HAWAI`I COMMUNITY COLLEGE ACADEMIC SENATE

MINUTES OF MEETING

December 5, 2003

Upper Campus, EKH 129

 

Present:Francis-Dean Uchima (Chair), John Cole, Bob Duley, Donnalyn Kalei, Kent Killam, Gwen Kimura, Michael Larish, Annie Maeda, John Marlow, Charleen Marlow, Harvey Motomura, Trina Nahm-Mijo, Ellen Okuma, Jennie Padilla, Dan Petersen, Verna Post, Noelie Rodrigues, Jill Savage, Jane Sherwood

 

  1. A quorum was established and the Chair called the meeting to order at 12.10 p.m.

 

  1. Agenda adjustments

        A motion to add Curriculum Review Report including HSER 140: Individual Counseling (new course addition), HSER 245: Group Counseling (new course addition) and Substance Abuse Counseling (new program addition/ Certificate of Completion) to the agenda under Standing Committee Reports passed unanimously. m/s/p (Nahm-Mijo, Kalei)

 

        A motion to place the UHPA Freeze on Administrative Hiring Letter on the agenda under unfinished business was passed unanimously. m/s/p (J. Marlow, Okuma).

 

        A motion to add the Education Policy Report to the agenda under Standing Committee reports passed unanimously.m/s/p (Larish, C Marlow)

 

        A motion to add a Closed Session Executive Senate meeting at the end of the December 5, 2003, Academic Senate meeting passed unanimously. (Padilla, C. Marlow)

 

  1. Approval of November 21, 2003 meeting with corrections;

Section 5b, Visiting Faculty Membership Rights should read:

Further discussions brought up the view that Academic Senate Charter, Article III, Section 1 is not specific about voting rights being granted to Collective Bargaining Unit 7 faculty who are assigned instructional duties by Hawai`i Community College only, not just any Unit 7 faculty member in the UH system.Therefore, a motion was made that charged the Executive Committee to follow procedures as outlined in the Charter, and to present an amendment with rationale and 20 Senatorsí signatures to the Senate in order to clarify that voting rights be specifically for HawCC Unit 7 faculty. It was passed unanimously. m/s/p (Okuma/Laurich) m/s/p (Hudson, Larish)


  1. Chairís Report

a.The Chairís written report was distributed to all faculty members via e-mail and provided as a handout in the December 5, 2003 meeting.Topics included:ACCFSC Meeting at KauCC on 11/21/03, ACCFSC Budget Advisory Committee, UHCC WASC ACCJCC meeting at Bachman Hall on 11/18/03, and the HawCC VCAA Search Committee

 

5.†† Vice-Chairís Report

a.       The Vice-Chair announced that the Liberal Arts Retreat on March 5, 2004 (a non-instructional day), will focus on learning outcomes. This event will be preceded by an Accreditation Team visit at the system level in February.

 

6.††† Standing Committee Reports

a.       Curriculum Review

        Background information and merits were presented by Senator Kalei on HSER 140: Individual Counseling (new course addition), HSER 245: Group Counseling (new course addition) and Substance Abuse Counseling (new program addition/ Certificate of Completion).Discussions followed.

 

        A motion to place the above items on the agenda under new business was passed unanimously. m/s/p (Nahm-Mijo, J. Marlow)

 

b.      Education Policy

        Education Policy Chair Larish reported that the committee wishes to request specific charges.Before, Senator Larish had received written memos from Chair.It was pointed out that a standing committee can be formally charged from the Executive Senate or Senate, or they can come up with their own charges to present to the Executive Senate and/or to the full Senate.

 

        Senator Larish also reported that the committee discussed 5.501 and that the English and math departments had already made necessary responses and revisions.

 

c.       Faculty Policy- no report at this time


7.Unfinished Business

a.       Visiting Faculty Membership Rights

        Senator Padilla presented a request, signed by 20 Senators, that the first reading of a proposed amendment to the Charter be presented to the full Senate.Discussions followed.†† Motions were made then withdrew around the exact wording to be used in the Charter.More discussions followed.

 

        A motion to end discussion and to bring the issue forward to a vote passed.m/s/p (Larish, Okuma)yes 14, no 2, abstain 3

 

        A motion to take all necessary steps to amend the Senate Charter (Article III. Composition of the Senate section 1. Membership of Senate) to read:

Membership consists of all BOR-appointed instructional and non-instructional faculty covered by Collective Bargaining Unit 7 who have their primary assignment with HawCC.Where primary assignment is in question, the Academic Senate shall determine membership status.Members are hereinafter referred to as Senators.All Senators have the rights of voice and vote.

passed unanimously. m/s/p (Larish, Okuma)

 

b.UHPA Freeze on Administrative Hiring Letter

 

        A motion to postpone the UHPA Freeze on Administrative Hiring Letter agenda item and to place it under unfinished business at the January 30, 2004, meeting was passed. m/s/p (J. Cole, Okuma).17 yes, 1 no, 0 abstain

 

†††††††††††††††† 8. New Business

a.       Human Service Curriculum

        A motion to approve the slate: HSER 140: Individual Counseling (new course addition), HSER 245: Group Counseling (new course addition) and Substance Abuse Counseling (new program addition/ Certificate of Completion) passed unanimously. m/s/p (Nahm-Mijo, Petersen)

 

†††††††††††††††††† 9. For the good of the order

        Various Christmas announcements including the Craft Fair, the Christmas Ensemble, and Live Theater, were made.††

 

        Senator J. Marlow stated that he objected to the ďled the packĒ wording of an e-mail from Senator Shumaker to Interim Dean of Instruction Noreen Yamane on December 4, 2003.

 

        The next Academic Senate meeting will be held on January 30, 2004, in Building 388, Room 102 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm

 

Meeting adjourned at 1:45 pm.m/s/p (Cole/Duley)

 

Bob Duley/ Recorder