May 2016 (Archives)

Rate My Administrator – Vice President Edition – has been published

The fourth in series of Rate My Administrator surveys (this one focused on vice presidents) is available for all UHPA Members to download as a PDF. Our presidents survey is currently being produced and will be posted on our website when published. “These results give faculty members the opportunity for a productive discussion on advancing a better relationship with their respective vice chancellors”, said UHPA Executive Director Kristeen Hanselman. “The results have been shared with President Lassner consistent with UHPA’s commitment to engage in [...]

2018-06-05T11:24:24-10:00May 26, 2016|Frontpage, Newsletter, RateMyAdmin|

New UHPA Board of Directors Installed and Officers Elected

Congratulations to the newly elected UHPA Board members who were announced at UHPA's 42nd Annual Membership meeting held at Honolulu Community College on Friday, April 29, 2016.  The following members were elected to fill three-year terms on the various campuses--five seats for University of Hawaii at Manoa and one board seat each for Hawaii Community College, Kauai Community College and University of Hawaii at Hilo: UH-MANOA Teresa Bill, Assistant Professor of Women's Center Jennifer Griswold, Assistant Professor of Meteorology Ellen Hoffman, Professor [...]

2016-05-10T11:02:07-10:00May 10, 2016|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

Dr. Jennifer Griswold: A #HeroProf Showing Us the Sky’s the Limit

Do you have a #HeroProf story to share? Heroes face adversity with aplomb and always seem to find a way to overcome whatever life tosses in front of them. They are fearless, capable of maintaining a buoyant, confident spirit, no matter what happens. This is the depth of heroism that resides in Assistant Professor Jennifer Griswold, faculty member of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.   [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:18-10:00May 9, 2016|Frontpage, HeroProf, Newsletter|


The Board of Directors approved the legislative priorities at their November 7, 2015 meeting.  The BOD’s determined that “Friedrichs” was “most critical” followed by the Cancer Center, Facilities, and Regent selection process.  The BOD included ERS and EUTF and monitoring of State Ethics Laws, Campaign Finance and any bills that impact faculty. The 2016 legislative session began January 20, 2016 with dismal prospects of funding or support for faculty throughout the University of Hawai‘i system.  What was not evident at the onset [...]

2016-05-12T10:50:46-10:00May 6, 2016|Frontpage, Legislative, Newsletter|

Good News for Lecturers

SOME LECTURERS WILL SEE AN INCREASE IN COMPENSATION As stated in Article XXI, Salaries, D. Lecturer Fee Schedule Subject to appropriation of State General Funds, Faculty Members shall be compensated according to the following schedule: RATE PER CREDIT HOUR OF INSTRUCTION OR EQUIVALENCY Effective Date                            Step A                           Step B               [...]

2016-05-06T12:26:16-10:00May 6, 2016|Frontpage, Newsletter|

Kapiolani CC Chancellor Leon Richards Announces Retirement

On May 4, 2016 UHPA received a copy of a Kapiolani Community College letter from the Chancellor's office announcing the retirement of Chancellor Leon Richards from his present position on May 15, 2016 and from UH on December 1, 2016. Shrinking support for the chancellor This announcement marks the end of a series of No Confidence votes on the chancellor and public Op-Eds. UHPA Members at Kapiolani Community College embarked on a long and arduous journey to bring about change on their [...]

2016-05-04T20:43:42-10:00May 4, 2016|Campus Specific, Frontpage, Kapiolani CC, Newsletter|
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