Present: Thomas Hilgers, Roger Lukas, Jill Nunokawa, Thomas Schroeder, Mary Tiles, Janice Uchida, and Charlotte Mitsutani.
Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 3:03 pm.
1. The minutes of 10/13/03 were approved.
a. The chair attended the public portion of BOR meetings in Hilo on 10/16 and 17. (Much of the meeting was in executive session and closed to the public.)
--BOR approved special allocations of $325K to UHWO, $938K to CCs as compensation for reduced faculty teaching load, and $700K to UHH for Hawaiian language program. $1.1M of this will come from money previously appropriated to UHM. The VPAA will explain this to MLT on 10/21.
--RCUH policy on employment was not changed, but will be discussed.
--BOR changed its own conduct policy.
--A new M.A. and a new college were approved for UHH.
--Regent Hong moved to close UHWO by Fall 04. The motion was tabled but discussion will continue.
--The JABSOM program on native Hawaiian health was approved.
--The UH supplemental budget was discussed; CCs and UHH requests appear to be priorities.
b. ACCFSC met on 10/17. The agenda was disrupted by the extension of the BOR meeting.
--Discussion of articulation suggested that the greatest concern involved articulation of courses involving academic majors.
--A major concern was how to improve consultations of chancellors and CAOs with faculty senates.
--The UHM response to the Banner funding draft proposal was circulated. -Members will attempt to talk with VPAA about budget via telephone conference or HITS.
c. MME met on 10/20.
--The chancellor discussed various options that he sees, given system decisions on reallocations of funds previously earmarked for UHM.
--Members were given a proposal for "alternate academic schedules" and the cumulative responses to the Banner funding proposal.
d. The chair continued her discussions related to the proposed Academy of Creative Arts. An official "program" can apparently begin with the two existing UHM FTEs. Professor Peter Manicas sees offering degrees through Liberal/Interdisciplinary Studies as a viable option for now.
e. The chair held further discussions on updating gender and equity data. The administration agreed to seek faculty participation in the data-gathering process. Efforts will be made to ensure that data reflect an updated list of variables.
a. CA. At its 10/15 meeting, the group, noting that UHM currently has no active faculty governance group covering athletics, requests the SEC to discuss this omission with the Chancellor. The committee also recommends that the UHMFS join the Coalition on Athletics. Finally, the committee will soon meet with AD Frasier.
b. Draft minutes from the CPM meetings of 8/20 and 10/8 were circulated. -The CPM resolution on changes in graduation ceremonies will go the Senate for its 11/19 meeting. -The committee may look into administrative compliance with the past senate resolution requesting policy on academic freedom for faculty not in the bargaining unit.
c. CFS nominates Richard Chadwick for the General Education Committee (GEC); SEC concurs. CFS recommends Steven Ward, Elizabeth Tam, and Charles Boyd to serve on the Kakaako Space Committee; SEC concurs. The committee for Diversity has requested two UHM faculty members.
4. The Faculty Congress on 10/22 will feature an address from the Chancellor. SEC discussed possible faculty respondents; the chair will find out if they are available.
5. The agenda for SEC's next meeting with the Chancellor will be crafted after the Congress.
6. Other Business.
a. A system articulation meeting occurred on 10/18. Tiles heard reports from several UHM participants that the proceedings were not consistent with announced governing principles. Tiles will attend the Wednesday GEC meeting.
b. CAB will be asked to review inventories of facilities in need of attention; CAB may form a special subcommittee.
c. A discussion on relations among SEC, its chair, and the Chancellor was begun but not concluded.
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 5:37 pm.