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Resolution Relating to JABSOM Tenure Modification Proposal

Issue #69
Approved by the Manoa Faculty Senate on May 2, 2012
58 in support ; 7 against


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Resolution Relating to JABSOM Tenure Modification Proposal

Whereas:

JABSOM desires to expand its base of tenured faculty, and has provided a proposal to accomplish this by funding positions with 50% general funds and providing tenure; and

Whereas:

This will not affect existing faculty unless they voluntarily wish to reduce their general funding to 50%; and

Whereas:

The JABSOM Faculty Senate and its General Faculty has voted in favor of the proposal;

Therefore be it resolved:

The Manoa Faculty Senate supports in principle the concept of JABSOM creating 1.0 FTE positions with a minimum of 50% general funding subject to the following conditions:

1. Such positions are limited to JABSOM only, and that no similar general funding reduction plan for incoming or existing faculty be developed by the administration for any other Manoa unit without further Senate approval, and
2. that no Manoa funds external to the Medical School be used to cover salary gaps if these should occur, and
3. JABSOM reviews its workload policies, promotion and tenure criteria, and post-tenure review criteria to ensure that clear and reasonable expectations are provided for these positions, and
4. that UHPA be asked to exercise vigilance that no pressure be applied to senior faculty to reduce their percentage of general funding and
5. that appropriate safeguards be put in place to ensure that salary adjustments not be used in response to any exercise of academic freedom.