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SB 638, Relating to Collective Bargaining.

The Senate Joint Committee on Higher Education and the Arts and Committee on Judiciary and Labor Thursday, February 5, 2015 1:30 p.m. SB 638, Relating to Collective Bargaining. Dear Chairmans Taniguchi and Keith-Agaran and Committee Members: The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly urges the committee to support passage of this proposed measure by amendments to […]

SB 637, Proposing an Amendment to the Hawaii Constitution to Divest Exclusive Jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii Over the Internal Structure, Management, and Operations of the University of Hawaii.

The Senate Joint Committee on Higher Education and the Arts and Committee on Judiciary and Labor Thursday, February 5, 2015 1:30 p.m. SB 637, Proposing an Amendment to the Hawaii Constitution to Divest Exclusive Jurisdiction of the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii Over the Internal Structure, Management, and Operations of the University […]

HB 555, Relating to the University of Hawaii.

House Committee on Higher Education Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:00 p.m. HB 555, Relating to the University of Hawaii. Dear Chairman Choy and Committee Members: The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly opposes the adoption of this measure. The measure is imprecise in its application and definition of undergraduate degree granting programs. As a result, there […]

HB 543, Relating to the University of Hawaii.

House Committee on Higher Education Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:00 p.m. HB 543, Relating to the University of Hawaii. Dear Chairman Choy and Committee Members: The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly opposes the adoption of this measure. The process of a state audit regarding faculty workload is one which requires specific expertise and resources that […]

FacFAQs: Will the snap-back be included in my “high three”?

Pearla has served many years as 9-month faculty at Lili’uokalani Community College, and is looking forward to her retirement in Spring 2015! After much congratulations and many joyful tears from colleagues, she started thinking about the financial repercussions of the snap-back. She knows that ERS often doesn’t include retroactive payments so as not to inflate […]

FacFAQs: Can I split up my sabbatical?

Marvin is an Associate Professor employed at UH Waimea on an 11-month appointment. He applied for and was granted a 4-month sabbatical leave during Fall 2014. After he returned from his sabbatical, he applied for another leave, this time for 2 months during Spring 2015. However, his fiscal officer, Jan is telling him that, “the […]

Try-all Tech Expectation Garners Eyerolls from Faculty

We’ve heard many promises about how using tech in the classroom will make things better, but the actual results are not always promising. Our favorite quote from this piece in the Hechinger Report, “Is technology actually making higher education less efficient?“: “We’ve been hearing over the last four or five years that technology is going […]