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UH Faculty Retiree Resolution

WHEREAS, a working relationship between the Senate and retired UH faculty would be mutually beneficial; and

WHEREAS, retirees could bring to the Senate deliberations institutional memory; and

WHEREAS, the Senate could benefit from the long-term experience and planning skills retirees can bring to them, including experience as Faculty Senators; and

WHEREAS, Faculty Retirees Association of the University of Hawaii at Manoa (FRAUHM) is committed to liaison with UH by virtue of its by-laws which stipulate, in Article 2: "(2) to offer support and service to the University of Hawaii wherever possible;" and

WHEREAS, planning for a University-sponsored Center for Retirees is under way and will strengthen incentives for retirees to contribute more actively to UH; and

WHEREAS, the national Association for Retirees in Higher Education (AROHE) can offer relevant experience to help UH and Chancellor Konan has promised to support UH affiliation;

Therefore, be it RESOLVED:

  1. A retired faculty member will be invited to meet regularly with each standing committee of the UHM Faculty Senate, and the participating retirees will be invited to attend and participate in meetings of the full Senate.
  2. All the retired faculty members meeting with the Senate committees should also meet regularly as an advisory group to discuss and make recommendations to the Senate on subjects proposed by senators or by group members.
  3. The FRAUHM Board will nominate retirees to serve these functions. The nominations must be approved by the Senate Executive Committee.
  4. Retirees meeting with standing committees and attending Senate meetings will not be members of the Senate and will not be eligible to vote.

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