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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of December 4, 2006

Present: Chin, Cox, Harrigan, Lampe, Rutter, Staff, Tiles

Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m.

He reported speaking with the Chancellor regarding the KCC agreement. Surprisingly, she had suggested that the KCC and Manoa faculty get together to work out an agreement. Tiles had not agreed, questioning whether or not this was appropriate. The SEC discussed the agreement that was previously transmitted for review and noted there are several problems: the requirement that KCC students get the AA degree, use of dorms when Manoa already has a shortage, library issues that have resource implications, and adviser issues that may also have resource implications.

The minutes of 11/27/06 were approved.

The SEC discussed the agenda for the Senate meeting on 12/6/06. The primary action items will be to approve the constituency changes, and action on a CAB proposal to instruct Chair Tiles on how to reply to Vice-President Linda Johnsrud regarding the UH West Oahu situation, and lack of public documentation. It was also agreed to include in the Senate meeting packet the one-page handout summarizing the state’s higher education needs.

Honor’s College: Tiles reported that he had heard the suggestion that the College should report directly to VC Smatresk. Also, the Chancellor’s office is apparently going to propose additional reorganization of the organizational chart to reflect additional advising positions, other new positions, etc.

Loan to the Athletic Dept: The SEC decided it would like a status report on the $1 million loaned to Athletics to cover a shortfall. No timetable has been announced on repayment. The SEC agreed that Tiles would make a formal request to Kathy Cutshaw, copying the Chancellor.

Council of Chairs: The SEC briefly discussed how the Senate should relate and communicate with this group. Harrigan noted the Council is becoming a more independent voice and has a broad agenda which overlaps the Senate’s.

At 4:00 pm, the SEC debriefed with Neal Smatresk on Campus Planning Day. The SEC thought it was useful but was more a “state of the campus” day. The possibility of having a planning day in spring, and keeping a day for “state of the campus” in fall could be more effective, since planning should be done in context of budget requests, and the system works on the budget over the summer.

The SEC adjourned at 4:40 p.m.

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