Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of October 3, 2005
Present: SEC: Chairman Robert Bley-Vroman, Martha
Staff, Jim Tiles, Bill Lampe, Noel Kent and Robert Valliant.
Absent Barry Raleigh.
Senate Secretary Charlotte Mitsutani was present.
- Chair's Report
- Bley-Vroman sent a copy to Chancellor Konan of the SEC's letter to
President McClain about transfer of a College of Education position to
West O'ahu. The SEC has asked McClain to respond by October 10.
- Bley-Vroman met with Konan to discuss the chancellor
search. Bley-Vroman, Konan, and McClain will discuss the matter on
October 3. Then Konan and Bley-Vroman will meet with the deans on
October 4. The hope is that the deans will appoint a small group to
work with the SEC toward a common approach to the search process,
perhaps meeting with the SEC on October 10 or before.
- Bley-Vroman represented the Senate at JABSOM festivities on
Friday, September 30, for the dedication of the new JABSOM
facilities. A ceremony recognized the gift of \$2.5 million by the Lung
Association to endow research in pulmonary health at JABSOM.
- Heather Crislip is on maternity leave. Myrtle Yamada will be
filling in for her.
- UARC contract is here. No one has had a chance to read it yet.
- Waimano Biohazard facility. It now falls under the Vice President
- Business of the Day
- Chancellor Search
The Interim Chancellor feels that it is important to meet with the
Interim President before moving on the search. Bley-Vroman will meet
with the deans and directors on Tuesday to discuss the search and the
SEC's position. It might be good to have a small group from the deans
and directors talk to the SEC. Bley-Vroman noted that he sensed a lack
of urgency on almost everyone's part.
- Removal of a position to West Oahu
The committee noted the differences in approach to the problem by the
Interim President and the Interim Chancellor.
The UARC committee felt that of the 2 suggested resolutions---``not
con'' and ``not con max''---proposed by the SEC, the ``not con''
position would find the most would support. The SEC wanted to be clear
that it did not favor any particular resolution, its goal was to
facilitate the deliberative process.
The Committee discussed the possibility of the Senate accepting
neither the ``con'' nor the ``not con''. Should there be a resolution with
no ``whereas'' clauses? It was decided to bring the ``con'' resolution
before the Senate first. The Senate will decide whether or not to
refer the matter to the Congress.
- Committee Reports
- Committee on Athletics (Lampe). Will meet next Tuesday. It is
working on a resolution on alcohol and behavior.
- CAPP (Lampe). Will meet with VCAA Smatresk on Wednesday. CAPP
asked the SEC for a decision on a Committee on Admissions. Three
standing committees have an interest. The SEC decided to set up a CAPP
subcommittee with representatives from the Committee on Athletics and
Committee on Student Affairs.
Lampe called yet again for more members for CAPP.
- CAB (Raleigh - absent). Will meet on Wednesday. Kent said that
he would go.
- GenEd (Kent). Continues to discuss courses on articulation. It
feels that Banner might be undermining articulation.
- CFS (Raleigh - absent). SEC forwarded resignation of Linda
Englebert from the ethics focus board to CFS for a replacement.
- CPM (Tiles). Waiting for a report on research integrity and
ethics policies from the administration. Waiting for resolution from the
Committee on Research on proprietary research.
- CoR (Tiles). Waimano Biohazard facility will be contentious in
local politics. The City Council has people working on the issue.
- CSA (Staff). Meets tomorrow. The alcohol and admissions issues
have been referred to the committee. The SEC decided to refer the
issue of prioritizing what should be done in the interim chancellor's
Year of the Student to the committee
- Noel Kent distributed copies of a document on UHM military
contracting and possible conflicts of interest. The SEC decided to
ask CAB's advice on whether these issues should be taken up.
The meeting adjourned at 4:30pm.