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Minutes, Agendas & Reports: 2011-12



University of Hawaii at Manoa Faculty Senate, September 21, 2011


Architecture Auditorium/ Arch 205; 3:00 - 5:00 pm

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AGENDA


Guests: Anna Koethe, ASUH President (brief introduction)

  1. Call to Order
  2. Chair’s Report (BOR Bylaw Amendments - Due 9/30; E1: 202 Due 9/8; Election Audit Report)
  3. Approval of May 2011 Minutes
  4. Business
    1. Senate
      1. Proposed Amendment to MFS Bylaws:
        1. *MAC as Standing Committee: Word | Pdf
          1. Resolution to Approve a Proposal to Establish the Manoa Assessment Committee as a Permanent Committee of the Manoa Faculty Senate (Passed with one vote against on 1/21/09)
          2. Senate Minutes of 1/21/09
      2. Motion to Accept Joint Report on Assessment of Marine Facilities: Word | Pdf
        1. Senate Minutes of 5/4/11

Passed: 34 in favor; 11 against; Approved Motion & supporting documents available at:
http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmfs/documents/2011_12/20110921_report_marinefacilities.html

    1. CAB
      1. Proposed Amendments to MFS Bylaws:
        1. *Absenteeism: Word | Pdf
          1. Results of CAB's Absence Survey
          2. Senate Minutes of 5/4/11
          3. Senate Minutes of 1/19/11

Passed: unanimous; Approved Resolution & supporting documents available at: http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmfs/documents/2011_12/20110921_resolution_attendance.html

        1. *CORGE as Standing Committee: Word | Pdf
          1. Senate Minutes of 5/4/11
          2. Senate Minutes of 4/20/11

Passed: 1 against; Approved Resolution & supporting documents available at:
http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmfs/documents/2011_12/20110921_resolution_corge.html

        1. *Qualification of SEC Authority: Word | Pdf
          1. CAB Request to SEC (May 25, 2011): Word | Pdf
  1. Adjournment

 


ATTENDANCE

Absent (10)
Michael Cooney, Robert Cowie, L Neil Frazer, Rosanne Harrigan, Henry Lew, John Madey, Kelly Roberts, Raul Rudoy, Kate Zhou, Pavel Zinin

Excused (14)
Marguerite Butler, James Caron, Williamson Chang, Donna Ching, Linda Cox, Martha Crosby, Guliz Erdem, Chin Lee, Scott Lozanoff, Carol Plummer, Hamid Pourjalali (sabbatical), Scott Rowland, Cynthia Ward, Konstantine Xoinis

Present (63)
Chizuko Allen, Venkataraman Balaraman, Ronald Bontekoe, James Cartwright, John Casken, Richard Chadwick, Beei-Huan Chao, William Chapman, Thomas Conway, Robert Cooney, Shirley Daniel, Sandra Davis, Jayson Dibble, Saori Doi, David Duffy, Ariana Eichelberger, David Ericson, Thomas Ernst, Brian Glazer, Jing Guo, Debora Halbert, Cynthia Hew, Peter Hoffmann, Wei Huang, Joseph Jarrett, Lilikala Kameeleihiwa, Kenneth Kipnis, Anne Leake, David Leake, Spencer Leineweber, Mark Levin, Dongmei Li, Barry Lienert, Ingrid Lin, Bonnyjean Manini, Patricia Masters, Jennifer Matsuda, Dore Minatodani, Luciano Minerbi, Joyce Najita, Richard Nettell, Thanh Truc Nguyen, Torben Nielsen, Lawrence Nitz, Ian Pagano, Raymond Panko, Benito Quintana, Robert Richmond, Stacey Roberts, Todd Sammons, Lilia Santiago, Ekaterina Sherstyuk, Janice Shoultz, Victor Stenger, Carolyn Stephenson, Ashley Stokes, Jane Uyehara-Lock, Douglas Vincent, Pal Wessel, Kelley Withy, Annette Wong, Halina Zaleski, Herbert Ziegler

Guests: (2)
Anna Koethe, ASUH President; Susan Hippensteele (Ex-Officio as former Senate Chair)


MINUTES

  1. Call to Order: 3:05 PM by Robert Cooney; ASUH and GSO representatives, the new SEC and committee chair members were introduced and welcomed; and the outgoing SEC members were thanked for their service.
  2. Chair’s Report
    • BOR Bylaw Amendments: Questions and recommendations are due 9/30. Items are mostly housekeeping issues.
    • E1: 202: Sent out to committee chairs regarding anti-discrimination, affirmative action, other policies, housekeeping changes. Changes were due 9/8.
    • Election Audit Report: In response to concerns about this years SEC election an ad hoc committee consisting of David Ross, Judith Inazu and Carol Kellett was created to audit the election procedure and balloting. They produced a report in which timing and procedural recommendations were made. The report is on the MFS website.
    • Chancellor Hinshaw stepping down 6/30/2011: President Greenwood appointing Klaus Kyle, faculty member, to head the search committee. Robert Cooney will also be on the committee as Senate Chair. Questions about whether we need a chancellor or whether the position should be held by the system president, do exist. Senators are invited, as are all faculty, to express their views either through our committees or as a motion from the floor. Independence, sufficient authority, and loyalty to Manoa should characterize the position. A senator commented that chancellors coming from Manoa have been very helpful. Cooney noted that applications' deadline may be as early as December; and that any recommendation we have might best come to the Senate through its committees. Cooney suggests we could do this at a Congress meeting following the Senate meeting in October. Another view was expressed that the VCAA might stand jointly as Manoa chancellor, as had once been the case in the past. Cooney said he would go back to the SEC Monday to discuss use of the Manoa Congress to carry forward this debate. Another Senator noted that every other campus in the system has a chancellor; and that if we didn't have our own, we might go back to Mortimer's time, who had both positions, which resulted in Manoa being underrepresented. Cooney responded that clearly it would be a good idea to have this discussion at the Congress next month.
  3. Approval of May 2011 Minutes: moved, seconded and passed unanimously.
  4. Business
    • Resolution to Approve a Proposal to Establish the Manoa Assessment Committee as a Permanent Committee of the Manoa Faculty Senate

      Previously the Senate passed: Resolution to Approve a Proposal to Establish the Manoa Assessment Committee as a Permanent Committee of the Manoa Faculty Senate (The resolution was passed with one vote against on 1/21/09)

      Cooney noted that MAC is already a permanent committee as a result of the Senate's previous action. To make it a standing committee requires a motion. He noted that CAB had voted not to send forward such a motion and asked if anyone present wanted to make a motion. In the absence of any motion, consensus he observed seems to be to keep it a Permanent Committee, not a Standing Committee.

    • Motion to Accept Joint Report on Assessment of Marine Facilities

      Motion is before the Senate to accept the Joint Report, not to take action(s) recommended in the report. If accepted the Joint Report will be filed away in the Senate office. It will be there for any future Senator to use it as a starting point for future assessment. Discussion included several concerns, one being whether a budget analysis should be included. CAB has not yet passed on the report. HIMB felt the report didn't adequately reflect what it does. When the charge was initiated, the intent was to provide background knowledge and avoid being caught off guard with requests for faculty votes without enough knowledge. The motion was passed 34 to 11 to accept the report.

Approved Motion & supporting documents available at:
http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmfs/documents/2011_12/20110921_report_marinefacilities.html

    • Proposed Amendment to MFS Bylaws: Absenteeism

    Cooney introduced Doug Vincent to present CAB's recommendation and proceeded to address an issue raised, namely what criteria previously existed? Answer: there were no previous criteria. Change to “and/or” is considered a friendly amendment. Moved to approve the Absenteeism amendment, seconded; passed unanimously.

Approved Resolution & supporting documents available at: http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmfs/documents/2011_12/20110921_resolution_attendance.html

    • Proposed Amendment to MFS Bylaws - Resolution to Instate CORGE as Standing Committee

    Discussion: amending committee structure doesn't make much sense, since duties were not changed; why? Assumed that previous duties still apply, and new duties are still in flux, an interim stage. MSP with 1 opposition. SEC will assure consistency. MSP 1 opposed.

Approved Resolution & supporting documents available at:
http://www.hawaii.edu/uhmfs/documents/2011_12/20110921_resolution_corge.html

    • Qualification of SEC Authority

    First reading of Article III as is and proposed changes. No vote at this time; vote will be at next meeting.  Question about significance: it was noted that changes do not conflict with Roberts Rules of Order. The justification for the proposed changes is articulated in CAB’s document. The question was raised, since the Charter applies to all committees all the time, why do we need the proposed changes?  A senator replied that the concern is that the SEC would otherwise possibly make rules that  deliberately compromised bylaws. The Senate's Parliamentarian notes that there is a process for making changes, so we wouldn't want any procedure adopted that would prevent that.

    • Motion to hold Congress Meeting in October

    The SEC brings the following motion to the floor, to have a Congress meeting at 4 p.m., following the Senate meeting October 19th. The motion passed unanimously.

Adjournment: at 5 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Richard W. Chadwick, Secretary