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Demystifying Facts From Fiction

Graduate Assistants Claim 80% of Undergraduate Students Are Taught by GAs While UHPA supports the right for all public employees to have the ability to collectively bargain under the State’s collective bargaining law, statements that go unchecked can lead to unintended consequences that impact other parties. Most recently, Academic Labor United (ALU) claimed that 80% of all undergraduate students are taught by a Graduate Assistant (GA) in any given semester.  This claim is now being used by Senator Donna Mercado Kim, [...]

2024-02-28T16:17:54-10:00February 28, 2024|Academic, Frontpage, News Flash|

UH Budget Reductions – Our perspective

It goes without saying that starting your workweek with the news headline that State Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, Chair of the powerful Senate Committee on Ways and Means, had issued a directive to all State departments to reduce their budgets by 10% and 15% to cover the costs incurred for the extensive Maui wildfire response efforts was very troubling and distressing.  While we recognize and sympathize with those negatively impacted by last year’s devastating Maui wildfires, these checkerboard solutions must be [...]

2024-02-27T18:10:01-10:00February 27, 2024|Frontpage, News Flash, UH Funding|

Research Must be a Top Priority

Our UH Faculty Have Spoken University of Hawai‘i faculty believe providing more support for research to maintain the UH’s R1 institution status should be a top priority for the next University of Hawai‘i president, according to an electronic poll taken by the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) from Feb. 5 to 13, 2024. UH Is One Of The Few R1 Universities The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education confers universities with an R1 designation if they maintain “very high research [...]

2024-02-15T16:38:12-10:00February 15, 2024|Frontpage, News Flash, Newsletter, UH Administration|

Reminder: Last Chance To Make Your Voice Heard For The Next UH President

  Make Your Voice Heard And Take This Quick Survey Now   Survey closes 5pm today We need to process survey results in time for the BOR meeting on Friday 2/16. Please fill out this survey right now before 5pm today Tuesday 2/13. We made it very quick and easy to complete - will take less than 5 minutes.   We Care About What Faculty Think Finding a successor to UH President David Lassner when he retires at the end of the year [...]

2024-02-13T06:00:00-10:00February 13, 2024|Frontpage, News Flash, UH Administration|

UHPA Polo Shirts Coming to UHMC on 2/7/24

UHPA will be distributing the UHPA polo shirts to UHPA members Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 to those who pre-ordered shirts.  Please note that the distribution of the polos will be for members who designated University of Hawai'i Maui College as the campus on your order. University of Hawai'i Maui College Library Workroom (located on the main floor of the Library just to the right of the main entrance) Wednesday, February 7th, 2024 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. UHPA Representative: Jamie Mow

2024-02-05T13:11:19-10:00February 5, 2024|Frontpage, Membership Benefits|

What Do We Want In the Next UH President?

  Make Your Voice Heard And Take This Quick Survey Now   We Care About What Faculty Think Finding a successor to UH President David Lassner when he retires at the end of the year is a top priority and in the minds of many UH faculty. In that regard, we’re asking all UHPA members to identify their priorities for the next UH president.  Take the survey now (opens in new window). Results will be made public The survey results will be [...]

2024-02-05T06:03:00-10:00February 5, 2024|News Flash, UH Administration|

Our Senate Needs to Show Aloha

Legislative Briefing - Without Pono Or Aloha Today’s opening day of the legislature marks a fresh, new beginning. It’s a time to present our best thinking, engage in collaboration and problem solving, and explore new and different ways to move our state forward. It’s imperative that Hawai‘i’s legislators, the UH administration, and faculty work together to find solutions to uphold quality education, support ongoing research, and to better serve our community. This is an important year for the UH. At an informational [...]

2024-02-06T16:37:55-10:00January 16, 2024|Frontpage, Legislative, News Flash, Newsletter|

UHPA Early Endorses House Incumbents

UHPA has early endorsed the following House incumbents in the 2024 Elections   Scott Saiki, House District 25 Andrew Garrett, House District 22 Della Au Belatti, House District 26 Amy Perruso, House District 46 Lisa Kitagawa, House District 48 Scot Matayoshi, House District 49   The Legislative Action Committee (LAC) chose to endorse six House incumbents for the 2024 elections.  The LAC felt that the continuous, ongoing support and dedication for the University by these legislators warranted early review and consideration for [...]

2024-02-06T16:28:23-10:00January 12, 2024|Frontpage, Newsletter, State House|

UHPA Early Endorses Scott Saiki for Re-election to the House of Representatives

This is an election year and in Hawaii that means things will start heating up politically. We will begin to see the usual commercials of candidates promoting themselves and others criticizing their opponents. We can also expect elected officials to be reluctant about making decisions that may offend their constituents and risk their election. It’s also a time when there is heightened scrutiny over who gets endorsed by whom as many closely follow the money trail of special interests. Not Immune from [...]

2024-01-03T16:49:49-10:00January 3, 2024|Frontpage, Newsletter, State House|

What You Need to Know about Buyers Vs. Sellers Markets When Buying Your Next Home

Mahalo to our partner HomeStreet Bank!   This article below was provided by our partner HomeStreetBank who offers UHPA members special services. View the HomeStreet Bank UHPA member benefit page. If you're having any difficulties in accessing that content, follow these instructions.   Buyers Vs. Sellers Markets - What you need to know   The housing market fluctuates all the time, which can impact both buyers and sellers. While both buyers and sellers are looking for the best deal, it's important [...]

2024-02-06T16:26:46-10:00January 2, 2024|Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|
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