Minutes of the Meeting of
Present: Marilyn Bader, Sandy Claveria, John Cole, Karen Crowell, Harold Fujii, Sherrie Fujita, Joyce Hamasaki (polycom), Manaiakalani Kalua, Kent Killam, Guy Kimura, Clyde Kojiro, Douglas Leite, Annie Maeda, Eric Mecklenburg, Darrell Miyashiro, Violet Murakami, Kihei Nahale-a, Trina Nahm-Mijo, Leialoha Ilae-Kaleimamahu, Helen Nishimoto, Ellen Okuma (chair), Jill Savage (recorder), Jane Sherwood, Tangarō, Mai Wong, NoeNoe Wong-Wilson, Lou Zitnik.
Guest: Chancellor Freitas
1. Chancellor Freitas Report—Time certain, 12:03
· Budget: VPCC J. Morton will be on campus Nov 5. He will present the three scenarios addressing a 10%, 15%, and 20% budget reductions. According to the Chancellor, the College is, “in good shape for the 10% or 15% reduction” and probably fine with the 20% reduction. When budgetary cuts are made, items to be considered first for cuts will be those distant from the central mission of the College such as programs we do for DOE. The goal is to protect and preserve items closest to the mission.
· West Hawaii: funds released for East Hawaii Long Range Development Plan; planners have been engaged for the west side; DLNR requested administration develop three scenarios that could accommodate up to 3000 FTE; however, prior to submission of such, the administration was notified yesterday that DLNR had already picked a site. Fundraising in progress for the west side development. Steps pending – figure out lease with DLNR, acquire necessary permits then break ground.
2. Ascertain Quorum at
3. Approve minutes, September 26, 2008 : approved unanimously as read
4. Chair’s Report
· Petition to amend the Charter available on table in front. Charter amendment will add one item to list of duties of Senate chair in Art. V. Sect. 3: “participating in meetings w/Senate Chairs in the UH system, as required by University policy.” Rationale: in addition to the list of duties currently identified in Charter, Chair must also attend meetings and participate in discussions with other senate chairs at the System and UHCC levels.
· ACCFSC meeting, 10/24, all Senate Chairs drafted, approved and signed a letter to BOR (with cc:Pres. McClain) requesting the expansion of the Presidential Search Comm. that had been appointed. Chair Okuma sent info. to the faculty w/Star-Bulletin article. Letter noted lack of neighbor island and community college representation.
· CCCFSC meeting, 10/24:
· CCCM discussion w/VP Morton about status of policies. Chair Okuma pushed for clarification on course numbering to be done at the system vs. the campus level—eg, CCCM 6100 & 6004. VP Morton said by end of AY 2008/09, the conversion would be complete: UHCCP’s will be in place and it should be clear which policies the campuses will need to develop. All of this came about due to the decentralization of the UHCC’s by disbanding the Chancellor’s Office and delegation of policy making in some areas given to campuses. However, we now have a VP of UHCC’s so it has been somewhat confusing as to the policies that have been retired, superseded by UHCCP or left to campuses to develop.
· MCC Senate passed a resolution of concern about the emphasis in the Stragegic Plan on increasing enrollments and completions will be at the class level. VP Morton responded that student success is a College-wide issue but that promotion/tenure, contract renewal decisions could be made looking at whether a faculty member is contributing to student success.
· VP Morton will visit HawCC on Wed, 11/5, 3:00; topics probably will include budget, strategic plan at UHCC level (still several weeks away from finalizing)
· SP for HawCC: waiting for UHCC plan to be finalized. Chair Okuma will meet w/Joni and Noreen to bring HawCC’s draft into a final draft form; Admin. Team to develop financial plan for it; will be distributed to campus for review and input.
· Evaluation of Senate. Sent out draft of questions. No feedback received thus far; Chair Okuma will accept any feedback until 8 a.m. Monday (Nov 3) morning and will issue the survey to all members of the Senate via Survey Monkey next week.
5.. Standing and Other Committee Reports
a. Ed Policy – Joyce Hamasaki
EPC has reviewed the suggested changes to the Academic Renewal Policy (approved in Spring 2008) and recommends removing language excluding the nursing students and approving amendment requested by DOSS that students placed on academic dismissal may apply for academic renewal after a one year grace period. Academic Renewal Policy was moved to Old Business.
b. Faculty Policy – E. Okuma for Kathy Kotecki
FPC close to finalizing revisions to the faculty handbook; students of Marsha Kayano are assisting with the detail work.
c. Curriculum Review - Kent Killam
Chair Killam acknowledges his gratitude to the members of the CRC for all of their commitment to the task. Proposals to be considered under New Business.
d. Writing Intensive – Donna Moore - No report
6. Old Business
a. Academic Renewal Policy—Ed Policy Committee
Question was raised as to whether or not the item addressing the required time lapse for students placed on academic dismissal appropriately belongs in the official policy statement rather than only on the form. Because students will only see what is in the Catalog first, EPC should look at the form again to be sure that all statements on the form that relate to policy should be included in the official policy wording. Item referred back to EPC..
7. New Business
The following proposals were approved unanimously.
ENG 51 Occupational
ENG 60 Technical Report Writing
AG 22 Soil Technology
AG 30 Farm Management
AG 36 Pesticide Safety
Plant Disease and
AG 43 Plt Science/Plt Propagation
AG 47 Landscape Horticulture
AG 50 Mensuration
AG 51 Trop Crop Production I
AG 53 Trop Crop Production II
AG 57 Marketing of Ag. Products
AG 59 Farm Practicum
BUS 25 Starting Your Own Business
FIRE 111 Management in the Fire Service
LAW 30 Business Law I
MKT 93V Cooperative Vocational Education
MKT 193A Marketing Practicum I
MATH 24 Elementary Algebra I
MATH 25 Elementary Algebra II
MATH 26 Elementary Algebra
AMT 20 Introduction to Auto
BUSN 121 Intro to Word Processing
BUSN 123 Word Processing for Business
AAS Culinary Arts
AAS Culinary Arts
AAS Food Service
AAS Hospitality and Tourism
AAS Hospitality and Tourism
CULN 115 Menu Merchandising
CULN 120 Fundamentals of Cookery
CULN 130 Intermediate Cookery
CULN 131 Short Order Cookery
CULN 140 Cold Food Pantry
CULN 150 Fundamentals of Baking
CULN 170 Food & Beverage Purchasing
CULN 220 Advanced Cookery
CULN 252 Patisserie
CULN 270 Food & Beverage Cost Control
ENG 55 Business Communications
MGT 124 Personnel Management Relations
MKT 30 Principles of Retailing
MKT 65 Principles of Visual Merchandising
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing
MKT 121 Marketing Topics
MKT 193B Marketing Practicum II
CC Adult Residential Care Home Operator
NURS 12 Common Diseases, Medicines,
NEW COURSE PROPOSALS
FIRE 193 Cooperative Education
FIRE 207 Hazardous Materials Awareness
FIRE 210 Fire Administration
MKT 151 Principles of Customer Service
8. For the good of the order
Per J. Cole regarding ongoing UHPA negotiations: Sam Callejo – currently lead negotiator for UH has announced his forthcoming retirement, to be replaced by J. Morton. Cost items require legislative action, whereas the non-cost items do not. Meetings between the UHPA and UH/state negotiating team previously scheduled for the month of October have been cancelled.
Minutes approved as corrected, January 30, 2009