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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of May 5, 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 3:02 pm.

1. The minutes of the meeting of April 28, 2003 were approved as corrected.

2. Chair's Report
VP-AA Search - Much work was done this past week, and the committee has passed its findings to the president. His choice will be presented to the BOR.

System articulation meeting - Deanne Neubauer endorsed Peter Englert's taking the initiative concerning articulation.

Chancellor's Budget Planning Committee - Ideas for supplementing the Manoa budget over the next few years were discussed.

3. Committee Reports

GEC - Martha reported that GEC was pleased that Karl Kim issued a memo supporting the Foundations Board in the Philosophy 110 articulation issue.

CA - Meda reported that CA will have a report for the upcoming senate meeting.

CAB - Frank reported that SEC met last week and discussed a "Consulting with the Manoa Faculty Senate" document which CAB will present to the Senate on Wednesday, asking that it be endorsed by the Senate and be transmitted to the Manoa and System administrators. CAB also discussed the sweep of Summer Session S-funds this summer.

CAPP - Mary reported that the committee was split on the proposed M.S. in Finance. CAPP's report (a statement from the committee chair) will be sent to SEC for consideration, which will decide the next step (including possibly sending it to another standing committee). The SEC noted that CAPP may want to address in the future the relative roles of CAB and the Graduate Council regarding graduate education policy.

CFS - David reported that CFS forwards the following names for the committee reviewing Outreach College: Frank Walton, Peter Manicus, and Joanne Itano. The SEC asked that an additional person with business experience be added to the list, as per Peter Englert's request.

CPM - Denise reported that CPM will have a report at the upcoming senate meeting.

CSA - Meda reported that CSA will not have a year-end report for the upcoming senate meeting. Meda reported concerns have been expressed about the proposed VC-Undergraduate Education and VC-Diversity and Equity positions; specifically, it is difficult to evaluate the position descriptions without knowing which units report to each VC. SEC decided to send this matter to both CAB and CSA, and to discuss this with Peter Englert to get more information on reporting lines.

4. Old Business
Senate election - Two senators-elect from a single academic unit reside off-island and are requesting funds for travel to senate meetings; the unit's dean has previously paid the travel costs for senators in such a situation. The senators in question also suggested that they be exempted from senate committee work because of travel costs. The SEC decided that the unit's dean should pay the travel costs, and that the senators should contribute to committee work by email, conference call, HITS, etc.

SEC election - SEC ballots are due on Friday, May 9, and the winning candidates will be notified by phone and email. The selection of new SEC officers may be conducted at the end of the next SEC meeting, May 12, 2003.

Annual committee reports - These will be posted on the senate web site.

5. New Business
Agenda for Senate Meeting, May 7, 2003
-- Chair's report
-- Committee reports
-- Herman Frazier (tentative)
-- Introduction of SEC candidates

Agenda items for SEC meeting with Peter Englert, May 21, 2003
- Position descriptions for VC-UE and VC-DE - what units report to each VC? (this info is needed to complete faculty consultation)

The next SEC meeting will be held on Monday, May 12, 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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