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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of October 13, 2003

Highlights

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)
3. Committee Reports

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

Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 3:06 pm.

1. The minutes of 10/6/03 were approved.

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)

a. MLT met on 10/7.

-UH Foundation explained why it was raising its gift assessment from 2% to 5%.

-Manoa's supplemental budget request seeks $3M for costs associated with the nearly 3,000 students added to enrollment in the last few years; $5.5M to enhance the research infrastructure; and several smaller amounts primarily for new initiatives.

-Data relating to gender and minority salaries will be updated.

-Deans and directors were reminded of the Faculty Senate's consultation processes.

b. Chair met Chris Lee at his request to discuss the Academy for Creative Media. -The key UHM Bachelor's degree may be offered through Liberal Studies.

-Lee may describe the full proposal at the November Faculty Senate meeting.

c. The Faculty Senate will co-sponsor a 10/29 Energy Awareness Day event to promote energy conservation.

d. Students in CBA are assisting with website construction for ACCFSC.

3. Committee Reports

a. CA will meet on Wednesday.

b. CPM has elected Norma Jean Stodden as its chair. It is working on a resolution involving graduation processions and breaks with tradition.

c. GEC approved many new Focus classes for S04. It will sponsor a Thursday workshop on articulation for UHM faculty members.

4. Agenda for Senate meeting of 10/15/03.
1. Adoption of 9/17/03 minutes.
2. Vice chair's report
3. Resolutions
-CA: Nutrition education and student athletes
-Senator Patsy Fujimoto: Supporting Dr. Noel Kent's recommendations to the BOR
4. Committee reports
5. Chair's report
6. Strategic Plan implementation
7. Other business
8. Adjourn

5. Faculty Congress meeting on 10/22/03

a. In response to SEC requests, Chancellor Englert will address the Congress on UHM and "the big picture," with emphasis on implementation of our Strategic Plan.

b. Faculty respondents to the Chancellor have to be chosen.

6. Other business

a. A JABSOM senator requested advice on how the JABSOM faculty might achieve better communication with the larger faculty. b. Vice chair Schroeder attended a special meeting for faculty held in conjunction with a regular NCAA governance meeting in Indiana. He will present his findings to the Chancellor. He will also work toward our Faculty Senate's membership in a national coalition on athletics.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:27 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilgers


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