The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Faculty Congress is the policy making body of UH Hilo for all academic matters of concern to more than one unit. On UH system-wide issues, the Congress conveys the views of the UH Hilo faculty to the UH President through the UH Hilo Chancellor.
Motion 1 Motion to hire student teaching assistants in high-enrollment general education courses to assist in evaluating writing and quantitative assignments
Motion 2: Motion to revise policy language on Protocol For Responding to a Student Death: Posthumous Degrees and Certificates:
Motion 3: Motion to recommend that the language in the UH Hilo catalog, course numbering system, be modified to:“Courses 600 and above cannot be used toward baccalaureate requirements.”
Motion 4: Discussion of time period allowed for tenure applicants to respond to new dossier materials:
Motion 1: Faculty Congress recommends that the Chancellor establish an Office of Ombudsman to act as a moderator and facilitator for intra-campus conflict resolution. Rationale: Faculty, staff and student disputes are not handled well at this campus and this creates tension on campus. Creating an Office of Ombudsman would help alleviate much of this tension.
- Discussion: N. Stahl commented that Student Affairs unanimously opposed to motion on basis of funding priorities at this time. R. Figueroa-Centeno and J. Ippolito mentioned need to establish office even in difficult economic times. B. Leonard asked members to agree to motion in principle and allow Chancellor to decide when and how to implement recommendation from Congress.
- Vote was 17 for, 1 opposed, 1 abstain. Motion passed.
- Approved 12/8/10
- Motion 2: Motion to recommend that the language in the UHH catalog, course numbering system, be modified to:
“Courses 600 and above cannot be used toward baccalaureate requirements.”
- Discussion: R. Figueroa-Centeno, Chair, mentioned clarification of Ken Morris’ concerns at last FC meeting. Motion is a good first step to resolve immediate problem, though there are larger issues to address in the future.
- Motion passed unanimously.
- Approved 12/8/10
- Motion 1: Faculty Congress recommends that the EMIT Committee advise departments to pre-build incoming freshmen schedules on only the English and Math General Education requirements and those courses needed for the major.
- Vote was 12 for, 3 opposed, 1 abstain. Motion passed.
- Motion 1: The CCRC requests that the University create a full-time position for a Curriculum Coordinator who will be responsible for facilitating the development and review processes of curriculum.
- Vote was 16 for, 0 opposed, 2 abstain. Motion passed.
- Motion 2: Faculty Congress recommends approval of the new UH Tenure & Promotion Guidelines.
- Vote was 9 for, 0 opposed, 6 abstain. Motion passed.