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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of August 25, 2003

Highlights

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)
      Porter Soifer replace Dubanoski, Vogel on MME
      No changes in budget restrictions
      No tuition fee increase to be sought
      $1 million assessment for marketing withdrawn
3. Procedure for Review of Graduate Education
4. Banner Financing
5. Research Infrastructure
6. VCAA Search
7. Agenda items for SEC/Chancellor meeting 8/26/03
8. Committee Reports

Present: Martha Crosby, Michael Forman, Thomas Hilgers, Roger Lukas, Jill Nunokawa, Frank Sansone, Thomas Schroeder, Mary Tiles, Janice Uchida, and Charlotte Mitsutani.

Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 3:05 pm.

1. The minutes of 8/18/03 were approved with a correction in the date of the MLT meeting.

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)

a. MME met on 8/25.

- Ed Porter and Aviam Soifer have replaced Richard Dubanoski and Carl Vogel as members of MME.

- The Chancellor wishes to regularize and publicize processes for getting items on the agenda of MME and MLT.

- VC Sakaguchi announced that there were no changes in budget restrictions although an increase in enrollment may bring an already budgeted increase in revenues. While grants are up, allocation of RTRF funds awaits their release by the system. The $1 million system assessment for marketing has been withdrawn. The president has said he will not bring any requests for tuition increases to the regents this year, although the chancellor sees a possible need for fee increases for 05-06. The chancellor is meeting on 8/26 with HECO officials about getting more electrical meters for the campus,which currently has about 50 meters for 300 buildings. Finally, the chancellor has a list of several "small" units that will be exempt from the 2.5% cut.

b. Tiles reported on her meeting with Englert. The faculty office in Hawai'i Hall will be available for faculty meetings as soon as there is furniture. The chancellor will allow laptops at meetings for use as information resources but not for recording. The chancellor will curb his cell-phone responses during meetings.

c. Any proposal involving organizational change, such as proposals to shift Public Health or reorganize Student Affairs, is as a matter of course reviewed by the Senate and appropriate standing committees (normally CAB and CAPP).

d. Any proposal to reorganize Student Affairs will be reviewed by CSA, CAB, and the Senate.

3. Procedure for Review of Graduate Education

a. Englert has said, and SEC agrees, that graduate education is a key topic for this academic year.

b. Graduate education has traditionally been under the Graduate Council, which is not appointed by the Senate. Since the chancellor has in effect proposed that the Senate be involved in the discussion of graduate education, SEC thinks it best that faculty be involved in the review process from the beginning. To this end, Tiles will send a memo to the chancellor noting that graduate education is one of several key topics which would benefit from early faculty consultation. The SEC sent the chancellor a memo on 6/30/03 that outlines how this might best be done.

4. Banner Financing

a. John Morton has presented a draft proposal for ongoing Banner support. It involves reallocation of campus resources to the system.

b. The chancellor wants faculty review of the proposal because of questions about campus needs.

5. Research Infrastructure

a. The current campus infrastructure is near maximum capacity in support of current research projects. Without new investment in infrastructure, growth in research funding will not occur.

b. SEC will request discussion of this area at its 9/10 meeting with the chancellor.

6. VCAA Search

a. SEC will meet for one hour with each of the four candidates during the campus visits. At least two SEC members will also attend each public meeting with the candidates.

b. CVs and statements from the four finalists are available at http://www.hawaii.edu/executivesearch/vcacademicaffairs/

c. Was there sufficient faculty involvement in the selection of finalists, given the faculty's responsibilities in academic affairs? - Search Committee chair Forman said eight faculty members were on the Search Committee of 15-17 members. After narrowing the 65 applicants to a "long/short list," the committee held video interviews with 12 [?] candidates. The committee sent five unranked names to the chancellor. After additional deliberations, the committee settled on a final list of four candidates. The names were announced last Friday.

- SEC will discuss with the chancellor ways in which faculty input might be best used in the selection process. Tiles will also be able to provide input via MLT meetings with the candidates.

7. Agenda items for SEC/Chancellor meeting 8/26/03

Proposed topics include web page needs, the proposal for financing the student information system, processes for reviewing Public Health needs, procedures for selecting the VCAA, and the mode of transmitting memos.

8. Committee Reports

a. GEC - Friday Orientation for all faculty board members went well. Nominees to interim articulation working groups are being contacted about willingness to serve.

b. CAPP - Held discussion of potential issues during meeting last Friday. Ron Bontekoe will be chair.

c. CAB - Met once during the summer, but will meet next Wednesday to select the next chair and begin to set its agenda for the year. Needs most recent version of Senate by-laws revision.

d. CPM - Met on the 20th. A quorum was established but no one present was willing to serve as chair. Mike Mottl will be secretary. An absent member was suggested as able and likely to be willing to serve.

d. CFS - Will meet next Tuesday to review its roles and address several requests for faculty nominees.

e. CSA will hold its initial meeting next Wednesday.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:21 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilgers


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