Dwight Takeno Named Associate Executive Director of University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) Dwight Takeno, who has nearly 30 years of human resources, public administration and union leadership experience, has been named an Associate Executive Director with the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), the union representing 3,700 faculty across 10 University of Hawaii campuses […]
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Mention the term, “political endorsements” to some faculty, and you may get a virulent reaction. These faculty may believe we should not have to stoop to being involved with such dirty, messy processes. Unfortunately, that may be the same reason many in Hawaii do not actively engage in the political process and voter turnout remains […]
Democratic Party Precinct Meetings The Precinct meetings, where the election of Precinct & District officers as well as the delegates to State & County Conventions, will take place on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at various locations across the state. You will be able to find a complete listing of those […]
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 […]
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 […]
Aloha Kākou! It is an honor and privilege to be serving as Executive Director of the University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly (UHPA). I appreciate the Board of Directors’ vote of confidence by selecting me to succeed Kris Hanselman to build upon the solid foundation she, and her predecessor J.N. Musto, have established. I owe a […]
Head on over to the Executive Managerial Salaries page within Salary Research to browse the latest data set as supplied by the Office of Human Resources. You can narrow your search to division and/or campus. This data typically gets updated each year.
During our Fall 2019 campus visits, UHPA summarized the value proposition offered by Landed. We developed a spreadsheet of calculations and have decided to make this available to UHPA members for their own use. It’s a Google sheet, so just access it here (members only – here’s how to get in), make a copy, and […]
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 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 […]