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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of September 15, 2003

Highlights

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)
3. Proposed MS in Finance/CBA
4. Language Waiver Request from COE
7. Committee Reports

Present: Martha Crosby, Thomas Hilgers, Roger Lukas, Jill Nunokawa, Thomas Schroeder, Mary Tiles, Janice Uchida, and Charlotte Mitsutani.

Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 3:07 pm.

1. The minutes of 9/8/03 were approved as amended.

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)

a. Because of the Chancellor's absence, MLT and MME do not meet this week. Tiles reported on last week's MLT meeting via email.

b. The Chancellor has distributed a 9/11/03 memo on budget execution covering FY04.

c. A 9/10/03 memo from the Chancellor clarifies policy relating to the "Dean list."

d. Permission has been granted Coastal and Marine Resources to plan for degrees.

e. The 03 Alumni Outcomes Survey has been distributed.

f. The American Council on Education's position statement on liability issues relating to file sharing will be sent for review by CSA and CPM.

g. VPAA McClain has appointed a Distributed Learning Advisory Council. SEC will review the policy basis for this council.

h. Last Wednesday, Chair Tiles met with six other campus FS chairs. The chair from JABSOM requested movement on the JABSOM reorganization recommended by the full Faculty Senate. Chair Tiles will arrange for appropriate SEC members to raise the question with VCAA Kim.

3. Proposed MS in Finance/CBA

a. The Chair of Finance today asked that the SEC resolution occasioned by the program proposal be withdrawn.

b. The SEC will respect any department's request to withdraw a program proposal. But the proposed SEC resolution deals with issues not exclusively linked to the MSF proposal. Senate consideration of the resolution may lead to more timely resolution of the focal policy issues.

4. Language Waiver Request from COE

a. The COE Senate in 3/03 informed FS of its Senate's vote to waive the Hawaiian and Second Language requirement for students in certain programs.

b. SEC will inform VCAA Kim that appropriate procedures have been followed.

5. VCAA Candidate Discussion

a. SEC fully discussed the dossiers and campus visits of the four finalists selected by the Search Committee.

b. SEC will unanimously recommend that Cristina Gonzales be appointed VCAA. Neal Smatresk was also found acceptable. The remaining two candidates were judged not acceptable.

6. SEC/Chancellor Agenda for 10/8

a. The Chancellor has asked to discuss the proposed Moiliili/UH forum.

b. SEC will discuss additional items at its next meeting.

7. Committee Reports

a. COA has elected Kelly Withy chair. The committee expects soon to offer a resolution on eating disorders and athletic program advising.

b. CFS elected Susan Johnson chair. Several potential nominees for various committees will be forwarded to SEC.

c. CAB has reiterated the need for requestors to provide reasonable lead times if Senate consultation is required before BOR action.

d. CSA will receive the OSA Faculty Senate letter to the Chancellor that was forwarded to SEC chair Tiles.

e. CAPP is considering a certificate proposal submitted by the Center on Disability Studies in COE as well as possible issues relating to campus admission standards.

8. Other Business

a. Senator Patsy Fujimoto today proposed new wording for a resolution she wishes considered by the full Senate. -- SEC recommends that the resolution appear on the October 15 FS agenda so that full Senate discussion of the related issues will be possible.

b. The status of the interim general education articulation effort is unclear. SEC will discuss at its next meeting.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:40 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilgers


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