Academic Senate of the Whole
March. 24, Friday, 12:00 p.m.
Manono Campus, Manono Campus,  Bldg. 388-102

1. Draft Agenda

2. Minutes, March 24 draft

3. Mission Statement, Vision Statement

4. Curriculum Proposals

Draft Agenda

Academic Senate

April 28, Friday, 12-1:30 pm

Manono Campus, Bldg. 388-102


1.      1. Ascertain a quorum


2.    2. Approve the March 24 minutes


  3. Chair’s Report:

        a. Assessment Committee Report, Response, Request

        b. Selection for Leadership Workshop: Helen Nishimoto

        c. Campus update by VCAA Mike Leialoha    


4.    4. Vice Chair’s Report

        a. Election Results

        b. Committee membership update


5.    5. Committee Reports

        a.  Education Policy Committee (Chair Robert Yamane)

        b.  Faculty Policy Committee (Chair Barbara Arthurs)

c.          c.  Curriculum Review Committee: (Chair Donnalyn Kalei)

d.         d.   DL Committee

e.          e.  Writing Intensive Committee


6.    6. Unfinished Business

a.          a. Curriculum proposals

b.          b. Proposal from Ed Policy Committee concerning Curriculum review Process

c.          c. Proposal from Ad Hoc Committee for Mission and Vision Statement



8. For the good of the order

Academic Senate of the Whole

Friday, March 24, 2006

Manono Campus,  388-102


Members present (in reverse alphabetical order):  Lou Zitnik (Chair), Robert Yamane, Francis-Dean Uchima, Jill Savage, Beth Sanders, Dan Petersen, Jennie Padilla, Annie Maeda, Clyde Kojiro, Gwen Kimura, Guy Kimura, Kent Killam, Pua Kanahele, Donnalyn Kalei, Mary Goya, Bob Duley, John Cole, Annie Brown, Barbara Arthurs


1.  Quorum ascertained and meeting called to order at 12:09


2.  Minutes from February 24, 2006, were approved as corrected.  (M/S Maeda/Kojiro)


3.  Chair’s Report (Please see attached.)


4.  Vice Chair’s Report:  Jill Savage

            a.  Jill presented the Executive Committee’s slate of standing committee chair nominations for 2006-2007:

                 Kent Killam for Curriculum Review, Jackie Stradtmann-Carvalho for Faculty Policy, James Yoshida for

                 Education Policy.

            b.  By unanimous consent, the Senate agreed to vote on the slate now rather than under Unfinished Business,

                 and the slate was approved unanimously.

            c.  The Senate supports the inclusion of Senate Standing Committee chair in the definition of teaching

                  load so that chair service does not disqualify faculty from contractual 5-4 teaching load reductions.


5.  Standing Committee Reports

            a.  Education Policy (Chair Robert Yamane):  Today is the last day for feedback on the report on the curriculum

                 process.  The Committee plans to send the final draft to department chairs before the next department


            b.  Faculty Policy (Chair Barbara Arthurs):  The Committee thanked Senators for their input on the draft policy for

                 the tenure process.  The draft will be voted on in   New Business, item b.

            c.  Curriculum Review (Chair Donnalyn Kalei):  The Committee will present 11 curriculum proposal under

                 New Business.


6.  Unfinished Business:  No items.


7.  New Business

            a.  Curriculum proposals

                        1.  Proposals 1-9, AJ, HSER/SUBS and SUBS proposals, were considered individually and approved


                        2.  Proposals 10 and 11, math course modifications, were considered as a group and approved


            b.  Faculty Policy Committee report on the tenure process was approved unanimously.  The policy will be

                 forwarded to VCAA, and it will be the duty of the FPC chair to publicize it no less frequently than each


            c.  The Executive Committee’s “Proposal for Ad Hoc Committee for Mission and Vision Statement” was

                  approved unanimously.  (M/S Arthurs/Savage)


8.  For the Good of the Order

            a.  Mary Goya announced that UHWO recruiters will visit HawCC on Friday,   April 7.

            b.  Senators were reminded to choose retirement options before the deadline.

            c.  Barbara Arthurs informed the Senate that STAR will go to students on March 30.  Department chairs and

                division chairs are being trained in its use by Helen Nishimoto, David Loeding and Senator Arthurs.


9.  Meeting adjourned at 1:27.



DRAFT:  Vision, Mission, Imperatives

Hawai'i Community College

Learning Day March 6, 2006

Revised by Ad Hoc Committee, April 18, 2006




Hawai‘i Community College embraces our unique Hawai‘i Island culture and inspires growth in the spirit

of E ‘imi pono.[1]



To meet student needs, Hawai‘i Community College will emphasize the knowledge and experience necessary for students to pursue academic achievement. As lifelong learners, the students will become productive and engaged citizens capable of meeting the complex challenges of a global community



Dedicated to student learning, Hawai‘i Community College commits to the following imperatives.


Community Development

The College will provide students with opportunities to serve their community.


Workforce Development

The College will teach the skills needed to succeed in the workforce.



The College will respect and learn from all its students.



The College will accept responsibility for the economic, social, and natural environment.


Hawaiian Culture and Values

The College will be the center for the study of Native Hawaiian cultural knowledge.


Healthy Communities

The College will work with students to build healthy communities.



The College will provide access to current technology that supports student learning.


[1]E ‘imi pono means to seek out profound balance by experience.” Tangaro Taupouri Ph.D., Hawai‘i Community College.













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