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2012-13 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
Dore Minatodani (Library Services) Chair June 2013
Stacey Roberts (Educational Administration) Vice Chair June 2014
Joy Logan (Lang. & Lit. of Eur & Americas - Spanish)   June 2015
Sarita Rai (Study Abroad)   June 2014
Scott Rowland (Geology & Geophysics)   June 2014
Amy Schiffner (Theater & Dance)   June 2015
Comfort Sumida (Manoa Advising Center)   June 2013
Wei Zhang (Sociology)   June 2013
  ASUH representative June 2013
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)
Todd Sammons (General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program)
Carolyn Stephenson (Senate Executive Committee liaison)
Ryan Yamaguchi (Admissions)
FRAUM representative (emeritus faculty) - currently unfilled


Foundations Board

Board member   Term ends
Debra Drexler (Art)   June 2013
Bjorn Kjos-Hanssen (Mathematics)   June 2015
Mike Nassir (Physics/Astronomy)   June 2014
Judy Lemus (Hawaii Institute for Marine Biology)   June 2015
Matt Romaniello (History)   June 2015
Amy Schafer (Linguistics) Chair June 2014
Mandy Westfall-Senda (New Student Orientation)   June 2015
Scott Rowland (Geology & Geophysics) GEC liaison June 2013


Contemporary Ethical Issues Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Garrett Clanin (Student-Athlete Academic Services)   June 2015
Donald Drake (Botany)   June 2015
Vicky Lebbin (Library Services)   June 2014
Njoroge Njoroge (History)   June 2014
Nori Tarui (Economics) Chair June 2013
Joy Logan (Spanish) GEC liaison June 2013


Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific Issues Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Lilinoe Andrews (Hawaiian Language)   June 2014
Ernestine Enomoto (Educational Administration)   June 2015
Lisette Flanary (Academy for Creative Media)   June 2015
Valli Kalei Kanuha (Sociology)   June 2013
Yuko Otsuka (Linguistics) Chair June 2013
Wei Zhang (Sociology) GEC liaison

June 2013


Oral Communication Focus Board

Board member   Term ends
Christine Beaule (Languages & Linguistics of Europe & the Americas) Chair June 2014
Ehito Kimura (Political Science)   June 2015
Kate Hye Eun Lee (Communicology)   June 2014
Tom Pearson (Accountancy)   June 2013
Dainan Skeem (Library Services)   June 2015
Comfort Sumida (Manoa Advising Center) GEC liaison June 2013


Writing Intensive Focus Board

Board member Area Term ends
Dave Bess (Management & Industrial Relations) Professional School June 2013
Jim Caron (English) A&S: Languages, Linguistics, & Literatures June 2015
Mike DeMattos (Social Work) Professional School June 2013
Brandy Frazier (Psychology) A&S: Social Sciences June 2015
Kenton Harsch (Second Language Studies) Director of the English Language Institute  ex officio
Jim Henry (Manoa Writing Program Director) Chair   ex officio
Rayna Tagalicod (Manoa Advising Center) Academic Advising June 2014
Tamara Ticktin (Botany) A&S: Natural Sciences June 2013
Bobby Tokunaga (Communicology) A&S: Arts & Humanities June 2014
Sarita Rai (Study Abroad) GEC liaison June 2013
Non-voting members
Dawne Bost General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program
Lisa Fujikawa General Education Office/Manoa Writing Program


    updated January 28, 2013; report errors to gened@hawaii.edu