Hawai`i Community College

Academic Senate

Minutes of the Meeting of 1/26/2007


Present: Marilyn Bader, Sandra Claveria, John Cole, Donnalyn Kalei, Kathy Kotecki (Kona), Guy Kimura, Clyde Kojiro, Annie Maeda, Eric Mecklenberg, Ellen Okuma,  Jill Savage (Chair), Pam Scheffler, Jane Sherwood (recorder), Mai Wong, Noe Noe Wong-Wilson.


1.         A quorum was determined and the meeting was called to order at 1212 hours.


2.         It was moved and seconded to accept the minutes of the 12/8/2006 meeting with the addition of Sandra Claveria to those present. Minutes were unanimously accepted.


3.         Chair’s Report - ACCFSC (All Campus Council Faculty Senate Chairs) has drafted a resolution regarding the selection of members of the BOR candidate advisory council.  


There are two Senate bills put forward regarding the selection of the BOR.  One would make the advisory council appointed by the governor and the second would set up a council made up of constituent members.  Bills are SB 14 and SB617.


A course management system will be in place by fall 2008 to replace WebCT.  Current users should be automatically converted to the new system.  The Sakai Testing system is being tested this spring.  A letter from Jim Tiles will be circulated.


Faculty Classification is on hold while John Morton confers with UHPA. 


Discussion was held about dual enrollment.   HawCC and Leeward have dual enrollment with OSU.   KCC is in process of drafting an agreement  with Manoa.  


4.         Vice Chair’s Report - During February nominations are sought for the next academic year for the office of Senate Chair.   Jill Savage has agreed to run for a second term.  Further nominations will be sought.   At the February meeting the standing committee chairs will also be nominated.  Division reps to the Exec Committee were reviewed at the last Exec Committee meeting and division where a rep is needed will be notified.


5.         Committee Reports

a.         Education Policy - No report


b.         Faculty Policy - No report


c.         Curriculum Review - The deadline for Fall catalog changes/entries is today January 26, 2007.


d.         Distance Ed - Ellen Okuma presented the Policy Statement for Support of HawCC Distance Education: Student Services.  


e.         Campus Planning - No report


f.          Writing Intensive - No report


g.         Budget Committee - NoeNoe Wong-Wilson reported that there was a consensus building within the committee that a formal budget committee was needed.  Work is being done on the process and relationships of such a committee with the campus organizations.


6.         Old Business

a.         Website status - The Admin Team has a web survey on line for faculty and staff.   Deadline for participation is today 1/26/2007.    A tentative informational meeting is planned for Friday 2/2/2007.   Details will be forthcoming.  


7.         New Business

a.         Program/Unit Reviews - the Review are with the VCAA at this time and will be moving to the Senate Exec Committee and the College Council shortly.


b.         Resolution from ACCFSC - It was moved and seconded to accept the resolution as written.   The resolution was accepted unanimously.   There was discussion about the need for HawCC Academic Senate to have resolution which specifically resolved the support of this Senate.   It was moved to substitute the third paragraph (first resolve ) with “Resolved that the Academic Senate of Hawai`i Community College recommends that the advisory council be selected by constituencies and that the constituencies include representation of UH faculty.”   The resolution was seconded and passed unanimously. 


c.         Distance Ed Policy - The policy statement concerning support services for DE students recommended by the DE Committee was accepted unanimously.


The meeting was adjourned at 1355 hours.