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The UH Hilo Faculty Congress speaks for the faculty on academic policy matters concerning more than one unit. The UH Board of Regents recognizes that "The faculty has primary responsibility for such fundamental academic areas as curriculum content, subject matter, and methods of instruction and research. On these matters the power of review and concurrence or final decision lodged in the Board of Regents or delegated to administrative officers should be exercised adversely only in exceptional circumstances and for reasons communicated to the faculty."

-- Section 1-10    Regents' Policy on Faculty Involvement in
Academic Decision Making and Academic Policy Development.

Motions Passed by Faculty Congress and Status of Administrative Approval

2013-2014 Meeting Schedula, Agendas, and Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda and Minutes Executive Summaries

9/20/2013

3:00-5:00pm

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--Cam Muir provided the campus sustainability update linked here:

10/18/2013

3:00-5:00pm

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--Standing Committee Membership was voted on and approved.

11/15/2013

3:00-5:00pm

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--BSE Approved

12/13/2013

3:00-5:00pm

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--Proposed changes to UH Executive Policy.

--BOR Section 9-2 existing language. 

--BOR Section 9-2 proposed changes.

--Motion on sabbatical return reports was postponed.

 

1/17/2014

3:00-5:00pm

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2/21/2014

3:00-5:00pm

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Draft Minutes

 

3/21/2014

3:00-5:00pm

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---Proposed changes to CCRC description.

---Gender/Women's Studies BA proposal.

---Heritage Managemen MA proposal.

---Neuroscience BA proposal.

4/25/2014

3:00-5:00pm

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5/16/2014

3:00-5:00pm

 SSB-W201

 

 

 

2012-2013 Meeting Schedula, Agendas, and Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda and Minutes Executive Summaries

9/21/2012

3:00-5:00pm

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Approval of standing committee members was postponed until the October meeting. No motions were passed.

10/19/2012

3:00-5:00pm

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--Cam Muir gave a presentation on sustainability (http://hilo.hawaii.edu/sustainability/).

--Dan Brown gave a presentation on Research Oppurtunities.

--Tom DeWitt gave a presentation on how he can help faculty provide Applied Learning Expereinces for their students.

--Michael Shintaku was selected as Congress Vice Chair.

--Adam Pack's motion to form an ad hoc committee for publicizing faculty achievements was passed unanimously.

--Standing Committees were approved.

11/16/2012

3:00-5:00pm

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--Jim Juvik presented a 2006 CAS Senate Motion asking that UCB be named after Patsy Mink that was ignored at the administrative level, and asked that Congress re-introduce the issue. Jim'a background information on the biography of this CAS motion can be found here.

--Chancellor Straney and a team of outside consultants from PBR HAWAII & Associates, Inc. and Design Partners, Inc. all presented on a long-range plan based on a projection of 7,000 students, and another at 15,000 students.

--Jean Ippolito presented a CAS Senate report that can be found here.

12/14/2012

3:00-5:00pm

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--The following motion was passed to adopt the modified Leeward Community College policy and procedures for dis-enrolling students who have failed to satisfy the prerequisite during early registration and remain enrolled in a sequential course: “The Registrar’s Office will perform an administrative disenrollment of any student who has failed a prerequisite for a course for which the student is preregistered in a subsequent semester.”

 

--Jean Ippolito indicated in her CAS Senate report that Social Sciences Division Chair Chris Frueh presented results of a survey to the CAS senate indicating that 76% of Social Sciences faculty felt administration’s performance was “poor,” and that 44% of Social Sciences faculty will be going on the job market within the next three years.

 

--Michael Shintaku was elected Congress Chair for Spring 2013.

 

--A motion to support the motion passed by the November 17, 2006 CAS Senate to name UCB after the late Congress Representative Patsy Mink was passed unanimously.

 

 

1/18/2013

3:00-5:00pm

 

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2/15/2013

3:00-5:00pm

 

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--A faculty survey revealed an overwhelming preference for the change to a MW/TR schedule. Full results are available here.

--A motion regarding the credit hour policy was given a first reading, and is available here.

--The Faculty Forum on Research Funding will be held on March 8th from 3:00 to 5:00.

3/15/2013

3:00-5:00pm

 

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--Proposed amendments to Congress Bylaws.

--APC made a motion to adopt these Program Review Guidelines.

--APC made a motion to establish a Program Review Standing Committee.

--A motion was made to adopt MW/TR schedules, which can be found here.

--A motion to require minimum SAT scores for admission was put under discussion.

4/19/2013

3:00-5:00pm

 

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--A motion to accept GE outcomes as Institutional Learning Outcomes was passed.

--A motion to accept the new PR guidlines, linked five lines above, was passed.

--A motion to establish a Program Review Standing Committee, linked five lines above, was passed.

--A motion to adopt a MW/TR schedule was passed as ammended.

 

5/10/2013

3:00-5:00pm

 

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--A motion to accept the the final version of the ammendments to Congress Bylaws passed.

--A motion to ban smoking on campus passed.

--A motion to enforce return-from-sabbatical procedures passed.

--A motion to define the needs for "professional advisors" before further hires are made passed.

--A motion to look into creating a frequent flyer bank for student, executive, and faculty travel passed.

     

2011-2012 Meeting Schedule, Agenda, and Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda and Minutes Executive Summaries

9/23/2011

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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10/21/2011

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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11/18/2011

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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Motion Passed: the Executive Committee moves that Congress issue the following statement: “The UHH Faculty Congress is in support of articulation of basic General Education courses, but is opposed to system-wide mandates for common syllabi and course names.”

12/16/2011

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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1/13/2012

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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2/17/2012

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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Professional Development Fund Proposal Accepted: Faculty interested in overload pay for enhancing their courses by delivering course content through different types of writing assigments should contact UHH's Writing in the Disciplines Specialist Matt Haslam at mhaslam@hawaii.edu.

Marcia Sakai's Budget Information Power Point:

http://lrbpc.uhh.hawaii.edu/documents/FinancialManagementBudget101021712.pdf

3/16/2012

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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The Proposal for Motion for MW/TR Class Schedules can be found here.

A copy of the new Engineering APT can be found here.

A copy of the APC's revised Tenure and Promotion Renewal Guidelines can be found

here.

A copy of the APC's Changes to UH Hilo Catalog section on course repeats and GPA calculations can be found here.

4/13/2012

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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Interim VCAA Simmons agreed to meet with the Academic Policy Committee regarding the Academic Proposal and Modification Process flowchart, available here, and the Academic Policy Proposal flowchart, available here.

 

 

The amended Congress Bylaws Standing Committee descriptions receiving a first reading can be found here.

 

5/11/2012

3:00 - 5:00 pm

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The Academic Affairs Strategic Plan Implementation Document can be found here.

The revised APC Flowchart up for second reading and vote can be found here.

The Assessment Support Committee Final Report can be found here.

The GE Committee's Final Report can be found here.

Ammendments to Congress By-laws were approved.

New members were seated and committee chairs and officers for AY 2012-2013 were elected.

2010-2011 Meeting Schedule and Minutes

2009-2010 Meeting Schedule and Minutes

2008-2009 Meeting Schedule and Minutes

2007-2008 Meeting Schedule and Minutes

2006-2007 Meeting Schedule and Minutes