Unprecedented Actions to Reduce Teaching Equivalencies (TE) at Kapiolani CC

UHPA was notified by Chancellor Pagotto of a significant cut in Teaching Equivalencies (TE) for Spring 2020 due to fiscal problems at Kapiolani CC. These reductions affect a large number of faculty members and is without precedence. TE’s constitute work responsibilities that are part of your compensation and conditions of work. These reductions may impact delivery of instruction and support for students along with diminished employment for some employees. The impact of these measures is not fully known.

UHPA was not consulted before the implementation of TE reductions nor did Chancellor Pagotto request negotiations on changes in compensation and working conditions that are impacted by the action being taken.

UHPA considers this a very serious matter and is preparing to take the necessary steps to ensure that faculty members are protected from harmful employer actions that undermine your job security, compensation and working conditions.

UHPA has requested that the UH System administration intervene immediately to address the fiscal situation and stop the unilateral reduction of TE’s. Further this requires the employer and UHPA to meet and negotiate on these matters. The employer needs to meet its legal obligations.

Inaugural Faculty Meetup was a great success!

Dan Harris-McCoy and UHPA President Ashley Maynard  organized our first Faculty Meetup on Sept 4, 2019 and we’re happy to report that it went great with Kristi Govella, Emily Daubert, and Roger Chen attending (in addition to Dan and Ashley).  The meetup lasted about 45 minutes.

When asked about what the topics were, Dan Harris-McCoy said, “We talked generally about settling into life on Hawaii and at UH. So we discussed serious things like life in faculty housing, home-ownership, finding work for spouses. But we also talked about pets and favorite restaurants. I especially enjoyed meeting with new faculty to talk about adjusting to life in Hawaii.”

UHPA President Ashley Maynard who was kind enough to take the photo, said, “It was great to meet up with UHPA members just to talk story. We plan to do it again soon.”

Meetups get published in our monthly newsletter and you can always visit our Meetups Page to get the latest news and Meetup announcements.

 

UH Maui College 9/13 Faculty Meetup

What: Meet the UHPA Team and Share your Thoughts, prepare for 2021!

Where:  Ka Lama Building, #103

When: 9/13 (Friday) from 12:00-1:30pm

Who:  Contact Juli Patao (jpatao@hawaii.edu) if you need more infromation.

View this and meetups on our Faculty Meetups Page.