Academic Senate of Hawai’i Community College

Friday, March 19, 2010


Present:   Marilyn Bader, Sandra Claveria, Sam Giordanengo, Mary Goya, Joyce Hamasaki , Annie Maeda, Eric Mecklenburg, Violet Murakami, Helen Nishimoto, Ellen Okuma (chair), Jill Savage (recorder), Francis-Dean Uchima, Claudia Wilcox-Boucher, Mai Wong, Lou Zitnik 


1.         VCAA, Noreen Yamane—time certain, 12:00

·        West Hawaii – Palamanui development--we are working with Urban Works to ensure platinum status; according to LDRP for E. Hawai‘i campus, Hale Aloha will be the first to be renovated for Nursing and Allied Health offices and classrooms;

·        Budget – by reserving 10% of the B budget (instruction), we will be okay through 2011; attempts made to be as efficient as possible with current spending; budget is not questionable for the 2011-2012 year.

·        BOR subcommittee on community colleges spent Wednesday on both West and East Hawaii campuses, receiving testimony from administrators and faculty representatives (Senate Chair).

·        Offer was made for IT position – acceptance by candidate pending;  offer made for Web Developer position, acceptance pending.


2.         Quorum Ascertained


3.         Minutes of Feb. 26, 2010 ; m/s (Savage/Wilcox-Boucher) to amend 4th bullet under Chair’s report to explicitly include the committee’s charge. Approved as amended.


4.   Chair’s Report—Ellen Okuma

·        ACCFSC

 – subcommittee on the Business Processes is looking at ways to streamline travel forms and shorten reimbursement waiting time; committee compared UH system processes with benchmark institutions – we are lagging

-- Senates asked to review final draft of the MOA on Gen Ed

-- Several Senates expressed continued concern over process by which the policy on the Student Conduct Code was implemented

-- David Lassner, VP for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, discussed  possible outsourcing of the hawaii.edu domain; rationale indicated there is insufficient staffing to manage demands.


5.   Standing and ad hoc Committee Reports                      

            a.         Curriculum Review—Helen Nishimoto

·        CRC has reviewed all proposals received and pending requested edits, all remaining proposals will likely be approved by the CRC and presented to the Senate.


            b.         Educational Policy—Joyce Hamasaki

·        Under New Business will present committee’s proposal on the policy concerning Transfer Credits from External Institutions

·        Committee continues work on curricular review process; new processes in discussion stages may address committee’s charge; chair will present report summarizing curricular review process as currently exists.


            c.         Faculty Policy—Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers   

·        No report


            d.         ad hoc Academic Senate Committee to Review HawCC’s Standard eCAFE

                        Questions—Kalani Flores      

·        Under old business- committee’s summary report and proposal presented by E. Okuma 


            e.         ad hoc Writing Intensive—Donna Moore

·        No report


            f.          ad hoc Online Learning Committee—Noe Noe Wong-Wilson

·        Announcement per E. Okuma;  Joyce H., Jill S. Ellen O. Annie B, Sam G, and Kate S. have offered to serve; first meeting March 30 at 3:00 in conference room; anyone interested, please attend first meeting.


6.   Old Business   

            a.         Status of review of HawCC’s Standard eCAFE Questions – first reading


7.   New Business

            a.         Curriculum ProposalsHelen Nishimoto

             All of the following proposals passed unanimously

                  New Courses:

                        BOT  105 L  Introduction to Ethnobotany Lab  

                        ART  120   Introduction to Typography 

                        ART  295    Design Portfolio

                        ART  296   Demo Reel Development

                  Course modifications:

                         MRK 157  Principles of Web Design I

                        ACC 193A   Accounting Practicum I

                        ACC 193B     Accounting Practicum II

                        MATH 115   Statistics

                  Program Modification:

                        ECED  Early Childhood Education

                  Course Deletion:

                         HSER 111  Introduction to human Services- Therapeutic Aid


            b.         Proposed Amendment to the Charter—Eric Mecklenburg      

·        The Executive  Committee has received no nominees for the 2010-2011 Senate  Chair position thus has submitted a petition to amend the Academic Senate Charter, Article IV. Section 6 to include the possibility of the incumbent chair serving a subsequent term to be ratified with a two-thirds majority vote at the March or April Senate meeting.  


            c.         University System Student Conduct Code—Ellen Okuma

·        VPAA, L. Johnsrud, would like to see continued input on the Student Conduct Code template; no feedback has yet been received from executive Committee members since the Feb. Senate meeting.

            d.         Transferring Credits from External InstitutionsJoyce Hamasaki

·        HawCC has not had an official written policy governing how credits transfer from external institutions; B. Arthurs, VCSS,  drafted such a policy which was submitted to the Senate (EPC), EPC sought feedback from DC’s, made minor changes in wording. This has been subsequently reviewed and supported by VCSS, B. Arthurs.   

·        Policy statement on Transferring Credits from External Institutions passed unanimously.


            e.         Resolution on General EducationEllen Okuma

·        Passed unanimously.

·        Kate Sims has agreed to chair the ad hoc General Education Committee thus formed.


8.   For the Good of the Order


9.   Adjourn: 1:40

 Minutes approved as distributed, April 16, 2010