Hubbard (Speech)   June 2010
Joel Moffett (Academy for Creative Media)   June 2012
Jan Sung (Library Services)   June 2012
Margit Watts (College of Education)   June 2011
Carolyn Stephenson (Political Science) GEC liaison June 2010


Writing Intensive Focus Board

Board member Area Term ends
Michael DeMattos (Social Work) Professional School June 2010
Kenton Harsch (Second Language Studies) Director of the English Language Institute  ex-officio
Thomas Hilgers (General Education Office/ Manoa Writing Program) Chair   ex-officio
Sterling Keeley (Biology) A&S: Natural Sciences June 2010
Trina Kudlacek (Student-Athlete Academic Services) Academic Advising June 2011
Brad Nakamura (Psychology) A&S: Social Sciences June 2012
Lourdes Ortega (Second Language Studies) A&S: Languages, Linguistics, & Literatures June 2012
Darin Payne (English) Director of Composition and Rhetoric ex-officio
Weilin Qu (Mechanical Engineering) Professional School June 2010 
Kathleen Sands (American Studies) A&S: Arts & Humanities June 2011
Todd Sammons (English) GEC liaison June 2010
Non-voting member
Lisa Fujikawa General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program


    updated February 10, 2010; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu