Senate Committee on Higher Education and the Arts Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:00 p.m. SB 1239, Relating to the Board of Regents of the University of Hawaii. Dear Chairperson Taniguchi and Committee Members: On behalf of the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, our union supports the repeal of the candidate advisory council for the Board […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Marla is the department chair in the Psychology department at Lehua U, and just noticed that in the new 2015 to 2017 contract that there is a change in Article X for the department personnel committee procedures. The change states that now DPC members must be at or higher in rank than the applicant, which […]
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 […]
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 […]
The case of Dr. Mironesco comes out of UH-West Oahu and concerns a long term faculty member, who was generally funded but was not assigned to a tenure-track position count, thus not making her eligible for tenure. The language we negotiated into our collective agreement (see Article XIII, Faculty Appointments Not Eligible for Tenure) has […]
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 […]