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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of June 16, 2003

Highlights

2. Vice-Chair's Report (Schroeder)
3. Cinematic and Digital Arts Program
4. Legislative Visit
5. Budget Exercise Status Report
6. Task Force on Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
7. SEC memo to Chancellor on Consultation
8. Executive Vacancies
9. Articulation
10. Educational Entrepreneurship Taskforce Nominees

Present: Thomas Hilgers, Roger Lukas, Jill Nunokawa, Thomas Schroeder, Janice Uchida; secretary Charlotte Mitsutani.

Vice-chair Schroeder called the meeting to order at 3:05 pm.

1. Minutes of the 6/2/03 meeting were approved as submitted.

2. Vice-Chair's Report (Schroeder)

- SEC's comments and suggestions relating to the Educational Entrepreneurship Task Force have been forwarded to the Chancellor. SEC's comments on the draft charter for the Distinguished Lecture Series have been forwarded to the Chancellor.

- 03-04 Budget requests for the Faculty Senate and General Education Office will be presented to VCAA Karl Kim for approval. A budget proposal for GEC initiatives has not yet been drafted.

- Discussions on faculty mentoring continue. The current program director's contract has concluded. VCAA continues to want a mentoring program review as part of OFDAS overhaul.

- MME has met twice since the last SEC meeting. Main topics: legislators' "tour" of the UH system, beginning at UHM in 6/03 and ending at UHM in 12/03; UHM Kakaako facility priorities and funding; charge to new task force on enrollment management and financial aid; UHM's budget and VCAFO's budget execution policies.

3. Cinematic and Digital Arts Program

On 6/5/03 Ka Leo reported that "the undergraduate Cinematic and Digital Arts Program ...will be implemented this upcoming fall 2003 semester." The new 03-04 UHM Catalog says the program "is expected to get underway in the fall of 2003" (p. 169).

The Faculty Senate must review all proposed academic programs. Review is conducted by CAPP and, if warranted, CAB; their recommendations go to the full Senate. Since VCAA Kim has "not seen" this program proposal, he has not forwarded a request for review to SEC. A&S Associate Dean Cambra reports that A&S has forwarded a proposal "with reservations" to VCAA.

Schroeder will send a memo to VCAA making two points:

a. New academic programs may not be established without Senate review, and announcing new programs before such review is ill advised. b. Premature announcements of new programs via any media can only confuse and mislead current and potential students.

4. Legislative Visit

Several current legislators will be at UHM on 6/18 for a 9:00 a.m. presentation and a 12:30 luncheon. Several SEC members will attend the luncheon.

5. Budget Exercise Status Report

Lukas reported extensive discussion around two questions: 1) What are the necessary and appropriate types of data for review of students, staff, revenue streams, space, productivity, etc., within academic units? 2) For administrative units, what exactly is being reviewed? (Answer: several, including the Chancellor's office, Facilities Management, Telecom, Auxiliary Services, etc.) The next meeting will be on 6/19.

6. Task Force on Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

SEC will be asked for input and participant nominations.

7. SEC memo to Chancellor on Consultation

Schroeder is working on a draft by Nunokawa, with assistance from Hilgers. The memo will be conveyed along with the "sense of Senate" on consultation from 5/7/03.

8. Executive Vacancies

The search for a new head for Public Health has been terminated. The SEC notes a long and documented history of faculty and BOR concerns with this area.

The Chancellor will select an interim head of SOEST from a list prepared by the SOEST faculty.

9. Articulation

Manoa has nominated Professors Karl Dovermann and David Chin to the UCA Philosophy 110 review committee.

10. Educational Entrepreneurship Taskforce Nominees

SEC approved nomination of Shirley Daniels (CBA), Pamela Fujita-Starck (Outreach), and Peter Manicas (A&S) to the task force. CFS Liaison Nunokawa will notify the Chancellor.

There being no further business, the meeting ended at 4:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilgers

Next meeting: 6/23. 6/25: SEC meets with Chancellor.


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