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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of October 6, 2003


2. Chair's Report (Tiles)
     JABSOM reorg moves forward incrementally
     UHM supplemental budget must conform to governor's priorities
     Chancellor seeking restoration of funds
     Spring 2003 RTRF agreements still in effect
3. Committee Reports
     CAB - Museum Studies Certificate proposal sent to CAPP
     CAB - Cancer Research Center's expansion may involve conflicts with JABSOM
     CAB - CTAHR withdraws proposal on Land Grand Council
     CAPP - Rejects proposal for certificate in Disability Studies

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

Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 3:04 pm.

1. The minutes of 9/29/03 were approved.

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)

a. The chair, vice chair, and JABSOM Senate Chair met on 10/3 with VCAA Kim on the status of JABSOM reorganization. Kim's incremental approach to implementation became clear to participants, and all agreed that certain components of reorganization can go forward for BOR consideration during October and November meetings. Participants also discussed JABSOM accreditation issues.

b. The chair and Kap CC SEC chair Modavi met on 10/3 to determine the agenda for the next ACCFSC meeting. Associate VPAA Johnsrud will attempt to make Faculty Senate concerns a focus within the complicated and multiple loops of system governance.

c. Last week's events involving articulation left many questions. As a result of UHM and CC concerns, the system meeting has been moved to 10/18.

d. The chair met on 10/6 with the Community Partnership Group. Randy Roth discussed the governor's plans for K-12 education.

e. MME met on 10/6.

-A demonstration of the new UHM web page suggested that our web presence will be cleaner.

-VC Sakaguchi reported that UHM supplemental budget requests must conform with the governor's priorities and compete with other campus initiatives.

-The Chancellor met today with VPAA to set forth a strong case for full restoration of recently released funds to UHM. Chancellor will report to MLT on 10/7.

-Chair will address 10/7 MLT on processes for faculty consultation and on the need to update data for minority, diversity, and gender equity salary decisions.

-Chair met with Chancellor regarding RTRF and Sakaguchi's 8/22 memo and Nagao's 9/26 follow-up memo. Chancellor maintains that the Spring 03 RTRF agreements are still in full effect. A "clarifying memo" is expected.

3. Committee Reports

a. CAB (Lukas)

-The committee met without a quorum so no action could be taken.

-The proposed graduate certificate in Museum Studies was discussed via email; consensus was to send proposal to CAPP.

-The Banner funding proposal led to questions about reporting lines and the adequacy of UHM's representation. Lukas will assemble various comments for conveyance to the Chancellor.

-The Cancer Research Center's website suggests that reorganization has already been accomplished, with appropriate faculty input. The Center's expansion into the clinical arena may involve conflicts with JABSOM that have not been adequately discussed.

-CAB members found that they had inadequate information to consult on the proposed Land Grant Council. Uchida noted that the CTAHR dean has withdrawn the formal proposal and is pursuing discussion with the CTAHR faculty.

b. CAPP (Crosby)

-The committee met with Assistant VCAA Konan as guest.

-The proposed Museum Studies Certificate will be reviewed after an internal review of American Studies is complete.

-While CAPP found great merit in the proposed Certificate for Disability Studies, it cannot recommend positively given the current proposal to house the program with non-tenure-track faculty exclusively on soft money.

-The proposal to award posthumous degrees is being reviewed. c. CSA (Hilgers)

-CSA completed its review of the Chancellor's 8/20 memo on Student Affairs and the OSA Senate response.

-SEC received CSA's review and will forward that review to the Chancellor, noting that CSA requests discussion of systemic reorganization plans before the full senate.

d. CFS (Nunokawa)

-CFS continues to await information on availability of possible nominees for the GEC vacancy.

-CFS nominates Allison Yap for membership on the system International Steering Committee; SEC concurs.

4. SEC-nominated topics for 10/8 meeting with Chancellor

a. RTRF and the budgeting process

b. Kaka'ako

c. Banner

d. Chancellor's address to Faculty Congress

5. Senate agenda for 10/15 a. Resolution from the Committee on Athletics

b. Resolution from Senator Patsy Fujimoto

c. Chair's report

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:11 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilgers

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