2. Chair's Report (Tiles)
University Affiliated Research Center
3. Vice Chair's Report (Schroeder)
4. Proposed CBA MS in Finance
6. Discussion with David McClain, new VPAA
7. SEC Planning Day
Present: Martha Crosby, Michael Forman, Thomas Hilgers, Frank Sansone, Thomas Schroeder, Mary Tiles, Janice Uchida; Charlotte Mitsutani. Guest: David McClain. Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 3:05 pm.
1. The minutes of 7/21/03 were approved.
a. MME met on 7/28; discussions involved WASC follow up, strategic plan priorities for the year, and budget.
b. Tiles and Schroeder have been looking into faculty concerns about the University-Affiliated Research Center (UARC) proposal, the drafting of which began before Englert became Chancellor. The proposal raises several issues: lack of clarity about the relationship between a proposed Hawai'i Engineering Design Center under RCUH and an Office of Naval Research/UARC under the College of Engineering; consultations with affected parties that perhaps did not occur; the kind of changes in BOR policy on classified research required for UARC to become a reality; and the need for CAB and UHPA consultation over BOR-proposed policy changes. Tiles has talked to Englert and will keep SEC posted on developments. Meanwhile, UHPA comments on language for proposed revisions to BOR policy will be shared with CAB.
a. Budget meeting for VPAA included discussion of UHMFS budget. Details on a $30,000 FS carryover from last year could not be provided. SEC will appoint a treasurer to monitor our allocation and ensure timely disbursals by the appropriate fiscal officer.
b. SEC will ask Chancellor to make the Hawai'i Hall faculty office space available for faculty meetings from the beginning of the new academic year.
c. The hold on JABSOM reorganization may relate to the creation of new clinical programs without consultation with the Chancellor or the Graduate Division.
The chair of Finance has requested immediate Senate approval of the MS proposal. The CAB review questioned the method of faculty overload compensation and the differential compensation rate to be offered by RCUH. SEC will seek input on the proposal from the full Senate at the Senate's September meeting.
VPAA wants "interim processes" - described in a 12/24/02 memo by the interim VPAA - implemented. SEC will nominate 30 UHM faculty members to serve on several working groups. SEC emphasized the need for clear ground rules for the working groups: the task is rather unusual for system committees since it involves articulation only to a single campus's general education requirements.
a. McClain wants interim procedures to be operative early in the fall semester. Procedures must be consistent with two principles in Neubauer's 12/24/02 memo: BOR policy on transfer will be followed; authority and responsibility of the degree-granting campus will be observed. Implementation of interim procedures will be overseen by McClain; his office will provide staff support for the working groups.
b. McClain would like decisions on revisions of E5.209 to be made during the upcoming academic year if at all possible. It is possible to decide not to change E5.209; it is also possible to prolong the revision process and maintain the interim procedures for articulation during that period.
c. The Council of Chancellors is grappling with issues related to campus and system relations. A recent presentation by Dennis Jones of NCHEMS noted that "The glue that holds systems together is common purpose-not rules and regulations."
Tiles and Schroeder will prepare an agenda for a half-day SEC planning session just before the beginning of the new academic year.
8. Senate meeting dates
Fall meetings are scheduled for 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/10.
There being no other business, the meeting adjourned at 5:55 pm.