Entries by

Annual Meeting via Zoom webinar this Friday

UHPA’s 47th Annual Meeting will be held via Zoom webinar this Friday, April 23 and we look forward to engaging with you.  The meeting starts promptly at 11:30 a.m. and you can start joining the Webinar at 11:20 a.m.   For those that have already registered, you should have received a confirmation email containing information about […]

Your concerns addressed at campus meetings

This week continues our campus meeting schedule (see below for details) and it’s the perfect chance for you to interact with UHPA Professional staff in a live Zoom environment.  Our campus meeting agenda includes: Federal Stimulus and State Budgets working through the State and UH Administration. Link to Campus by Campus Reports Download PDF of […]

HMSA holding free Webinars

We are passing on the below information in the hopes it benefits you. UHPA is not organizing this event but we support the efforts of HMSA.   HFFA, SHOPO, UHPA Actives Health Plan Webinar with HMSA Learn how to get the most out of your plan, such as benefits and resources to improve your health […]

Lessons from Hawaii’s history of organized labor

Don’t Let History Repeat Itself The struggle for justice in the workplace has been a consistent theme in our islands since the sugar plantation era began in the 1800s. Hawai‘i’s sugar plantation workers toiled for little pay and zero benefits. Sugar plantation owners used manipulative techniques to create a servile workforce, but their tactics eventually […]

Tenure: A Key to Creating a Virtuous Cycle

Editor’s note: In previous articles about tenure (Historical Roots of Tenure, How Tenure Benefits Us All) , we emphasized the importance of tenure to protect academic freedom and to maintain high standards of quality for instruction and research at the University of Hawai‘i. In this third, in a series of articles, we take a look […]

UHPA responds to Gov. Ige calling off furloughs

Editor’s note: The following statement was issued to KITV in response to Gov. David Ige’s announcement that he was calling off state furloughs and layoffs after President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion COVI-19 relief bill: “The University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly acknowledges Governor Ige’s press release and decision to call-off layoffs and furloughs for the […]

How Tenure Benefits Us All

Editor’s note: Many faculty may know about the importance of tenure, but not many may fully realize the inherent value, principle, and standards tenure offers an institution and in this situation for the University of Hawai‘i and our state. This is the second in series on the importance of tenure to help UH faculty and […]

The Historical Roots of Tenure

Editor’s Note: UHPA is currently working collaboratively with the UH administration to develop a senate resolution which will result in a report on the value of tenure to present to legislators before the start of the next legislative session in 2022. Sen. Donna Mercado Kim, chair of the Senate Higher Education Committee, requested this at […]