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Manoa Faculty Senate Annual Committee Report 2007-08
Committee on Academic Policy and Planning (CAPP)


Business during AY 2007-2008 for CAPP was relatively light, perhaps due to absence of a full-time Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and permanent staff in certain key positions.  Quorum was achieved at five of eight scheduled meetings.  A brief summary of the issues CAPP heard follows.

1.  Review of Certificate Programs.  Initial review of carry-over issues indicated that the interest shown by prior administrators for review of certificate programs had waned and there was no need for such a review for accreditation purposes.

2.  Program Review.  Meeting with AVCAA and staff led to memo draft to SEC with input to Chancellor; memo withdrawn when it became apparent that the presentation made to CAPP did not reflect the current state of program review being implemented.  Decision made to wait to evaluate actual first phase of program review process before revising—either at end of Spring 08 semester or for Fall 08.

3.  Assessment/UHM Form1 and Form 2.  Meeting with AVCAA and staff involved discussion of WASC assessment guidelines, WASC reaccreditation, and SLO.

4.  Review of Tenure on Initial Appointment.  After discussion and review of policy under consideration by Interim VCAA, CAPP agreed that chair and DPC of an affected should have input into the decision of locus of tenure

6.  B.A. in Creative Media. The memo of April 1, 2008 to Tom Brislin, which reflects the recommendations of CAPP was unanimously approved.

7.  Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance.  Based on the receipt of a list of program faculty, the committee felt that the program proposal was a strong one. The committee unanimously supported the certificate program.

8. Waiver of Foundation Written Communication Requirement. A proposal was forwarded to CAPP from the General Education Committee for a one-time waiver that will be offered to a current backlog of 882 sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have not yet taken an FW course.

Submitted by Susan Hippensteele, Chair

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