Entries by UHPA

Happy New Year!

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou! Welcome, 2020! It’s a new year and a new decade, and UHPA members remain committed to being a vital part of our community. We are an organization that is accustomed to tackling challenges head on. Securing, protecting and upholding the rights of faculty has many challenges. UHPA members continue to be front […]

Why does UHPA invest in legislative activities?

In an ideal world, University of Hawaii faculty would be able to focus on what they do best—research and teaching—and they would in turn receive the appreciation and professional respect due them. This would be reflected in favorable public policies and state appropriations that support the UH, its faculty and programs. Unfortunately, we do not […]

The Cost of Not Joining UHPA

Guest post by UHPA Member Randy Hirokawa, In my formative years as a young assistant professor, I admit not being a proponent of faculty unions. I believed in the integrity of universities, and the administrators who ran them. I believed that if you did your work well, you would steadily climb the tenure and promotion […]

Christian Fern Named Executive Director

Christian Fern Named Executive Director of University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) UHPA board of directors unanimously voted Christian Fern as the new executive director, effective December 1, 2019. Fern, who has served as an associate executive director with UHPA since July 2015, succeeds Kristeen Hanselman, who joined UHPA in December 2007. Hanselman will continue […]

Hawaii CC Faculty Hosts Their Regular Meetup

On October 11, 2019, the Faculty at Hawaii Community College hosted a Faculty Meetup with about 35 people attending. Held at a rented beach house overlooking Hilo Bay, the meetup featured “really good food”, a little bit of swimming and apparently was an overall good time. Hawaii CC holds faculty meetups “at least twice a […]

Get a quote and receive a free emergency kit

Though the current hurricane season is about to end, it’s never too late to get an emergency kit. Our friends at Farmers Insurance Hawaii are offering the below for all UHPA members. The link to your keycode referenced in the offer is available to you only via our member-only Google Drive (view content access instructions). […]

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 […]