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UHPA’s 42nd Year! It’s 2016 UHPA will reach 42 years as the exclusive representative of UH faculty members in 2016. It's a perfect year to prepare for significant challenges that were never contemplated when the collective bargaining adventure began. There’s a number of activities that will demand the most attention and effort from UHPA members, leaders and staff. Bargaining a New Contract Bargaining will commence in mid-2016 on a successor agreement. The environment will be different from what UHPA has experienced in the past. All [...]

2015-12-30T18:09:10-10:00December 30, 2015|Frontpage, Newsletter|

It’s time for UH Manoa to Honor their Commitments to Faculty Members. UHPA Prohibited Practice Filed

On December 21, UHPA filed a prohibited practice charge with the Hawaii Labor Relations Board charging Natural Science Interim Dean Kumashiro with unilaterally and improperly canceling agreements contained within letters of hire and supplemental terms of service for department chairs. This is an important case to protect the rights of faculty in advancing the ability of UHPA to bargain and enforce letters of hire and the conditions set forth within. A promise broken In the case of Dr. Kevin Bennett, UH Manoa [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:20-10:00December 29, 2015|Academic, Frontpage, Legal Judicial, Newsletter, System Policy, UH Funding|

U. S. Senator Brian Schatz to Speak at Faculty Forum

HAWAI‘I SENIOR SENATOR Brian Schatz was appointed just three years ago this month to the United States Senate.  In November, 2014 he was elected by the people of Hawai‘i to fill the remaining two years of the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye’s remaining six year term. WELL POSITIONED FOR HAWAI‘I In the short three years that Senator Schatz has been serving the people of Hawai‘i he has procured a coveted seat on the Senate Appropriations Committee.  The Appropriations Committee assignment provides Senator [...]

2019-12-18T06:41:33-10:00December 28, 2015|Frontpage, Newsletter|

New Grants Available for Higher Education

The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz would like to notify you about the following federal grant opportunities. For more information, click the link below each listing, visit GRANTS.GOV, or call the Program Management Office at 1-800-518-4726. Arts and Humanities National Archives and Records Administration Project/Program: State Board Programming Grants Description: The National Historical Publications and Records Commission seek proposals that strengthen the nation’s archival network through activities undertaken by state historical records advisory boards (SHRABs). The purpose of this grant program is to [...]

2015-12-28T11:55:32-10:00December 21, 2015|Academic, Frontpage, Newsletter|

UH Salary Databases Updated

UHPA has updated the UH online salary database information pages as supplied by the Office of Human Resources (OHR). You can view by faculty type, department, campus, or system-wide.   Please let us know if you see any discrepancies so we can follow up with OHR.

2015-12-17T18:51:17-10:00December 16, 2015|Financial, Frontpage, Newsletter|

UHPA Conducts 2nd Rate My Administrator survey – now for vice-chancellors

UHPA Faculty Members: check your email and rate your vice-chancellor. If you haven't received your survey, you may not be registered as a UHPA Member. Quickly register online right now. Everyone has ideas on how to make the University of Hawaii a better place to teach, conduct research, and serve the community. Now, it’s time to bring those suggestions forward and share them in a formalized manner. “During our recent visits to all of the campuses across the University [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:21-10:00December 14, 2015|Frontpage|

Rate My Administrator (deans) survey results published

The first in series of Rate My Administrator surveys (this one is focused on deans) is available for all UHPA Members to download as a PDF. Our next survey will give our members a chance to rate their vice-chancellor so look for an invitation to participate coming to your inbox shortly. "These results give faculty members the opportunity for a productive discussion on advancing a better relationship with their respective deans", said UHPA Executive Director Kristeen Hanselman. "The results have been shared [...]

2015-12-10T18:44:34-10:00December 10, 2015|Frontpage, Newsletter|

Spring Internship Opportunities with Senator Schatz’s Office

The Office of U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) is looking for enthusiastic, motivated, and professional undergraduate, graduate, and law students for internship positions for Spring 2016 in both our Washington, D.C. and Honolulu offices. An internship with Senator Schatz's office offers students a deeper understanding of public service, community concerns and priorities, and the legislative process. Ideal applicants are strong writers with excellent communication skills who are ready to work in a fast-paced and engaging environment. Interns will assist staff with constituent [...]

2015-11-12T15:10:17-10:00November 12, 2015|Frontpage, Legislative|

Debi Hartmann Joins UHPA As Associate Executive Director of Governance

NEWS RELEASE Honolulu, Hawaii – Debi Hartmann, former Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, Campaign Coordinator for Governor Neil Abercrombie, and Chair of the Board of Education, has joined the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) as Associate Executive Director of Governance. UHPA represents nearly 4,000 faculty members on 10 campuses across the statewide University of Hawaii system. “Debi’s background as a university professor, UH graduate student, combined with her extensive field outreach and community collaboration experience, provide a perfect [...]

2015-10-26T16:26:16-10:00October 26, 2015|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|