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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of June 23, 2003

Contents

2. Vice Chair's Report
3. Task Force on Commencement
4. Educational Entrepreneurial Task Force
5. SEC memo on consultation
6. Athletics
7. JABSOM reorganization/accreditation
8. Legislative visit
9. Budget Exercise Committee
10. New Business


Present: Meda Chesney-Lind, Thomas Hilgers, Roger Lukas, Jill Nunokawa, Thomas Schroeder; Charlotte Mitsutani.

Vice Chair Schroeder called the meeting to order at 3:06 p.m.

1. The minutes of the June 16, 2003 meeting were approved as submitted.

2. Vice Chair's Report

- Last week's meeting of MLT covered the need for improved consultations between the Chancellor and MLT; UH's need for attention to risk management; searches for VCAA ("medium list" expected in July) and VCRG (slower progress); and implications of the UH/UHPA contract. MLT will meet again on 6/23.

- Last Friday's BOR meeting included extensive faculty testimony on proposed executive salaries. The current executive-salary deficit is being covered by interest on unspent Special Funds.

- MME was offered an explanation of how Banner is being funded. RTRF issues continue to be discussed.

- The UHMFS budget awaits the VCAA's promised signature.

- The Cinematic and Digital Arts Program proposal was approved by A&S PCC in 4/03 with reservations. However, the proposal will not be ready for Senate review this summer.

- David Baker, head of the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, will meet with SEC.

3. Task Force on Commencement

The chancellor intends to form this Task Force and has asked SEC for nominations. SEC's response is #5 below.

4. Educational Entrepreneurial Task Force

SEC nominee Shirley Daniels, new Interim Chancellor of Hawai'i CC, is ineligible to serve. SEC nominates Harriet Abe to the Task Force.

5. SEC memo on consultation

How should faculty consultation be effected in the creation of Task Forces? A draft memo on SEC's role will be circulated for review by all SEC members. If further discussion is necessary, it will occur on 6/30.

6. Athletics

As part of a review of athletic program governance, the role of UHM's faculty athletic representative (FAR) is being examined.

7. JABSOM reorganization/accreditation

The reorganization plan appears to be on hold at the Chancellor's level, perhaps because of a perception that the Faculty Senate is opposed. However, UHMFS did approve JABSOM reorganization in 11/02 after discussion of reservations. SEC will request a status report.

8. Legislative visit

The 6/18 campus visit of several legislators covered many aspects of the UHM Strategic Plan. Discussion topics included UHM's role in the Kakaako- complex development and the proposed $10 million redistribution of UHM funding.

9. Budget Exercise Committee

Considerable discussion at the 6/19 meeting involved previously accepted "key criteria for consideration." The overall budget process seems about one month behind schedule. The Chancellor is suggesting initial publication of a first quarter FY04 budget.

10. New Business

- CAB input is needed on the "budget execution" draft, the Master of Finance degree, and the Task Force on special funds. Liaison Lukas will email CAB members for ideas on process.

- Discussion of faculty representation on committees resulted in this motion: "The SEC forwards nominations of faculty members for committee service. SEC members themselves will not accept appointment to involved committees without being nominated by the SEC." The motion was approved unanimously.

- GEC membership and dormitory concerns will both be discussed on 6/30.

The meeting adjourned at 5:01 pm.

Respectfully submitted, Thomas Hilgers

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