Academic Senate of Hawai’i Community College

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bldg. 388, Rm 103 (lower campus) & polycom to West HI Admin.

Conf. Rm. 12 - 1:30 pm

Present:  M. Bader, S. Claveria, K. Flores (Kohala Center, Polycom), S. Fujita, J. Hamasaki (Kohala Center, Polycom), K. Kane, D. Moore, H. Nishimoto, E. Mecklenburg, E. Okuma (chair), J. Savage (secretary), C. Wilcox-Boucher, M. Wong, L. Zitnik

1.     Chair’s Report—Ellen Okuma

·         ACCFSC meeting:  

- Efforts being made by ACCFSC to prompt the Distance Learning Advisory Committee to resume meeting; D. Lasner is chairing this committee and it has not convened for over 3 years;   B. Leonard, chairing the ACCFSC Budget Committee, reported that the BOR will be setting up a biennium Budget Committee with faculty representation from ACCFSC – B. Leonard was nominated ;  further reports that the CoR continues to project  unlikely positive forecast; Pres. Greenwood presented to BOR her 3 top budget priorities which ar increase graduation rate by 25% by 2015, Funding initiatives that increase workforce development and technological advancement, and renovate to innovate. 

2.      Standing and ad hoc Committee Reports

          a.         Curriculum Review—Helen Nishimoto                                                                                                                                     

                CRC has several proposals that are currently under revision and will be ready for Senate consideration within a couple of weeks, request a special          meeting for the Senate to consider these proposals.  (To new business)

           b.         Educational Policy—Joyce Hamasaki                                                                                                                                     

                Recommendation (resolution) presented and to be  considered under new business.

           c.         Faculty Policy—Per S. Claveria                                                                                                                                                   

                Committee’s findings are presented as a resolution under new business; committee unanimously endorsed the resolution.

          d.         ad hoc Academic Senate Committee to Review HawCC’s Standard eCAFE Questions—Kalani Flores

                Committee responded to the charge given with an initial survey sent to faculty Nov ’09 ; after presenting the findings, Senate requested additional feedback be sought, subsequently committee sent out a second survey to faculty Feb 2010; results collated and final report presented to Senate under   new business with recommendations.

           e.         ad hoc Writing Intensive Committee—Donna Moore                                                                                     

                Thanks go to all  WI committee members;  WI courses offered   Fall’09 in Hilo (9), WH (3), online (2);  Sp’10 Hilo (7), WH (5),  online (1); Expected Fall ’10              Hilo (10), WH (2), online (1);  there will be a system wide WI meeting next week, among topics to be discussed will be the assessment of WI courses          with common (WI) SLOs for all WI courses.  

           f.          ad hoc Online Distance Learning Committee— per E. Okuma                                                                                      

                Committee met once.

           g.         ad hoc General Education Committee— per J. Savage                                                                                                   

                Committee met once  and will meet a second time prior to the end of the semester to discuss a statement of philosophy; a subcommittee was formed            to review the Gen Ed LO’s.

3.  Quorum ascertained @ 12:15 p.m.

4.  Minutes of March 19, 2010 – approved as distributed by general consent.

5.      Old Business

        a.         ACTION—Resolution on HawCC’s Standard eCAFE Questions  Passed unanimously

6.      New Business

         a.         Curriculum Proposals (e-mail attachment)—Helen Nishimoto                                                                                       

                The following proposals all passed unanimously:                                                                                                                           

                PROGRAM MODIFICATION:                                                                                                                                            

                Host Hospitality and Tourism       AAS degree                                                                                                                          

                Host Hospitality and Tourism       CA                                                                                                                                                          

                Host Hospitality and Tourism       CC                                                                                                                                           

                Introduction to  Human Services                                                                             

           b.         Proposed Amendment to the Charter—Eric Mecklenburg:                                                                                            

                The amendment to the Charter  passed with 30 in favor and two against. 

         c.         Senate Chair for 2010/2011-- Eric Mecklenburg:  E. Okuma receives nomination as 2010-2011 Senate Chair m/s (Savage/Wilcox-Bourcher);  nomination               approved by hand vote 9 in favor , 0 opposed.

         d.         Resolution on Professional Ethics, FPC—Ellen Okuma for Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers                                                                                                  

                Passed unanimously

         e.         Resolution on Review of ACCJC Midterm Report Planning Agenda Items, EPC—Joyce Hamasaki    

                Passed unanimously

         f.       CRC request for special meeting:

                Motion made to hold special Senate meeting for the consideration of the remaining 8 proposals to be held May 7 at 2:p.m. with location to be                       announced.   m/s (H. Nishimoto/J. Savage)  Passed unanimously

7.      For the Good of the Order

8.      Adjourn :  1:05 p.m.           


Minutes approved as distributed, August 27, 2010