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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 […]

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.

Faculty Rights to Privacy Violated

UHPA is actively pursuing measures to protect faculty members from Legislator information requests that breach the privacy of personnel files. Numerous information requests have been received from Senator Kim that target individual faculty members in a manner that UHPA contends surpasses what is allowed by the collective bargaining agreement and Chapter 92F of The Uniform […]

UHPA’s Aulani Resort special offer availability shrinking quickly – book now

We had an immediate booking response to our “Early Bird Announcement” last month about UHPA’s Aulani Resort heavily discounted offer.  We now have less than half of the reserved rooms available.  If you are considering bringing the family to the Aulani resort this year, we suggest you make your reservations now.  This event sells out […]

Updated T-Mobile benefits

Our partners at T-Mobile have updated their “Amplified” offer for UHPA members, now including unlimited HD video streaming, improved international coverage, and unlimited in-flight Wi-Fi (where available). If you’ve been considering making a switch, this is the right time. Not a member yet? Join now via this instant membership online form.. Are you already a […]