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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of July 21, 2003

Highlights

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)
3. Vice Chair's Report (Schroeder)
5. Reports from VCAA - D. Konan (invited

Present: Meda Chesney-Lind, Martha Crosby, Thomas Hilgers, Thomas Schroeder, Frank Sansone, Mary Tiles, Janice Uchida; Charlotte Mitsutani

Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 3:04 pm.

1. The minutes of 7/14/03 were approved.

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)

- MLT met on 7/15. Tiles reported that budget was the primary concern.

- Tiles asked Schroeder to attend the VCAA budget meeting this week. (Senate projects are funded through VCAA.)

- SEC will nominate additional faculty members for the Entrepreneurship Task Force if any of those already nominated cannot serve.

- S. Maynard and D. Chin have agreed to serve on General Education Boards. Most Boards are now complete. Tiles has been unable to contact senators about possible service as GEC vice chair because most faculty are off duty.

- Tiles will work with Denise Konan on faculty development of Focus classes.

3. Vice Chair's Report (Schroeder)

- Several groups are involved in informal discussions relating to a possible UHM component of classified military research.

4. Committee Reports - none.

5. Reports from VCAA - D. Konan (invited guest)

a. DK: While all are pleased with the WASC Commissioners' report on UHM, important follow-up work remains for both faculty and administration, especially in the area of graduate education. SEC: The need for inclusive and transparent budget-development processes is highlighted by WASC; the Strategic Plan development model may be a good model. Faculty consultation is key to improving graduate education.

b. DK: To accomplish effective revision of executive policy E5.209 on articulation and transfer, the UHM faculty has to define its roles, particularly relating to admissions policies. SEC: CAPP and SEC are eager to participate in this important work and will begin by reviewing Karl Kim's 6/18 memo to VPPP on "articulation principles."

c. DK: VCAA will request expedited senate consideration of the "cinematic/digital arts" academic program proposal. SEC: Once the proposal is received by SEC, it will be sent to CAPP for review.

d. DK: VCAA has achieved some progress with System articulation: UHM has a new Council of Academic Advisors from all UHM colleges and schools; new brochures on transfer policies are available to students; web sites are being revised with correct information. The VPAA's "fast track" short-term articulation process was quite successful and offers a model for possible future efforts. However, longer-term processes are not in place; much will depend on the new VPAA. SEC: GEC and SEC have communicated faculty positions on articulation in the past. SEC will meet with D. McClain on 7/28 to discuss articulation.

6. Agenda for 7/23 meeting of SEC and Chancellor

- Budget process
a) this year - some concerns
b) better process for future years
- WASC and Graduate Education
- Mentoring for faculty arriving in the fall
- JABSOM reorganization status. Reclassification of clinical faculty
- Entrepreneurship task force
- Items to be requested by Chancellor.

7. Other business

- CAB has to revise Senate and Congress by-laws with particular attention to overall structure of faculty senates and to new position titles in administration.

- CFS has to review representation formulas in Senate bylaws.

Next meeting: 7/28, 3 p.m.

The meeting adjourned at 5:28 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilgers


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