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Manoa Faculty Senate Executive Committee Minutes of January 29, 2007

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

Chair Tiles called the meeting to order at 2:00 p.m. This special time was agreed upon to accommodate a CAB/SEC meeting with Vice-Chancellor Ostrander at 3:00 pm.

The minutes of January 22 were approved.

Chair Tiles asked Rutter if CAPP was revieing the Creole & Pidgin certificate proposal. CAPP has noted there is no department and no contact information listed and no action can be taken on the document in its present form. This will be communicated to Gene Toyama, who is asking about the progress.

The SEC needs to have an agreement with administration as to how faculty committee appointments will be made. Some of the operational level agreements should be negotiated directly with VCAA Smatresk; other parts need to be discussed in the Shared Governance meeting with Deans.

Rutter reported that the Library disputes some of the administration's view of fiscal matters. The Library faculty like the vision, but there remain different perspectives on the resources to achieve the vision. Manoa is at the bottom of library rankings among peer institutions and is not achieving the progress called for in the Strategic Plan.

M. Staff and Rutter noted that both CSA and CAPP will be requesting new changes in the KCC agreement. Ruth Bingham will attend the meeting with the Chancellor and VCAA Smatresk on Thursday afternoon.

The Manoa Executive Team is publishing minutes of their meetings. This was discovered accidentally. Having this information will help with the communication problems but does not resolve the SEC complaint. One-way information sharing is different than 2-way. Tiles distributed the website to SEC members and Rutter will create a link to the faculty website.

There are some flaws in the WASC report that VCAA Smatresk distributed. For example, EMBAG is no longer functioning, no longer advises administration on budget matters.

At 2:55 p.m, the SEC adjourned.

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