October 18, 2006,
Parliamentarian: Bill Lampe
Chizuko Allen, Barry Baker, David Bangert, Helen Baroni, Shana Brown, Lonny Carlile, Paul Chandler, Healani Chang, Nathan Chang, Meda Chesney-Lind, David Chin, Jerome Comcowich, James Cowen, Eric Decarlo, Michael DeMattos, Milton Diamond, David Duffy, Jimmy Efird, David Ericson, Marie-Jose Fassiotto, David Frizinger, Donna Fukuda, Michael Garcia, Rosanne Harrigan, Thomas Hudson, Judith Inazu, Jean Johnsom, Alan Katz, Rebecca Knuth, Marcelo Kobayashi, William Lampe, Justin Levinson, Bruce Liebert, Richard Manshardt, John Mayer, Dore Minatodani, Larry Nitz, Robert Paull, Danial Port, John Rieder, Sara Rutter, Frank Sansone, Brent Sipes, Jim Skouge, Martha Staff, NJ Hemphill Stodden, Jim Tiles, Mary Tiles, Lei Wakayama, Michael Weinstein, Anna Wieczorek, Roy Wilkens, Kelley Withy, Sylvia Yuen.
Cristina Bacchilega, Ruth Bingham, Kimberly Binsted, Linda Cox, Graham Crookes, Martha Crosby, Joe Ramos, Pauline Sheldon, James Yates
Lee Buenconsejo-Lum, Ed Cadman, John Casken, Darnell Cole, Gordon Greene, Rick Kazman, Noel Kent, Karl Kim, Jeffrey Kuhn, Lorenz Magaard, Dennis McDougall, Rodney Morales, Barry Raleigh, Chittaranjan Ray, Dave Sandars, Nacy Stockert, Steven Ward, Charlie Weems
Jimmy Efrid moved that the Faculty Senate co-sponsor a public forum with the Public Policy Center to discuss the proposed Hawaii constitutional amendment concerning Regent selection.
"Shall the governor be required to select board of regents candidates from a pool of qualified candidates screened and proposed by a candidate advisory council for the board of regents of the University of Hawaii as provided by law?"
Forum on the Constitutional Amendment sponsored by the Public Polic Center and the Manoa Faculty Senate Wednesday November 1, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. in Law School Classroom #2
Larry Nitz Chair
The Manoa Faculty Senate approves the May 31, 2006 Academic Plan for Athletes, in support of the goal of raising UHMís NCAA Graduation success Rate and team Academic Progress rates above the 50th percentile among Division 1 institutions nationwide.
Bylaws require a paper ballot. Until a change is approved in the Bylaws we need to return to paper. Anyone dissatisfied with return to paper was invited to assist with writing preferential election software; there were no volunteers.
MFS was invited to interview the JABSOM Dean SEC did not believe it needed to participate as a group. SEC believed the interview was the responsibility of the JABSOM Senate. However, Dr. Tiles has so far attended the JABSOM Faculty Senate meetings with the candidates.
Dr. Tiles believes all schools should have Senates as this is a necessary enabling condition of a proper consultative process. . He has advised the Chancellor of this position.
Dr. Tiles is going to the Graduate Senate to ask if they are happy with the current manner by which the Graduate Council is selected.
JABSOM Budget. Response of motion on budget was presented to the BOR. There was no response of significance. Dean Search process is in progress. Four candidates are being interviewed. Dr. Ostrander will report to CAB in December on the budget.
To meet attrition among Arts and Sciences advisors, a draft plan is being circulated suggesting student advising occur within each of the colleges of Arts and Sciences.
Classrooms with appropriate AV equipment are not available to meet needs.
The draft proposal to WASC contained a number of items on assessment which cause alarm among faculty SEC proposed faculty take on this responsibility. A draft charge to the Task Force was presented by Chair Tiles and suggestions for improving it were invited.
Chair Tiles suggested interested Senators attend; the SEC is considering whether to join other campus groups in mounting a display of its plans for the near future (specifically improvements it would like to see in shared governance).
Responsibilities are not currently spelled out, most are contained in Grievance Procedures. The system wide commission on the status of women has brought up the issue of civility. On Friday October 20 a "brainstorming session" will take place in HH 208 to discuss how to deal with abusive behavior on the part of some faculty members. The Senate will be represented by members of the CPM. Currently many defined responsibilities faculty are not managed or enforced.
Invitation attached for Oct 24th AM session is open discussion; PM session will aim at drafting a policy
Format of report has changed Format described Reformatted version will be sent out by J Tiles Please review and advise either SEC or him
VCAFO Cutshaw is not suggesting any specific funding source for this program. Approval was recently received to use part of revenue bonds to plan to build more faculty housing. Planning will begin soon.
Secretary, Manoa Faculty Senate