Friday, January 30, 2009
12 - 1:30 pm
Present: Roberta Brashear-Kaulfers,
Annie Brown, Sandra Claveria, John Cole, Bob Duley, Sherrie Fujita, Joyce Hamasaki,
Lei Ilae-Kaleimamahu, John-Gabriel James,
Guest: Chancellor Freitas
1. Chancellor Freitas Report — 12:00 – 12:15
· Discussed status of West Hawaii campus : does not receive attention due by system, needs of WH lost in shadow of UH W. Oahu, though clearly needs of WH exceed those of well endowed UHWO community; have community efforts to seek legislative support; Palama Nui development on hold (responsible for infrastructure and $5 mill. of first bldg); hope that the President’s economic stimulus (PES) package will help, projects that are “shovel ready” within 4 months qualify, a mid-level road is ready which would give access to Kai’imi Nani; will seek green light for water delivery by way of a 12” pipe down center of Kai’imi Nani. If PES package does not support projects, then will seek Legislative CIP to construct road and infrastructure to ensure water access; imminent concerns are access, water, and sewage treatment; golf tournament (Jan 26 at Hokulia) was a success with 130 entrants, proceeds will go to WH campus building.
· Parking: Senate resolution requesting reservation of parking stalls on lower campus has been attended to, 2 stalls are reserved for faculty use.
· State budget: Governor may issue another cut; approx $50 K for us which our campus is able to absorb; if more cuts are forthcoming, would require serious discussion and notable cuts.
· In response to question asked about appropriation of $11 mill., likely that this will happen and bulk will go to renovating Hale Aloha and roughly $295 K for lower campus LRDP.
· Please spread word: to faculty and students that we have zero tolerance for bad behavior (including inappropriate language) on campus.
2. Accreditation Liaison Officer (Kate Sims) Report—Time certain, 12:15
· Jan 14 – sent ACCJC substantive change request for AA degree – at least 50% of credits earned toward an AA degree can be obtained via DE classes.
· April 17 – complete written proposal for the substantive change, E. Okuma (DE coordinator) will be assisting K. Sims with report.
· Oct – mid-term report due to ACCJC.
3. Quorum ascertained.
4. Approve minutes:
· October 31, 2008: m/s (Hamasaki/Brashear-Kaulfers) Approved with correction
· November 14, 2008: m/s (Wong/Claveria) Approved as distributed
· December. 5, 2008: m/s (Hamasaki/Wong) Approved as distributed
5. Chair’s Report
Ø Nov. 20—Presidential Search Committee and budget for both meetings that day were main topics; at CCFSC mtg, VP Morton said he would be asking Chancellors to report regularly on sustainability measures being implemented at each of the UHCC’s
Ø Jan. 8—ACCFSC only met; VP Johnsrud said the BOR accepted the UH Strategic Plan; Presidential Search Committee advisory group was introduced (Donna Tanoue [Chair], Sharon Tanabe and Alberto Pimental—latter 2 are from Storbeck/Pimental Associates), deadline for ad in Chronicle of Higher Ed is 2/20, w/open recruitment until hired; budget news looking worse w/COR projections
6. Standing and Other Committee Reports
a. Ed Policy – Joyce Hamasaki
o Committee presents recommended revisions to Class Attendance/No Show Policy, to be discussed under old business.
(Charged to revise policy statement as needed to address online classes.)
b. Faculty Policy – Kathy Kotecki
o Recommended revisions to Faculty Handbook submitted to Senate for first reading; link to be found on Senate website and e-copy (as a .docx file) sent to listserv by Senate Chair.
c. Curriculum Review - Kent Killam
o Follow-up to HLS curriculum proposals considered on Dec 5, 2008 - (See minutes of Dec 5, 2008), wording of prerequisites has been worked out with program – reading and writing prerequisites will be in place for the courses in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th tracks; students completing the reading and writing prerequisites will be able to enroll in the Phil 110 to fulfill the quantitative reasoning requirement.
o Deadline for Spring proposals is today, Jan 30.
o No definitive news on the status of Curriculum Central.
d. Writing Intensive – Donna Moore
o No report
7. Old Business
a. Class attendance & No Show Policy—Ed Policy Committee
o Much discussion:
-Practicality of revision – requiring students to contact their respective online instructor during the first week of class;
- Is there a timeline within which an instructor has the option of dropping an absent student?
The EPC will resume consideration of the matter.
b. Faculty Handbook (first reading)—Faculty Policy Committee
o Members of the Senate are invited to review draft revisions to Faculty Handbook and provide any feedback to Kathy Kotecki (firstname.lastname@example.org) on or before
5 p.m. Feb. 5.
c. Charter Amendment (first reading)—Vice Chair
o The 20 signatures required for a Charter amendment were collected; amendment (concerning duties of the Senate chair) was presented to Senate at December meeting; Vice Chair E. Mecklenburg will conduct balloting at usual poll sites prior to which E. Okuma will send out a notice to the listserv.
8. New Business
9. For the good of the order
10. Adjourned 1:30 p.m.
Minutes approved as distributed, March 20, 2009