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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of May 3, 2004

Highlights

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

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

Absent: Thomas Schroeder, Jill Nunokawa.

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

The minutes of April 26, 2004 were approved as amended.

1. Chair's Report (Tiles)

a. SEC members were invited to last week's meeting of CAPP; Lukas and Tiles were present when the committee reached the topic of interest. As a result of the discussions, CAPP has forwarded a revised resolution on admissions to the Senate.

b. The newly constituted UCA met on 4/30/04 with VPAA acting as chair. Discussion topics included UHH's role in general education articulation; VPAA's 4/30/04 memo on E & O. Member Tiles had to leave the meeting to attend another meeting after one hour.

c. The UHM Faculty Senate was not consulted regarding membership in the newly constituted UCA. SEC will discuss this matter with the Chancellor.

d. The UHM Budget Advisory group met on 4/30/04; Tiles was present. Topics included how to make the budget transparent and how performance indicators might link to elements of strategic plans. A subcommittee was formed to advise the group on these matters within two weeks.

e. MME met on 5/3/04. Topics included the MLT agenda; processes for biennium budget development; the BOR's desire for written policies on uses of RTRF funds; and Karl Kim's report on the budget problems of LLL and A & H (see Kim's memo of 4/30). Some present urged the Chancellor not to force other colleges to bail sister colleges out, given past injunctions on budget management.

f. Banner issues continue to simmer. Tiles has a memo on problems at UHH. SEC will discuss progress on the Faculty Senate Banner resolution with the Chancellor.

g. The BOR is seeking ACCFSC-member input for the consultants who are conducting the new presidential evaluation.

3. Committee Reports

a. All standing committees will provide written-end-of-year reports for the Senate.

b. SEC will submit additional items for its discussion with the Chancellor: UHM appointments to UCA; articulation; and budgeting the Faculty Senate.

c. Much of the most recent CAPP meeting focused on the proposed major in Ethnobotany; no action was recommended at this time. CAPP action on admissions policy was noted in the chair's report.

d. GEC noted its concerns about recent handling of articulation issues in two memos to the Chancellor. SEC will discuss these two memos with the Chancellor.

e. CAB has reported out a new resolution on mission clarification; it will be discussed by the Senate this Wednesday.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 4:20 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Thomas Hilgers


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