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Communicate with the Senate

Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of April 28, 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 3:05 pm.

1. The minutes of the meeting of April 21, 2003 were approved as corrected.

2. Chair's Report
VP-AA Search - The four finalists have been chosen and they will be visiting this week. Open forums for the Manoa community will be held at 10 am on Mon-Thurs of this week.

MME - Hawaii Hall will be blessed this week. Deans will be expected to provide greater leadership in making decisions that will lead to budget changes. The SEC has been asked to supply faculty for a small committee to study the Outreach College situation, including an analysis of current best practices at peer institutions.

3. Committee Reports

GEC - Martha reported that Denise Konan met with the Foundations Board about the Philosophy 110 issue; Karl Kim then issued a memo supporting the position of the GEC/Foundations Board.

CA - Meda reported that the committee is looking for someone to give a report at the upcoming Senate meeting.

CAB - Frank reported that CAB will be meeting this week. One item of discussion is the process required for administration consultation with the Senate. The Chancellor's Budget Advisory Group met with UH Foundations reps on Friday; this committee includes the following from CAB: Robert Bley-Vroman, Dave Sanders and Frank Sansone.

CFS - David reported that he and Susan Johnson opened the SEC nomination envelopes. The following were nominated and are willing to serve: Barry Baker, Ron Bontekoe, Linda Cox, Michael Graves, Roger Lukas, Jill Nunokawa, David Sanders, Thomas Schroeder, Janice Uchida, and Thomas Hilgers. The deadline for receipt of biographies is Thursday; the deadline for ballots will be May 9. Charlotte will notify the nominees that they will be introduced at the May 7 Senate meeting and that, if elected, they should expect to begin meeting with the SEC starting May 12. David also noted that the nomination process for the GEC and its Boards is underway. CFS will begin looking for three nominees for the Outreach College committee. The SEC decided that the anyone willing to be the Senate Webmaster would be relieved of committee responsibilities; Mike will mention this at the upcoming Senate meeting and David will send out an email to all senators about this.

CPM - Denise reported that the committee continues to study the issue of Senate meeting attendance. The SEC may wish to discuss this during the summer with the objective of setting new policy for implementation at the start of the Fall semester.

CSA - Meda reported that the committee will not give a report at the upcoming Senate meeting.

4. Old Business
University Articulation Committee - The committee will meet again on Friday to discuss Colleen Sathre's draft statement of articulation principles. Issues include the shortness of time allowed in many cases for decisions, and the degree to which articulation decisions on a given campus are automatically applicable to all other campuses in the system.

Understanding Student Affairs Committee - Eleven of the twelve committee members met as a group with Peter Englert last week. Denise has met with many of the SA administrators to explain the committee. Consultation with various campus groups has begun.

5. New Business
Agenda Items for next meeting with Peter Englert, 4/30/03
-- Articulation issues
-- Parking fees
-- VC-UE and VC-DE status
-- New SEC members

Interaction with other governance groups - Mary reported that Bargaining Unit 08 is interested in having an observer sit in on Senate meetings. Similarly, Mike reported that student government is also interested in having closer relations with the Senate. The SEC encourages such interactions.

The next SEC meeting will be held on Monday, May 5, 2003 at 3:00 pm.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Frank Sansone


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