Chairman Tom Schroeder convened the meeting about 3:00 p.m., with Hilgers, Uchida, Bley-Vroman (arriving at 3:06 p.m.), Lukas, Dator and Ramsey present.
A frank and lively discussion was had with Acting President David McClain about many topics, with Karen Lee present. After that, the SEC continued with its regular agenda.
1.The minutes were reviewed and approved after revision.
2.The chair and vice chair reported. Liaisons reported on the activities of their assigned committees. The COA has a recommendation for the FAR. CAPP has many issues: follow up on the Senate's resolution about admissions standards; a replacement for Denise Konan; system reorganization; letting COR take the lead on a student research proposal; the Hilo Ph.D. proposal. CFS is struggling to fill vacancies on the HAP Board and seeks clearly described committee mandates as part of requests for volunteers. CFS has 5 nominees for the Public Lyons Arboretum Task Force.
3.The SEC received a request to initiate a formal policy on telecommuting. Tom Schroeder will research this and report back to the SEC.
4.The SEC will consult with VCAA Smatresk about the Senate's recent resolutions regarding admissions.
5.The 5 nominees from CFS for the Public Lyons Arboretum Task Force were approved. It was decided that, in the future, nominations to non-Senate committees should go directly from CFS to the nominating authority with an FYI sent to the SEC.
6.VCAA Neal Smatresk sent the SEC a formal proposal to implement the long-standing Senate recommendations concerning T&P for specialists, librarians, and county extension agents. The proposal was assigned to CAPP.