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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of April 7, 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 March 31, 2003 were approved as corrected.

2. Chair's Report
Manoa Leadership Team Meeting - Issues discussed included the WASC reprimand.

University Self-Insurance - Mike met with Jan Gouveia on this. Workplace violence issues were discussed; Peggy Hong called later to continue the discussion and then sent Mike copies of Administrative Policy A9.730 entitled "Workplace Non-violence Campus Procedures".

Music Course Articulation - Mike met to discuss this with Lesley Wright, others in the Music department, and Denise Konan. The Music Dept. will go along with the ongoing articulation of the course in discussion, and will offer to help optimize this course.

ACCSFC Conference Call - This call decided issues to be discussed at the next meeting. These include the system budget, CC salary increases for administrators, system-level hires, and the establishment of both a provost and a chancellor for UHCC-Maui.

VP-AA Search Committee - Another meeting was held via HITS.

MME Meeting - The meeting was poorly attended Items discussed included the implementation of the Manoa strategic plan and a financial update from Rodney Sakaguchi.

3. Committee Reports

GEC - Martha reported that the GEC/SEC/Board MOU is getting signed. The GEC is concerned that there will be an administration articulation meeting on April 8 to begin rewriting E5.209 (the system articulation policy), despite efforts by the faculty to be primarily involved in the decision making. The GEC therefore sent a memo to Peter Englert (co-signed by Mike and Mary) discussing this issue. Residency requirements are an important part of this issue. Hopefully new policy won't be decided upon while the faculty are gone for the summer. In a separate matter, a GEC subcommittee is working on a pilot evaluation of Foundation courses.

CAB - Frank reported that a policy memo describing RTRF implementation has been produced by an ad-hoc committee comprised of Robert Bley-Vroman (chair of CAB), Rolf Kudritzki, Rodney Sakaguchi, Jim Gaines, Kathy Cutshaw and Frank Sansone; the memo covers the carry-over of discretionary RTRF funds and the faculty approval of RTRF allocation policies at the school level. CAB is also working with David Lassner on redrafting BOR policy on classified research.

CFS - David reported that faculty are needed for the commencement task force and the food service committee. David has generated a report on committees that have been filled this year by CFS and SEC; nearly 100 faculty have been seated on these committees. The 2003-2004 senate election has been completed and the SEC election is the next task. Nominations will be requested as soon as possible.

CPM - Denise reported that CPM will work on the possible appointment of an Ombudsman, particularly for cases of workplace violence.

CSA - Meda reported that Herman Frazier's appearance at an upcoming Senate meeting is being worked out.

4. Old Business
Agenda Items for next meeting with Peter Englert 4/8/03, 5 pm
-- Senate and GEC FY2004 budgets (incl. furnishings for new Senate Office)
-- Strategic Plan implementation process
-- Interim VC appointments
-- Proposed name changes for the community colleges and UH-West Oahu
-- Promotion of faculty development of new Focus courses
-- Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR)
-- Proposal to increase faculty parking fees
-- List of university committees requiring faculty participation
-- Commencement
-- RTRF Implementation memo - signed?

Understanding Student Affairs Committee - The search for faculty nominees
Continues; nine faculty have so far declined, when asked, to serve on the committee. More faculty names were provided by the SEC to Denise Antolini, committee chair.

5. New Business
Request for Waiver of Second Language Requirement by the College of Education - This request was returned to the SEC by the GEC; the GEC stated that they should not be involved in such issues since there is nothing for them to decide. However, it was noted that the KLS request needs to be made more specific about the substitution of courses for the waived second language courses (this is needed to meet the WASC minimum credit requirement). The requests will be sent by the SEC to the VC-AA for implementation once this clarification is made.

Agenda Items for Senate Meeting, April 16, 2003
- Herman Frazier (tentative)

The next SEC meeting will be held on Monday, April 14, 2003 at 3:00 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:26 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Frank Sansone

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