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RESOLUTION ON PERIODIC REVIEW OF FACULTY

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate
4/16/2014
37 in support: 3 opposed


ISSUE #24.13


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RESOLUTION ON PERIODIC REVIEW OF FACULTY

Whereas, The Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee (SEC) was approached by the Office of the Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs (OVCAA) with a document that proposes amendments to the University of Hawaii at Mānoa policy covering periodic review of faculty and urged the Committee on Professional Matters (CPM) to address the issue; and

Whereas, In fall, 2013, CPM met with representatives of OVCAA, the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, and the UH System as part of our process of understanding the issues; and

Whereas, State of Hawaii law and the collective bargaining agreement between the UH system and the UH Professional Assembly governs employment-related issues, including discipline of faculty; and

Whereas, BOR policy Section 1-10 grants authority to the Faculty Senate on academic decision-making and academic policy development (http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmfs/charter/charter.html); and

Whereas, BOR policy 9-13 and R-02 in the agreement between the UH system and the UH Professional Assembly indicates that respective chancellors in consultation with appropriate faculty governance bodies will develop procedures for review which incorporate faculty as peers in the process and safeguards for academic freedom; and

Whereas, The new proposal inappropriately imposes non-faculty, dean/director input into the collegial review process; therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Manoa Faculty Senate sustains that periodic review of faculty remain a faculty-governed, collegial process independent of executive and administrative/management influence.


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