Academic Senate of Hawai’i Community College

            Friday, August 28,  2009            

PB 3-103 &   Kohala Center polycom




Present: Roberta Brashear –Kaulfers, Sandra Claveria, Doodie Downs, Sherri Fujita, Sam Giordanengo, Joyce Hamasaki (Kohala Ctr.), John-Gabriel James, Manaiakalani Kalua, Kekui Kealiikanakaole, Annie Maeda, Eric Mecklenburg, Trina Nahm-Mijo, Helen Nishimoto, Ellen Okuma (chair), Jeanne Ryan, Jill Savage (recorder), Kate Sims, Mai Wong, Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, Lou Zitnik 


1.         Ascertain Quorum : ascertained @12:05 p.m.

2.         Minutes of April 17, 2009 :  m/s (Brashear-Kaulfers/Wong) approved with corrections

3.         Chair’s Report – Ellen Okuma

  • Senate Officers: E. Mecklenburg has agreed to continue as Vice Chair and J. Savage has agreed to continue as Secretary.
  • Standing Committee chairs:  R. Brashear-Kaulfers will chair FPC, J. Hamasaki will chair EPC, and H. Nishimoto will chair CRC
  • Exec. Comm. membership: all units represented with exception of HOST
  • System report: budget update to BOR per VP H. Todo that legislature mandated $46 mill. reduction in addition to the governor’s restriction of $52.1 mill.;  might expect federal $22 mill stabilization; proposal of $12 mill savings by imposing a 5 day pay lag for faculty over a couple of years to begin July 2010; difficulty arises as Council of Revenues continues to change projections.
  • System report: systemwide UH has experienced close to an 8.5% enrollment increase with the CC’s showing the greatest increases. Senates may need to address issues associated with the increase in enrollment.    

4.         Standing and Other Committee Reports

  1. Ed Policy – Joyce Hamasaki -  No report
  2. Faculty Policy – Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers  - No report
  3. Curriculum Review  -- Helen Nishimoto   -  Announced curriculum proposal deadlines to include Sept 25 for proposals to affect Fall 2010 course offerings and catalog;  Jan 29 for proposals affecting Spring 2011 course offerings.  
  4. ad hoc Committee to Review HawCC’s Standard eCAFE Questions – Kalani Flores  - No Report
  5. ad hoc Committee, Writing Intensive – Donna Moore   - No report

5.         Old Business

  1. Evaluation of Transfer of Credits (Haw 7.208) – Joyce Hamasakicommittee will consider suggested changes in wording as reported in minutes of April 17.  
  2. Gen Ed SLO’s -- Trina Nahm-Mijo. It was m/s (N. Wong-Wilson/G. James) to establish an ad hoc committee to amend the learning outcomes for General Education to include Hawaiian and global cross-cultural perspectives and consider consolidating the list of learning outcomes and that will report back to the Senate at the next scheduled meeting.   Motion passed unanimously. Noe Noe Wong-Wilson will chair the ad hoc committee.   S. Giordanengo, S. Fujita, and M. Wong have volunteered to assist.
  3. E ‘Imi Pono College Development Day -- Trina Nahm-Mijo   - Planning is in progress.

6.  New Business

a.       ACCJC Midterm Report (sent as e-mail attachment) – Kate Sims –  HawCC  Accreditation website has been updated, recent documents are available, preparations for next report will commence this Fall. It was m/s (L.Zitnik/A. Maeda) to accept the mid-term report with the inclusion of thanks to K. Sims.  Motion passed unanimously

7.   For the good of the order

8.     Adjourned 1:30 p.m.

Minutes approved as distributed, September 25, 2009