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9.15.17 Agenda

Faculty Congress Chair’s Report

  • Request from President Lassner: Speed up the curriculum review and implementation process
  • Reorganization: Update
  • Budget Cuts: Removal of course releases/overloads for Faculty Congress standing committee chairs, vice chair and secretary
  • Request for review of Faculty Congress Standing Committees, Liaisons, Senate Chairs, and Representatives

Faculty Congress Standing Committees

  • Introductions, Goals, and 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
    • TBD
  • 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
    • Doug Mikkelson, Chair and Professor of History

Faculty Congress Liaisons

  • Introductions, Updates, 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
  • Professional Development Liaison
    • Leng Chee Chang, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Distance Education Liaison
    • TBD

Faculty Senate Chairs

  • Introductions and Updates
  • College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
    • Kathrine Young, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science; Coordinator of Administration of Justice
  • 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 ‘Ula O Ke‘elikōlani (KHUOK)
    • Kekoa Harman, Associate Professor of Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language
  • Pharmacy (PHARM)
    • TBD
  • Library (LIB)
    • Amy Saxton, Librarian for Public Service and Distance Learning

Faculty Congress Representatives

  • Introductions
    • CAS
  • Social Sciences
    • Steve Herman, Associate Professor of Psychology
    • Jan Ray, Professor of Education
    • Doug Mikkelson, Professor of History
    • Vladimir Skorikov, Professor of Psychology
  • Humanities
    • Kirsten Mollegaard, Chair and Associate Professor of English
    • Celia Bardwell-Jones, Chair, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Associate Professor, Philosophy
  • Natural Sciences
    • Brian Wissman, Associate Professor of Mathematics
    • Shawon Rahman, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
    • Steve Colbert, Associate Professor of Marine Science
  • CAFNRM
    • Phillipe Binder, Professor of Physics
  • COBE
    • Tom DeWitt, Associate Professor of Marketing
  • KHUOK
    • Yumiko Ohara, Associate Professor of Linguistics
  • PHARM
    • Leng Chee Cheng, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Shugeng Cao, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Louis Lteif, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    • Allen Shih, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
  • LIB
    • Lari-Anne Au, Librarian
  • Nursing
    • Tracy Thornett, Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Student Affairs
    • Emily Low, Mental Health Counselor
  • University of Hawaii at Hilo Student Association (UHHSA)
    • Vester Boomer Robester

Ex-Officio Members

The UH Hilo Faculty Congress would also like to recognize its Ex-Officio Members.

  • Marcia Sakai, Interim Chancellor of UH Hilo
  • Ken Hon, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Kalei Rapoza, Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
  • Farrah-Marie Gomes, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Bruce Mathews, Dean, CAFNRM
  • Michael Bitter, Interim Dean, CAS
  • Tam Vu, Interim Dean, COBE
  • Caroline Ma, Dean, DKICP
  • Julie Mowrer, Acting Director, CCECS
  • Keiki Kawaiʻaeʻa, Director, KHUOK
  • Thora Abarca, Interim Director, Library

Old Business

  • Nomination and approval of FC member to chair the Long-Range Budget and Academic Affairs Advisory Committee.
  • Motion 17-18-003: UH Hilo Distance Education Policy final draft and motion to accept/support.
  • Discussion/Vote: Continuation of Consent Agenda

New Business

  • Motion 17-18-002: Request to approve changes related to catalog wording for incompletes for implementation throughout UH Hilo documentation.
  • Faculty Congress approval of standing committee members.
  • Motion 17-18-001: Request for the Development of a New, Updated UH Hilo Strategic Plan.
  • Request from President David Lassner: Nominate six faculty members for consideration on the upcoming Chancellor of UH Hilo search committee.

Vox Populi (Voice of the People)

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