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RESOLUTION ON DOSSIER SIMPLIFICATION

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on April 15, 2009
unanimous

Tabled by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on March 18, 2009
unanimous

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on November 19, 2008
unanimous

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on April 16, 2008
approved

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RESOLUTION ON DOSSIER SIMPLIFICATION

Whereas, the current dossier guidelines and forms are dated, unnecessarily complex and bureaucratic for the candidates and reviewing bodies,  

Whereas, the current process is also wasteful and cumbersome producing huge stacks of multiple copies of large folders that must be securely transported and stored,

Whereas a review of the dossier process that included interviews with key stakeholders as well as two focus groups of faculty who had recently submitted dossiers produced no evidence that the dated format and submission process adds anything in terms of quality or value,

Therefore, be it resolved that the University of Hawaii at Mānoa Faculty Senate supports the effort to streamline, simplify, and codify existing guidelines and forms to make for a more efficient submission and review process with the ultimate goal of a secure, paperless submission process.

And be it further resolved that the Committee on Professional Matters name a Tenure/Promotion Working Group with UHPA participation to work with the effort so as to assure that faculty involvement with the process remains substantial. 

And be it further resolved that the following voluntary options be allowed beginning Fall 2008:

  • 1.      Three-hole-punch binders instead of metal fasteners;
  • 2.      Labels for names and page numbers.
  • 3.      Allow double-sided printing.