ALL CAMPUS COUNCIL OF FACULTY SENATE CHAIRS
November 22, 2002
Kauai Community College
Present: Ron Bontekoe (UHM-Arts & Sciences), Nina Buchanan (UHH-Congress),
Nancy Bushnell (Kauai’i CC), Robert Fox (UHH-College of Arts & Sciences), Mike
Foreman (UHM Faculty Senate), James Goodman, (Leeward CC), Mary Goya (Hawai’i
CC), Lynn Hodgson (UH-West Oahu), Vicky Lebbin, (UHM Libraries), Marge Kelm
(Maui CC), Floyd McCoy (Windward CC), Neghin Modavi (Kapi’olani CC), Jill
Nunokowa (UHM Office of Community Affairs), Jerry Saviano (Honolulu CC), Jan
Shoultz (UHM-Nursing/Dental Hygiene), Mary Tiles (UHM Faculty Senate Vice
Chair/UHPA President), Pila Wilson (UHH-Ka Haka ‘ula O Ke’elikolani College)
Guests: Kristin Blanchfield (Administrative Assistant), Evan Dobelle, (UH
President), Chris Lu (Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, UH Hilo), William Pearlman
(Chancellor, UH West Oahu), Mike Rota (Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs, UHCC
Chancellor’s Office), Colleen Sathre (VP for Planning & Policy UH)
Meeting chaired by Nina Buchanan.
Communication with faculty via Paul Costello and instant e-mail. Do we need to
spend more time together to have meaningful interaction? 30 minutes after a
BOR meeting is not enough time.
Reorganization decision December 12 from BOR. Need to evaluate in 3 years
to be able to tell if progress. Can’t just reorganize and not change anything.
Goal with UPHA negotiations is getting faculty as quickly as possible to 80% and
decrease CCs teaching load. Will go to governor with Regents, UPHA in order to
be unified. UHPA deals with salaries and working conditions. Clarified when
consultation needed. Senates/Academic Affairs and unions have different
viewpoints and need to be consulted. Organization can affect working
There will be searches for senior administrators with faculty having majority
votes on academic positions. Would like input on process. Change from Provost
to Chancellor will be in title only with some additional external responsibility –
not looking to have searches for these positions but evaluation will take place.
3-year contracts are desirable for administrators to have meaningful time to be
UH and Lingle Administration: tense but not angry conversation with Lingle.
Support for Hirono was a personal decision and based on her ability and support
for UH. She was also the only graduate of UH (graduated Phi Beta Kappa) and
would have been the first governor of Hawaii UH graduate. Lingle did not
support the medical school and West Oahu site. We’ll get along with Linda; we
can help her. He sees Linda as a change agent and himself as a hope agent.
Lingle’s administration is challenged because support staff have been decreased
to 6 (down from 67 for Ben and 200 for John in previous administrations). UH
will be lending a law professor to Lingle as Chief Policy Advisor to the governor.
Do we want West Oahu or Manoa campus? Do need equity adjustment for West
Suggested recommendation for BOR candidates should come to him to forward
to Lingle transition team. Looking for CEO, faculty member, prominent citizens.
Plans to be visiting campuses once reorg is complete.
Visitors exited and meeting continued:
Minutes of 10/18/02 meeting approved with corrections.
Quality of Faculty Worklife Survey was discussed. N. Buchanan will follow-up
on ACCFSC Web site with Deane Neubauer so survey can be put on site. Nina
requests links for other campus web sites. R. Fox will contribute senate
charters. PDF files would be helpful. Survey results have gone to
administrators. Discussion of further distribution included copies to BOR.
Questioned whether we need to do more work to understand what underlies the
statistics and identify further questions that need to be asked. Suggest using
on own campuses. Discussed using study to initiate meeting with the BOR.
Some question about how close of a relationship we want with the BOR. One
criticism has been their micromanagement. However, only face BOR sees is E.
Dobelle – need also to know us. Need to consider purposes and what our
strategy should be. This board seems more hands off. Discussed using monthly
meetings more strategically and formalizing breakfast or reception with BOR.
BOR doesn’t understand academia. Social contact in short run may result in
misunderstanding due to lack of context.
Motion by L. Hodgson to send Quality of Faculty Worklife Survey to BOR was
seconded by N. Bushnell. Vote: 6 yes, 6 no. Motion did not carry.
Equity issues: Replacements for sabbatical ill, etc overlap union and senate
functions. M. Tiles discussed academic issues appropriate for discussion with
this group. She is fairly sure that there is nothing in the contract about
replacement. Fact finding would be appropriate at this time. There are two
separate issues: 1) Not being able to go on sabbatical or be sick because there
is no one to replace or 2) Not being willing because program would be harmed.
UH Graduate Department may be able to supply substitutes. Group was tasked
to determine individual policy in each senate, either written or practice.
R. Fox moved and F. McCoy seconded: N. Modovi to poll senate chairs with
specific questions for January meeting. Motion passed.
Point of clarification: Reorg committee organized by Joyce Tsunoda was
related to the Community Colleges and not the system administrators. There
were faculty and students on the committee.
Discussed lack of faculty governance and meaningful interaction
F. McCoy moved and R. Fox seconded: ACCFSC to meet December 12 in conjunction
with the special BOR meeting and invite Linda Lingle to attend.
1) Attend BOR special meeting December 12 with ACCFSC meeting. Motion
2) Invite Linda Lingle to meet with ACCFSC. 6 – yes; 6 – no; chair – yes.
Motion passed. N. Buchanan will follow-up.
It was suggested that faculty hold E. Dobelle’s feet to the fire about meeting
times with this group.
Discussed faculty representation on committees. UHM has the Standing
Committee on Professional Service that is responsible for faculty
representation on committees. However, there are rogue committee
appointments that do not go through this committee. Faculty need to step up to
the plate when representation is requested.
Chairs are to take the following resolution back to their senates for approval
before the January meeting: Be it resolved that appointment of faculty
representation to any committee, including administrator searches, shall only
be done through appropriate faculty governance bodies.
Items for agenda for next meeting: Budget process.
Minutes submitted by Marge Kelm