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Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Congress via electronic vote that concluded on November 11, 2011
263 in support (80%); 21 opposed (6%); 45 abstentions (14%)

Discussed at the Mānoa Faculty Congress on October 19, 2011

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on September 21, 2011
1 vote against

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on May 4, 2011
63 in support; 2 opposed

Tabled indefinitely by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on April 20, 2011
39 in support; 8 opposed; 0 abstentions

Supporting Documents

Date Document & Link Committee
November 11, 2011

10/19 Resolution approved via. electronic vote of Congress that was held from November 4 - November 11, 2011 by the Committee on Faculty Service (CFS). Of 2,284 total faculty members, 329 members voted on the amendment and the voter turn out was 14.4%.

October 19, 2011

10/19 Resolution read for discussion at October 2011 Congress

September 21, 2011 9/21 Resolution approved at September 2011 Senate meeting Senate

May 4, 2011

5/4 Resolution approved at May 2011 Senate meeting



April 20, 2011

4/20 Resolution tabled at April 2011 Senate meeting





Whereas, the Working Group on Graduate Education, in cooperation with the Senate Executive Committee, negotiated an agreement with Graduate Division regarding the oversight of new graduate education programs and policies, and that task will necessarily fall to a Manoa Faculty Senate standing committee; and

Whereas, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs works with the Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP) and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education works with the Committee on Research, which would, moreover, seem better able than CAPP to accommodate an expanded charge; and

Whereas, effective review of newly proposed graduate education programs and policies requires a senate committee that contains people collectively familiar with the full range of graduate programs and the potential impact of new policies on those programs; and

Whereas, current and past graduate chairs are most likely to have the relevant experience; and

Whereas, current and past graduate chairs will be able to represent most accurately the interests of the programs they represent if their constituencies are organized, as far as possible, to respect the natural affinities existing between the graduate programs offered by different departments; and

Whereas, graduate students have a legitimate interest in being represented on any committee charged with the oversight of changes to graduate education policy;

Therefore, be it resolved that, effective August 2011, the Manoa Faculty Senate's Committee on Research will be reconfigured as the Committee on Research and Graduate Education, containing no fewer than twelve members--at least nine of whom will be Senators, one will be a GSO-appointed graduate student representative, and the remainder of whom will be non-Senators who serve, or have served, as graduate chairs within their departments.

Be it also resolved that Senator and non-Senator membership shall inclusively represent eight graduate education constituencies, and that it will be part of each representative’s responsibility to consider not only the program needs of their own departments, but also those of other departments within their constituencies.

Appendix: The eight graduate education constituencies to be represented on CoRGE

1) College of Arts and Humanities, School of Hawaiian Knowledge, School of Pacific & Asian Studies

2) College of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures

3) College of Social Sciences, Social Work

4) College of Natural Sciences, SOEST

5) CTAHR, Education

6) Medicine, Nursing & Dental

7) Business, TIMS, Law

8) Engineering, Architecture