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01/19/2018 Agenda

  • 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 10.21.17.
  • Status Update:

    • Received (on 11.17.17) 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 11.28.17, 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 11.30.17, asking for a volunteer to serve on the committee. No volunteers.
    • Request sent out to the Faculty Congress Members on 12.06.17, asking for a volunteer. No volunteers.
    • Asked Randy Hirokawa to serve on this committee on 12.16.17. 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 10/20/17.
    • 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 10/20/17.
    • Approved by Faculty Congress on 11/1717.
    • Memo to Ken Hon, Interim VCAA, signed by Chair, FC APC and FC Chair on 1.11.18 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 10.21.17.
    • 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 10.21.17.
    • Creation complete. Chair to be determined as of 11.17.17.
    • 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 10.21.17.
    • 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 10.21.17.
    • 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 11.18.17.
    • Status Update:

Resolution Tracking for the 2017-18 Academic Year

  • Distributed to Faculty Senate Chairs 10/21/17 for input from their units through distribution of resolution, discussion with colleagues, collection of feedback, voting.
  • Ad Hoc Committee formed to address Resolution on 11/17/17. 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.