Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of August 22, 2005
The meeting was called to order around 3:00 p.m. by Chairman Robert
Bley-Vroman, with Tom Schroeder, Martha Staff, Tom Hilgers, Barry
Raleigh, Tom Ramsey, Jim Tiles, and Bill Lampe present. Staff member
Charlotte Misutani was present until about 4:30 p.m. and Barry Raleigh
until about 3:25 p.m. Near 4:30 p.m., the meeting adjourned for the
SEC to meet with Chancellor Denise Konan until 6:30 p.m. The
wide-ranging discussion with Konan focused on the selection of a
permanent chancellor (process and desired immediacy), recent SEC
actions, the ad-hoc UARC committee, the agenda of the August 31 Senate
meeting, the estimated budget shortfall for Manoa of $6 million, the
selection of an interim VCSA, the housing task force, alcohol policy,
and RCUH personnel policy.
- Barry Raleigh, liaison to CFS, reported that CFS decided to fill SEC
vacancies with the next-highest-vote-getter (NHVG) procedure. CFS
decided against the option of having a special election. Raleigh
reported that CFS noted that one vacancy had already been filled by
the NHVG procedure. The replacement of Jim Dator for the remainder of
a one year term is Noel Kent. The fall semester sabbatical
replacement of Tom Ramsey is Robert Valliant. Linda Cox is the new
chair of CFS; K. Bridges is the new elections officer with the mandate
to move the Senate to electronic elections.
- The SEC prepared a negative response to proposed RCUH personnel
changes, to be sent by the requested deadline of August 26.
- The minutes of August 15 were adopted.
- The chair Bley-Vroman (and sometimes Vice Chair Tiles) reported
about numerous and productive meetings: Konan, COIA representation
question, ACCFSC, HAP focus board, final version of a housing report,
Hilo PhD status, meeting with John Madey and Eric Szarmes.
- The COIA representative question was referred to COA.
- The updated, final report of a CAB subcommittee on housing was sent
to CAB; also sent to CAB was a report about investment of reserve
funds by faculty housing and perhaps parking.
- The new overall head of the CC's is John Morton. His budget
priorities were described.
- The SEC invited the new ACCFSC co-chair A. Spencer from Kauai to
attend an SEC meeting.
- The SEC heard a plea from Kathy Cutshaw to give the faculty meeting
space in Hawaii Hall to a new director for human resources (personnel
management). The SEC thinks there are other ways to find space for
- The Agenda for the August 31 Senate meeting was set.
- Bill Lampe presented documents that put the control of admissions
policy in the hands of the faculty.