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Faculty Congress Agenda 1-19-18

  • Welcome to seasoned and new members of Faculty Congress

  • Approval of Minutes and Chairs' Reports via Consent Agenda

Faculty Congress Chair's Report

  • Assessment Support Committee

    • Lari-Anne Au, Librarian
  • Academic Policy Committee

    • Steve Herman, Associate Professor of Psychology
  • Student Success and Admissions Committee

    • Tom Dewitt, Associate Professor of Marketing
  • Long-Range Budget and Academic Affairs Advisory Committee

    • Armando Garcia-Ortega, Associate Professor of Aquaculture
  • Curriculum Review Committee

    • Linda Connelly, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • General Education

    • Amy Saxton, Librarian
  • Faculty Development Committee

    • Leng Chee Chang, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Program Review Committee

    • Brian Wissman, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Faculty Congress Liaison Reports

  • Curriculum Liaison

    • Shelby Wong, Curriculum and Catalog Coordinator
  • Graduate Council Liaison

    • Shelby Wong, Curriculum and Catalog Coordinator
  • Research Council Liaison

    • Jim Beets, Chair, Natural Science Division, and Professor of Marine Science
  • WASC Liaison

    • Seri Luangphinith, Chair, Humanities Division, and Professor of English
  • Professional Development Liaison

    • TBD
  • Distance Education Liaison

    • TBD

Faculty Senate Chair Reports

  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)

    • Katherine Young, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science
  • College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM)

    • Armando Garcia-Ortega, Associate Professor of Aquaculture
  • College of Business and Economics (CoBE)

    • Kim Furumo, Professor of Management Information Systems
  • Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani (KHUOK)

    • Kekoa Harman, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language
  • Pharmacy (DKICP)

    • TBD
  • Library (LIB)

    • Amy Saxton, Librarian for Public Service and Distance Learning

Faculty Congress Representatives Serving on Committees

  • Chancellor's Professional Development Committee
    • Leng Chee Chang, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Natalie Crist, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Faculty Congress Ad Hoc Committee Reports

  • Ad Hoc Committee for the Development of Instructor Promotion to Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Guidelines/Criteria

    • Faith Mishina , Associate Professor of Spanish; Program Coordinator, Spanish Studies Certificate
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the Development of Within-Rank Promotion Guidelines for Instructors

    • Erica Bernstein, Instructor of Mathematics
  • Ad Hoc Committee for the Development of Early Promotion and Tenure Guidelines

    • Marina Karides, Chair and Associate Professor of Sociology
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Adress Resolution 17-18-001

    • Faculty Senate Chairs

Old Business

Motion Tracking for 2017-18 Academic Year

Motion 17-18-001: Request for the Development of a New, Updated UH Hilo Strategic Plan

  • Motion submitted to Dr. Marcia Sakai, Interim Chancellor, on October 21, 2017

  • Status Update:

    • Received (on November 17, 2017) memo from Dr. Marcia Sakai acknowledging receipt of motion, support of motion, and intent to establish a committee to search for a strategic planning project manager.
    • Email received from Gail Makuakane-Lundin on November 28, 2017, requesting that a member of FC serve on the search committee for a project manager for the strategic plan.
    • Request sent out to the FC Executive Committee on November 30, 2017, asking for a volunteer to serve on the committee. No volunteers.
    • Request sent out to the Faculty Congress Members on December 6, 2017, asking for a volunteer. No volunteers.
    • Asked Randy Hirokawa to serve on this committee on December 16, 2017. He agreed to serve. Email sent to Gail Makuakane-Lundin, providing Randy’s name for the search committee.

Motion 17-18-002: Request to approve changes related to catalog wording for incompletes forimplementation throughout UH Hilo documentation.


Motion 17-18-003: UH Hilo Distance Education Policy


Motion 17-18-004: Motion to Request a Policy for Unregistered Students Attending UH Hilo Classes

  • Motion submitted to the Academic Policy Committee October 20, 2017
  • Status Update:

Motion 17-18-005: Motion to Accept Two New Campus-Wide Advanced Placement Tests for UH Hilo Credit

  • Motion submitted to the Academic Policy Committee October 20, 2017
  • Approved by Faculty Congress on November 17, 2017
  • Memo to Ken Hon, Interim VCAA, signed by Chair, FC APC and FC Chair on November 11, 2018 to accept the AP test scores.

Motion 17-18-007: Motion to Develop Guidelines for Promotion for Instructors (Per the New UHPA Collective Bargaining Agreement)

  • Motion submitted to Dr. Erica Bernstein, Chair, on October 21, 2017
  • Status Update:

Motion 17-18-008: Request for the Creation of the DKICP Faculty Senate Executive Committee for Representation on the UH Hilo Faculty Congress

  • Motion submitted to the four DKICP Faculty Congress representatives and HR on October 21, 2017
  • Creation complete. Chair to be determined as of November 17, 2017
  • Status Update:

Motion 17-18-009: Request for the Formation of an Ad Hoc Committee to Develop Guidelines and Criteria for the Transition from Instructor to Assistant Professor

  • Motion submitted to Dr. Faith Mishina, Chair, on October 21, 2017
  • Status Update:

Motion 17-18-010: Request for the Appointment of a Distance Learning/Education Liaison

  • Motion submitted to Dr. Marcia Sakai and Dr. Ken Hon on October 21, 2017
  • Status Update:

Motion 17-18-012: Motion to Develop Faculty Guidelines/Criteria for Early Promotion and/or Tenure

  • Motion submitted to Dr. Marina Karides, Chair, on November 18, 2017
  • Status Update:

Resolution Tracking for the 2017-18 Academic Year

  • Distributed to Faculty Senate Chairs October 21, 2017 for input from their units through distribution of resolution, discussion with colleagues, collection of feedback, voting.
  • Ad Hoc Committee formed to address Resolution on November 17, 2017. Members include all Faculty Senate Chairs.
  • Status Update:

New Business

  • Approval of members of the Faculty Early Promotion and/or Tenure Guidelines/Criteria Committee
  • Motion 17-18-013 Request for the Development of a Consistent, Trackable, Formal Notification Procedure for Faculty in the Queue for Contract Renewal, Promotion, and Tenure
  • Discussion: Prerequisites for upper-level courses

Vox Populi

  • TBA

Thanks to all who are attending this meeting. Out next UH Hilo Faculty Congress meeting will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 3-5pm in the CoBE conference room.