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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of April 5, 2004

Highlights

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)

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

Chair Tiles called the meeting to order when a quorum was established at 3:09 pm.

1. The minutes of 3/29/04 were approved.

2. Chair's Report (Tiles)

a. Interim VCR Gaines requests two additional faculty appointments to the Committee on Ethics. Desirable backgrounds are Molecular Biology and Chemistry.

b. Karl Kim has conveyed a report on Banner decisions to CSA.

c. A meeting on streamlining administrative processes has resulted in a clarification of roles for those who are working on various streamlining projects.

d. At the meeting of the Manoa Budget Advisory Group (MBAG), David Lassner reported on issues relating to ITS in the system office. Particular concern is the time it will take for Datamart to provide full support for budget decision making. SEC noted that no true budget reform is possible until proper tools are available; that the tools must be capable of incorporating academic policies into the budget decision-making process.

e. MME met on 4/5.

-A legislative update reported on, for example, efforts of UH to buy Paradise Park and a bill to take management of Mauna Kea away from UH.

-The group got a preview of UHM's upcoming presentation to the Council of Chancellors and made suggestions for improvement.

-The Chancellor is concerned about the accuracy of current campus mission statements because mission statements must play into budget reform decisions if budget decision making is to be truly transparent.

-The proposed UHPA/UH contract will undoubtedly have implications for professors' retirements and, consequently, on college budgets.

3. SEC/Chancellor agenda for 4/7 meeting

a. Establishing lines between Student Services and Academic Affairs.

b. Tracking responses to Faculty Senate resolutions.

4. Tiles was instructed to respond informally to VPAA McClain's questions about processes of faculty consultation. She will emphasis the need for adequate time and the need for faculty access to all pertinent information.

5. Issues that should be addressed by the next meeting of ACCFSC were identified.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilgers


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