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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of April 11, 2005

Chairman Tom Schroeder convened the SEC at 2:00 p.m. to meet with VCAA Ostrander with everyone present except Hilgers and Bley-Vroman who were both traveling. After VCAA Ostrander left around 3:00 p.m., the meeting continued with its regular agenda. Around 4:30 the SEC met with Chancellor Englert.

  1. VCAA Ostrander brought up 4 items: a 1-year continuation of the present RTRF allocation policy; 30 or so researchers who've not filed required reports with funding agencies; UARC; etc. The SEC had related questions.
  2. The minutes of April 4 were adopted with some revision.
  3. Chairman Schroeder reported on numerous meetings. An MLT meeting discussed the UH Foundation, the death of the procurement bill, and fires set in Hamilton Library and Keller Hall. The MME meeting discussed budgeting. Schroeder attended a private meeting of the Chancellor's staff to debrief the Chancellor's public UARC meetings. Schroeder stood in for Ramsey at a recent GEC meeting, at which the GEC sought to inspire the HAP board to act in a timely and coherent fashion.
  4. The SEC discussed some proposed principles for research at UHM.
  5. Lukas circulated a draft resolution about traffic and pedestrian safety on campus. The SEC endorsed it for presentation to the Senate.
  6. Lukas circulated a resolution from COR calling for an annual (September) accounting of RTRF revenues and expenditures.
  7. The SEC reviewed the agenda for the April Senate meeting: minutes (5), SEC candidates (5), ACCFSC charter and by-laws (5 to 10), CAPP on ethnobotany (20), traffic and pedestrian safety (10), COR on RTRF accountability (15), JABSOM presentation (15)
  8. The current activities of all standing committees were reviewed.
  9. Chancellor Englert discussed UARC, the Hawaii Senate's action on the UH budget, drinking on campus, pedestrian safety and related topics.

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