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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of July 17, 2006

The SEC meeting was called to order by D. Chin at 3:10 p.m. Attending were Harrigan, Rutter and Staff. Bley-Vroman was excused.

The Minutes of July 10 were approved.

Acting Chair Chin had no report.

Harrigan reported on the early departure of the JABSOM dean (resigning to take a new position in Texas) and other sensitive issues specific to JABSOM staffing. Although there is a JABSOM deanŐs search in progress there is an urgent need for an interim dean. The SEC agreed to ask Chair Tiles to discuss these issues with the ChancellorŐs office. The SEC also noted recent newspaper articles on UARC including one reporting a lawsuit is being pursued by 8 faculty (through the UHPA) to challenge the PresidentŐs UARC decision.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m when VCAA Smatresk arrived to meet with the SEC.

(The SEC and Smatresk discussed the following:

*Plans for the Assistant VC for Academic PersonnelŐs office--Louis Kubo has been appointed interim in this position. Responsibilities include handling grievances, arbitration and union issues, promotion and tenure, and training for faculty. A program officer and secretary will complete this office.

*Reorganization. Smatresk reported it is slowly moving ahead. Searches for an Enrollment Manager and Assistant VC of International Programs are high priority but have not yet begun, though the EM position description has been written and is being classified. Smatresk would like an Interim in the VC/International Programs slot. Plans to establish an Academic Computing office are underway under Gary Rodwell, with recent excellent progress assisting Financial Aid office to develop/implement paperless procedures.

*Notices to continuing students of non-payment and registration purges.

The purge deadline has been extended and a more customer-friendly approach is being developed.

*Outreach College credit class issues.

* Plans to moving academic advisers into QLC have been somewhat delayed.

* Thoughts on what a Hawaiian sense of place should mean in terms of campus architecture.


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