Senate Chairman Tom Schroeder convened the meeting about 2 p.m., with Uchida and Ramsey present, to review with VCR Ostrander many issues. Hilgers arrived around 2:10 p.m., Lukas around 2:16 p.m. and Bley-Vroman (who has a class conflict) around 2:55 p.m. Dator was out of state.
The conversation with Ostrander touched upon many topics:
In the future, the SEC will meet with Ostrander about once a month instead of twice a month, and COR will meet with him instead.
After meeting with VCR Ostrander, the SEC continued with its regular meeting.
Schroeder circulated a chair's report by email, and confirmed that he would be testifying at the Board of Regents in support of the Manoa Reorganization Plan. He distributed a revised 2/8/2005 chart of new versus old positions for the reorganization. Schroeder added further detail about chaotic financial accounts at Manoa (supporting, although not addressing, Ostrander's statement). He also distributed McClain's letter to the BOR in support of the Manoa reorganization. Finally, he distributed two preliminary reports from the Ad Hoc Committee on Classified and Proprietary Research.
CAPP has tabled the Honors College proposal, after meeting with VCAA Smatresk. CAPP's academic review of the JABSOM/Kakaako Report was finished; CAPP sent it directly to VPR Gaines and the SEC had it distributed to the full Senate. CAPP tabled the Public Policy Center until the A&S Faculty Senate works out its issues with the proposal.
CFS may have a nominee for a General Education Board, requiring confirmation at the February Senate meeting.
CAB had no meeting and was not ready to go public with its draft report on the JABSOM/Kakaako Report.
CSA did not meet.
Lukas is quite concerned that no flood ombudsman has been appointed; he brought that to the attention of COR for their consideration. Faculty needs continue to fall through the cracks, especially getting fiscal officers to act upon purchase orders for which funds have been made available.
There was no report from COA as its liaison Dator was absent.
Hilgers reported about GenEd. Emily Hawkins is willing to chair GenEd next year (Patty Fryer, the vice chair, will be away).