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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of March 3, 2003

Present: Denise Antolini, Meda Chesney-Lind, David Flynn, Michael Forman, Frank Sansone and Charlotte Mitsutani. Visitors: Jeanne Oka and David Stegenga.

Chair Mike Forman called the meeting to order at 3:02 pm.

1. The minutes of the meeting of 2/24/03 were approved as corrected.

2. Chair's Report - Meetings attended included the following: Nursing / DH School Dean Search; President's Advisory Council (Neubauer presented his testimony to the legislature); meeting with Rolf Kudritzki to choose researchers to meet with WASC team; meeting to determine VPAA search committee composition (the search is delayed because an interim VP will be announced first); meeting with Ron Arena (fundraising consultant), who asked about faculty opinions on Dobelle and UH-Foundation; GEC meeting (articulation issues were discussed); Nursing Dean Search; MME (plus-minus grading was discussed, as was the composition of the research representation to meet with WASC).

3. Jeanie Oka and David Stegenga (GEC) - Wild card option - Three WC options have been proposed so far this year, but none have been approved. Part of the problem is that there is no description available of "extraordinary educational experience" (the criteria for acceptance), and it is not clear what was the original objective of the WC option. Is it for retroactive credit for experiences by non-tradtional students or is it for projects that are proposed to be conducted in the future? The GEC passed a resolution requesting that the SEC remove the WC option; however, such a change would require a Senate vote. Instead, the SEC encouraged the GEC to keep the WC option for the time being, but to keep a file of all WC applications and the decisions on them; this information would be useful for future assessment of the WC option.

4. Committee Reports
CA - Meda reported that the committee now knows about the BOR policy that stipulates the existence of an Athletic Advisory Board; in some respects this board duplicates the purposes of the CA.

CFS - David reported that the senate ballots are out. The composition of the ad-hoc committee on governance structure was discussed by the CFS; the following were proposed as members: Casey Jarman, Halina Zalinsky (if student support is available), Lorenz Magaard, and Emily Hawkins. The SEC also needs two faculty (preferably women) nominees for the Aquarium Director Search Committee, and a faculty member for the OSA review committee.

CSA - Meda reported that the committee is waiting on the delivery of memos from the administration on proposed tuition increase before addressing this issue.

5. Agenda for Congress - Possible speakers include Peter Englert and Herman Frazier.

The next SEC meeting will be held on Monday, 3/10/03 at 3:00 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Frank Sansone


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