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2010-11 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) Chair June 2011
Joe Jarrett (Chemistry) Vice Chair June 2012
Jim Caron (English)   June 2012
Mike Nassir (Physics/Astronomy)   June 2011
Galen Sasaki (Electrical Engineering)   June 2011
Mo Sato (Art)   June 2012
Comfort Sumida (Manoa Advising Center)   June 2013
Wei Zhang (Sociology)   June 2013
Sianha Gualano ASUH representative June 2011
Non-voting members
Ron Cambra (Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education)
Lisa Fujikawa (General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program)
Garett Inoue (Admissions & Records)
Lilikala Kame'eleihiwa (Senate Executive Committee liaison)
Todd Sammons (General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program)
Ryan Yamaguchi (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
Debra Drexler (Art) Broad perspective, representing full range of undergraduate education June 2013
Erik Guentner (Mathematics) Special responsibility for Symbolic Reasoning 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 ex officio
Mike Nassir (Physics/Astronomy) GEC liaison June 2011


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)   June 2011
Nori Tarui (Economics)   June 2013
Comfort Sumida (Manoa Advising Center) GEC liaison June 2011


Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Valli Kalei Kanuha (Sociology)   June 2012
Peter Mataira (Social Work)   June 2012
Anne Misawa (Academy for Creative Media)   June 2011
Yuko Otsuka (Linguistics)   June 2013
Wendell Kekailoa Perry (Hawaiian Studies)   June 2011
Wei Zhang (Sociology) GEC liaison

June 2011


Oral Communication Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Kate Hye Eun Lee (Speech)   June 2011
Joel Moffett (Academy for Creative Media)   June 2012
Jon Osorio (Hawaiian Studies)   June 2011
Tom Pearson (Accountancy)   June 2013
Jan Sung (Library Services)   June 2012
Mo Sato (Art) GEC liaison June 2011


Writing Intensive Focus Board

Board member Area Term ends
Virginia Bennett (Languages & Linguistics of Europe & the Americas) A&S: Languages, Linguistics, & Literatures June 2012
Dave Bess (Management & Industrial Relations) Professional School June 2013
Mike DeMattos (Social Work) Professional School June 2013
Kenton Harsch (Second Language Studies) Director of the English Language Institute  ex officio
Jim Henry (Manoa Writing Program) Chair   ex officio
Trina Kudlacek (Student-Athlete Academic Services) Academic Advising June 2011
Brad Nakamura (Psychology) A&S: Social Sciences June 2012
Darin Payne (English) Director of Composition and Rhetoric ex officio
Kathleen Sands (American Studies) A&S: Arts & Humanities June 2011
Tamara Ticktin (Botany) A&S: Natural Sciences June 2013
Galen Sasaki (Electrical Engineering) GEC liaison June 2011
Non-voting member
Lisa Fujikawa General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program


    updated April 26, 2011; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu