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11/17/17 Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Approval of Minutes and Chairs' Reports via Consent Agenda

Faculty Congress Chair's Report

  • Notes from the ACCFSC meeting on 11/17/17
    • Discussion of Regent's Policy on Faculty Involvement in Academic Decision-Making and Academi Policy Development
    • Discussion of caps for online classes
      • Research indicates that 20-25 students is a good range with 24 students being ideal for effective teaching and learning.
      • Other campuses have established 25 as a maximum for online classes with variations approves by the Distance Learning Committee or equivalent campus entity.
      • All agreed that the cap on any class (whether face-to-face, via distance or HOT (here or there), should truly depend upon the type of class and content provided.
    • Discussion of Call for Legislative Action from Senator Kai Kahele
      • ACCfsc would like to coordinate the proposed legislative action, joining forces amond campuses as appropiate.

Faculty Congress Standing Committees Reports

  • 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
    • Kekoa Harman, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language
  • Curriculum Review Committee
    • Linda Connelly, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • General Education
    • Amy Saxton, Library
  • Faculty Development Committee
    • Lee Chee Chang, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Program Review Committee
    • Doug Mikkelson, Chair and Professor of History

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(CARNRM)
    • Armando Garcia-Ortega, Associate Professor of Aquaculture
  • College of Business and Economics (COBE)
    • Kim Furumo, Professor of Management Information Systems
  • Ka Haka ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani (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 Change, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Natalie Crist, Assistant Professor of Chemistry
  • Rose Tseng Lecture Series Committee
    • Jan Ray, Professor of Education

Faculty Congress Ad Hoc Committee Reports

  • Ad Hoc Committee for the Development of Intructor 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

Old Business

  • 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: None reported at this time.
  • Motion 17-18-002: Request to approve changes related to catalog wording for incompletes for implementation throughout UH Hilo documentation.
    • Motion submitted to the Academic Polity Committee 9/15/17.
    • Status Update: Approved by Faculty Congress.
  • Motion 17-18-003: UH Hilo Distance Education Policy.
    • Motion submitted to Dr. Ken Hon, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Dr. Marcia Sakai, Interim Chancellor, on 10.21.17.
    • Status Update: None reported at this time.
  • 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: In process.
  • 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.
    • Status Update: Approved by Faculty Congress.
  • 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: See Committee Report.
  • 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.
    • Status Update: Creation complete. Chair to be determined.
  • 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: See Committee Report.
  • 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: None reported.

Resolution Tracking for the 2017-18 Academic Year

  • Resolution 17-18-001 from CAFNRM.
    • Distributed to Faculty Senate Chairs 10/21/17 for input from their units through distribution of resolution, discussion with colleagues, collection of feedback, voting.
    • Status Update from CAS:
    • Status Update from CAFNRM:
    • Status Update from COBE:
    • Status Update from KHUOK:
    • Status Update from DKICP:
    • Status Update from LIB:

New Business

  • Election of a new Faculty Congress secretary
  • Approval of Budget Committee Members
  • Motion 17-18-012 Motion to Develop Guidelines/Criteria for Early Promotion and/or Tenure
  • Call for Legislative Action

Vox Populi (Voice of the People)

• • • • Thanks to all who are attending this meeting. Our next UH Hilo Faculty Congress meeting will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017, from 3-5 pm in the COBE conference room.