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Manoa Faculty Senate
Standing Committee on Professional Matters
Activities Report for AY 2005-2006

Prepared by Rick Kazman, CBA

The CPM handled three issues in the 05/06 academic year. Thre first involved CPM meeting with the College of Education Senate Chairs (previous and present) over a position moved to West O'ahu by the Legislature. CPM asked the SEC to write to the President urging him to resist this kind of legislative interference. The President in due coure acted as the CPM and SEC requested..

The second issue was the treatment of non-permanent resident faculty with respect to tenure, and required several months of negotiations with representatives from all affected parties (CPM, concerned faculty, UHPA, UH Manoa administration), and two attempts at a Manoa faculty senate resolution entitled: CPM Resolution on Non-Permanent Resident Faculty. The second attempt was ultimately successful.

The third issue was a bill on taro research facing the state senate. In this matter we urged Senator Kokobun to reconsider Bill SB 2749. The bill, as it was written, would have made illegal research that is currently going on in the laboratory (not in the field) at UH Manoa on Chinese Taro. Senator Kokobun voted against the bill and it was defeated, 13-11


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