The UHPA and UH-Manoa have jointly extended the due date for notification of faculty up for 5-year review this academic year from Saturday, September 1st to Friday, September 7th. In addition, the due date for “academic profile” will be moved from Saturday, December 1st to Monday, December 3rd.
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The UH Board of Regents amended RP 9.201 to give authority to the UH President to grant Tenure and Promotion. In the past it was the responsibility of the Board of Regents.
UH Board of Regents Meeting August 20, 2015 Testimony Pertaining to Agenda Item VIII.B.1 On behalf of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, I will once again speak to the organization of the University of Hawai’i System and its relationship to the various campuses. I have spoken on this topic many times before, and I […]
In a memo issued in March 2013, NASA grant-awarded faculty were surprised to see Hawai’i classified with “foreign destinations” for the purposes of travel approval. Despite a correction issued a year later in March 2014, lower-level NASA officials continued to restrict approval, asserting to Hawai’i faculty that their travel monies were non-domestic. After hearing from […]
Senior Botany Professor and 9-month faculty member at Mauna Kea College, Dr. Domingo, knows the new UHPA-BOR 2015-2017 contract went into effect on July 1, 2015. He was just telling a new hire that union dues are 1% of your salary, yet, due to this contract, faculty will get an 8% raise over the next […]
Martin is an 11-month instructional faculty member who just got awarded tenure at Aʻā Community College on a neighbor island (congratulations, Martin!). Unfortunately, he had no ability to negotiate higher than the base salary upon hire. In fact, he was a mid-year hire who requested a raise based on the salary info on the UHPA […]
Associate Professor of Sociology and 9-month Instructional faculty member at Mokihana College, Dr. Ying, was perusing the 2009-2015 contract, and found the following language: “Effective July 1, 2014, all Faculty Members shall have their base salaries increased by three percent (3%).” He recalled the finance officer at his institution saying that, for 9-month faculty, this […]
By Joel Peralto, Accounting Professor It was the eve of the last academic senate meeting, and the HawCC faculty who came to the “Aloha JN Musto” and “Mahalo HawCC faculty” get-together at the Hilo Yacht Club on Friday, April 24th were in for a treat. UHPA hosted the 3-hour event, and Exec Committee member, Annie […]
Realizing she may never get timely information from her campus Human Resources office, Nora, a 9-month Instructional faculty member at ‘Āhinahina Community College, has decided to start researching Sabbatical information online herself. She noticed a discrepancy between policy and the UHPA faculty contract. She discovers that Policy A9.400 states that faculty must return to service […]
Lenny was perusing a Star-Advertiser article published on March 13th, 2015 titled “Panel trims $72M from UH Budget,” where he was suprised to read President Lassner quoted as saying the $72 million cut made by the House Finance Committee could “hurt operations.” Now he’s a bit worried about his raise. How will this affect implementation […]