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UH-Manoa Periodic Review Due Dates Extended

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.

Senator Schatz Addresses Bias in Letter to NASA

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 […]

FacFAQs: When Did the Base Increases Really Happen?

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 […]

UHPA Hawai’i CC Faculty Ho’olaulea

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 […]

FacFAQs: Sabbatical Policy vs. Contract

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 […]

FacFAQs: Will Proposed Budget Cuts Undermine our Next Contract?

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 […]