Present: Martha Crosby, Michael Forman, Thomas Hilgers, Roger Lukas, Jill Nunokawa, Frank Sansone, Thomas Schroeder, Mary Tiles, and Janice Uchida.
The meeting was called to order at 10:10 a.m. by vice chair Schroeder.
1. The minutes of 8/4/03 were approved as amended.
Teaching schedules of all standing committee members were given to standing committee liaisons.
SEC members agreed in principal that several action items need SEC attention during the next academic year. The items, not in order of priority, include these:
a. The full Senate will play a leadership role in this year's discussions of Manoa's identity, with special attention to points of convergence and of tension in the UHM and System Strategic Plans. We need to determine UHM faculty's priorities for implementing the UHM Strategic Plan. Early in the semester, involvement in the discussion will be sought through participation of all Standing Committees.
b. The faculty will work to improve communication with regents and legislators. BOR members will be invited to all MFS meetings. Individual regents or groups of regents will be invited to various SEC meetings.
c. Regular communication lines between the UHM faculty and the UH VPAA will be established.
d. All Manoa faculty senates will work together to ensure effective UHM participation in the ACCFSC.
e. SEC will seek appropriate faculty roles in ongoing assessments of unit administrators.
f. SEC will seek appropriate faculty roles in ongoing assessments of non-academic units.
g. SEC will work through standing committees and all senators to achieve fuller communication between the Senate and the UHM Congress.
Discussions concluded at about 2:30 p.m.