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MOTION TO ENDORSE THE PROPOSED REORGANIZATION OF THE OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR FOR RESEARCH AND GRADUATE EDUCATION AND TO RECOMMEND AN AMENDMENT TO THE REORGANIZATION PROPOSAL

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on December 7, 2011
Unanimous

Tabled by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on November 16, 2011
40 in support; 8 opposed


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Motion to Endorse the Proposed Reorganization of the Office of the VCRGE

The Committee on Administration and Budget (CAB) and the Committee on Research and Graduate Education (CORGE) of Manoa Faculty Senate endorse the proposed reorganization of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education to create an Office of Research Compliance, dated September 30, 2011, and propose the following amendment to the Reorganization Proposal:

The Manoa Faculty Senate proposes amending the reorganization chart on p 31 of the document so that the IRBs and any other federally mandated committees involving faculty, staff and the community at large charged with oversight on compliance issues be visible. Since these committees are not under the control of Office of Research Compliance of the OVCRGE, but are facilitated in their duties through that office, we suggest that dotted lines be used to represent them in relation to the appropriate functional boxes.


We further reiterate the necessity of having the IRBs and all such federally mandated committees charged with reviewing the ethical and scientific implications of research projects seated with faculty who represent the broad interests of the university. Through the nomination process for faculty to serve on university-wide committees, the Faculty Senate will seek to ensure that representation on these committees is so composed.