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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of May 19, 2003

Contents

2. UH Faculty Mentoring and Leader Development Program
3. Chair's Report
     VC-AA Search
     Budget Advisory Group Meeting / Vertical Cuts
     Articulation
     MS in Finance
     Chancellor's Reception for Graduating Ph.D.s
     Commencement
     MME Meeting
     WASC Report on Community Colleges
     Legislator Tours
4. Committee Reports
     CFS
5. Old Business
     Election of SEC Officers
     Agenda items for SEC meeting with Peter Englert, May 21, 2003
6. New Business
     University Lab School


Present: Denise Antolini, Martha Crosby, David Flynn, Michael Forman, Roger Lukas, Frank Sansone, Thomas Schroeder, Janice Uchida and Charlotte Mitsutani

Visitors: Ann Peters and Suzanne Wolfe.

Chair Mike Forman called the meeting to order at 3:03 pm.

1. The minutes of the meeting of May 12, 2003 were approved as corrected

2. UH Faculty Mentoring and Leader Development Program

Ann Peters discussed the 14-year history of the program and the program's function. (The program's web site is at www.hawaii.edu/facultymentoring) She passed out a letter she wrote to Chancellor Englert describing the program. She also discussed how the administration's support for the program has steadily declined over the years, despite its success. Among other benefits to the university has been the prevention of faculty lawsuits resulting from personnel actions. Currently the administration only pays for partial course release for Carol Anne Dickson. It was proposed that the program work with CPM, which could aid in the development of more services such as a research proposal development program, a program for department chairs, etc. The SEC will alert Peter Englert of the issue on Wednesday, and will express its strong support.

3. Chair's Report

VC-AA Search

The application files are in and the evaluation process is beginning.

Budget Advisory Group Meeting / Vertical Cuts

The group discussed the chancellor's proposed process to develop and vet the FY04 budget. Of particular note is the chancellor's goal of finding multiple millions of dollars in vertical cuts to cover the legislative reductions in Manoa's budget. The SEC was very concerned about the extremely short (five-week) period for this process to occur. Also of concern was the chancellor's stated goal of using this abbreviated process to find reductions for an amount greater than the legislative reductions (the additional reductions would be used for new initiatives). It was noted that a very exhaustive report was produced during 1997-1998 by a Vertical Cuts Committee, and this should be used in the present process. Tom Schroeder has copied this 215-page report; David and Roger will attempt to locate archived copies of the electronic version of the report so it can be disseminated. In addition, Frank will forward the most recent draft of the chancellor's process plan to CAB.

Articulation

There was further discussion of the Philosophy 110 controversy.

MS in Finance

Interim VP McClain expressed his concern about the lack of a vote on the CAPP resolution on this M.S. program. Mike explained to him the reasons for forwarding the matter to CAB for further review.

Chancellor's Reception for Graduating Ph.D.s

This was very well received by the Ph.D. recipients.

Commencement

Two changes in the ceremony were introduced. First, two new Hawaiian staffs have been constructed to replace the university mace. Second, new Ph.D.s joined the faculty on stage after receiving their hoods.

MME Meeting

The process to develop and vet the proposed FY04 budget was the main point of discussion.

WASC Report on Community Colleges

The report is critical of Dobelle's interaction with the CCs, particularly his emphasis on their 'feeder' role with respect to Manoa, and his de-emphasis of their training function. Also there is mention in the report of the system's future allocation of RTRF funds to the CCs.

Legislator Tours

These will be on June 18 and December 9, and are being organized by Jim Manke.

4. Committee Reports

CFS

David reported that CFS has selected new members for the GEC and its Boards; however, there are some errors in the selections that will need to be corrected. Chair Rhonda Black will be asked to send a letter to Jill Nunokawa informing her that she will be replacing Denise, who is on sabbatical leave effective June 1.

5. Old Business

Election of SEC Officers

The results of the elections which followed last week's SEC meeting is as follows:

Chair -- Mary Tiles
Vic-Chair -- Tom Schroeder
SEC Secretary -- Tom Hilgers
Senate Secretary -- (shared) Janice Uchida and Martha Crosby

Agenda items for SEC meeting with Peter Englert, May 21, 2003

- Position descriptions for VC-UE and VC-DE -- What units report to each VC? (This info is needed to complete faculty consultation on the position descriptions.)

- Proposed tuition and fee increases

- RTRF policies at the system and campus level

- UH Faculty Mentoring and Leader Development Program

- Summer Session S-funds

- Outreach College Committee

- University Lab School

6. New Business

University Lab School

The memo from Englert to the BOR was discussed. The SEC decided to discuss this with Peter Englert on Wednesday and to emphasize the need for faculty input early in the debate on the future of the school


The next SEC meeting will be held on Monday, June 2, 2003 at 3:00 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:03 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Frank Sansone

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