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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of May 8, 2006

Chair Bley-Vroman called the meeting to order at 3 p.m., with Kent, Lampe, Ramsey, Rutter, and Tiles present. Also present were Rosanne Harrigan, Linda Cox, and David Chin, the leading candidates for SEC membership. After 4:30 p.m., the SEC met with Chancellor Konan about numerous issues.

Standard Items: Minutes were revised and approved for the May 1 meeting. Extensive committee liaison reports were made, to give potential SEC members some idea of the work of each standing committee. Chair Bley-Vroman gave extensive background about finding the right balance between system-level responsibilities and university-specific duties.

The candidates for a new housing director were discussed at length, with many on the SEC troubled by the hiring of a new housing director without input from a soon-to-be-hired Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. It was decided that Kent, Tiles and Staff would draft a group recommendation to Chancellor Konan, circulate it by email to the SEC for editing, and then submit it after receiving approval.

It was decided to that Bley-Vroman would speak to President McClain directly, to clarify issues surrounding classified research and the anomalous status of any UARC.

Harrigan asked for parking privileges on upper campus (her office is in Kakaako). It was decided to ask Chancellor about this at the 4:30 p.m. meeting.

The continuing SEC members and the SEC candidates decided to meet 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday May 10 and again 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday May 15, to elect officers for the next academic year and to make committee assignments for themselves as liaisons. These decisions, by our charter, may be informal and may need confirmation at the first SEC meeting in June.

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