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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of February 24, 2003

Present: Denise Antolini, Meda Chesney?Lind, Martha Crosby, David Flynn, Michael Forman, Frank Sansone, Mary Tiles, and Charlotte Mitsutani.

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

1. The minutes of the meeting of 2/10/03 were approved as corrected.

2. Chair's Report
Manoa GEC meeting - This meeting included faculty that would be at the 2/22/03 inter-campus articulation meeting.

Intercampus Articulation Meeting - The tone of the meeting was set by Dean Neubauer; he stressed the importance of consensus and the fact that the meeting was advisory in nature. Many articulation issues were resolved. However, there was concern about the Music group, which did not have a Manoa representative; instead the Manoa Music Dept. sent memos describing concerns about CC course offerings; these memos were not distributed. The Philosophy group also had a vigorous debate.

ACCFSC - Two meetings have occurred. No list for the VP-AA search committee has been announced, but the position has been announced; nominations are encouraged.

MME - It is not clear how the upcoming WASC visit will relate to the community colleges. Nominations for researchers to meet with the WASC team are needed.

Faculty Ambassadors Program - Concerns have arisen about the fiscal management of the program, and the stability of its funding, Who should be preparing the paperwork? Who should have signature authority? Is this a one-year experiment? The immediate solution will be to give Kathy Ferguson signature authority for the project this fiscal year, using her program-supported student help to prepare paperwork She will be required to provide a report at the end of the semester about the activities and degree of success of the program and how the funds were expended.

3. Committee Reports
GEC - Martha reported that the Ethics Focus issue on upper- vs. lower-division courses will be discussed by the GEC.

CA - Meda reported that CA will meet next week. The committee will look at the potential merging of Athletics Advisory Board with CA.

CAB - Frank reported that CAB did not meet this month.

CFS - David reported that the committee has been asked to provide names for the ad hoc committee on governance structure.

CPM - Denise will ask the committee to make a further effort on distributing information to faculty and deans concerning the Academic Freedom issue.

CSA - Meda reported that the committee will look at tuition increases and the tuition waiver policies, using materials provided to the ACCFSC by the administration.

4. Suggested agenda for 2/26/03 meeting with Peter Englert:
- Tuition
- New and prospective student orientation
- Commencement
- Senate Office location
- Spousal hires
- Athletics Advisory Board

The next SEC meeting will be held on Monday, 3 March 2003 at 3:00 pm. The agenda will include a discussion of the length of the term-of-office for the ad hoc committee on governance structure.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Frank Sansone

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