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Pick up Your Member-Only UHPA Shirt On Campus

Stand in Solidarity with Style! From left: Dwight Takeno, Sarah Beamer, Joe Sam, Jim Kardash and Christian Fern (back), and Jamie Mow and Rovena Varde (front). Missing: Kathy Yamashita. For all UHPA members who ordered their UHPA custom-designed polo shirts in December, your shirt has come in! Kāhala, the manufacturer of these quality, dry-fit shirts promised our official UHPA shirts would arrive for the fall 2023 semester, and they have kept to their schedule.  As you can see from the photo above, [...]

2023-12-06T17:31:01-10:00September 13, 2023|Campus Specific, Frontpage, News Flash|

Unprecedented Actions to Reduce Teaching Equivalencies (TE) at Kapiolani CC

UHPA was notified by Chancellor Pagotto of a significant cut in Teaching Equivalencies (TE) for Spring 2020 due to fiscal problems at Kapiolani CC. These reductions affect a large number of faculty members and is without precedence. TE’s constitute work responsibilities that are part of your compensation and conditions of work. These reductions may impact delivery of instruction and support for students along with diminished employment for some employees. The impact of these measures is not fully known. UHPA was not consulted [...]

2019-09-26T16:56:25-10:00September 26, 2019|Academic, Campus Specific, Frontpage, Kapiolani CC, Newsletter|

2019 UHPA Board of Directors’ Election

In accordance with the UHPA Bylaws, the UHPA Nominations & Elections Committee is charged with preparing a list of nominees for the 2019 Board of Directors’ Election. On April 2, 2019, all UHPA Active members of the relevant constituency units (Hawaii CC, Honolulu CC, Kauai CC, UH-Manoa & UH-Hilo) will receive an email notice with voting information and instructions on voting electronically.  A link to all candidates' biographical information and personal statements will also be provided.  The voting period for the UHPA [...]

2019-03-12T13:30:39-10:00March 12, 2019|Campus Specific, Frontpage, UHPA Organizational|

The Supreme Court tsunami that might take your rights away – A UHPA Gathering is Coming to Your Campus

If you care about salary raises, tenure, and defending faculty rights, your participation in this UHPA interactive session is vital. See campus-specific dates and times listed at the bottom and also check your email for meeting reminders. Please make time for this. Why should you attend: To defend the employee rights you have fought so hard for. The “Janus” case is currently being heard by the Supreme Court and most agree that its outcome will almost certainly be an unprecedented attack on [...]

2017-11-02T09:29:56-10:00October 30, 2017|Campus Specific, Frontpage, Newsletter|

State Senator Kaiali‘i Kahele visiting UH Campuses

Senator Kahele, Chair of the Senate Committee on Higher Education, will be conducting a statewide higher education tour this fall to visit all 10 University of Hawai‘i System campuses and affiliated education centers. The time, date and location of the meeting on your campus are included in PDF links below. If your schedule permits, we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to provide feedback on the important issues impacting your campus communities. For questions regarding the meeting on your campus, [...]

2017-11-17T16:18:36-10:00September 29, 2017|Campus Specific, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Kapiolani CC Chancellor Leon Richards Announces Retirement

On May 4, 2016 UHPA received a copy of a Kapiolani Community College letter from the Chancellor's office announcing the retirement of Chancellor Leon Richards from his present position on May 15, 2016 and from UH on December 1, 2016. Shrinking support for the chancellor This announcement marks the end of a series of No Confidence votes on the chancellor and public Op-Eds. UHPA Members at Kapiolani Community College embarked on a long and arduous journey to bring about change on their [...]

2016-05-04T20:43:42-10:00May 4, 2016|Campus Specific, Frontpage, Kapiolani CC, Newsletter|

Why I voted no confidence on Dr. Richards at Kapiolani CC

I first began teaching at KCC in 1989. Since then I have moved from being a part time lecturer teaching multiple disciplines to a full professor and the current Chair of the Arts and Humanities Department. I voted no confidence on a personal level because I have watched myself and many of my colleagues shift slowly and inexorably from professionals who joyfully engaged students, sharing our passion for the subjects we teach, to feeling like we must put our heads down, disengage [...]

2016-05-03T13:10:34-10:00April 28, 2016|Frontpage, Kapiolani CC, Newsletter, Opinion|

E-Portfolio Pilot Project Plan underway for Community Colleges

Two Years in the Making A joint “E-portfolio Committee” composed of Community College administration and UHPA has been engaged in a planning process since Spring 2014 to upgrade the current paper-based technology in the tenure and promotion process to an electronic, paperless process that will support rich media (e.g. video & audio) among other features in the dossier. A Pilot Project Starting this Summer The committee is planning to start a pilot project this summer which will take a representative sampling of [...]

2016-04-29T13:22:57-10:00April 20, 2016|Campus Specific, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Tenure and Promotion Activity Published

Thanks to the input and concerns of UHPA members and board members and the cooperation of the UH Office of Human Resources, we have published tenure and promotion activity from 2010-2015.  "Making this data available online is consistent with UHPA's values of publishing objective data" said Kristeen Hanselman, Executive Director of UHPA, "in our pursuit of making UH a better place to teach, research and serve the community".  UHPA plans to update this data on an annual basis. Review Tenure and Promotion [...]

2018-05-21T15:02:30-10:00October 24, 2015|Academic, Campus Specific, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Acclaim for JN Musto from UH Maui College

The UH Maui College Academic Senate honored UHPA Executive Director JN Musto at the May 2, 2015 Board of Directors meeting.  Dr. Nani Azman presented him with a framed and signed resolution recounting his many victories in support of University of Hawai‘i faculty as he negotiated contracts and battled budget cuts across four decades. The UHMC senate felt the excellence of Dr. Musto’s leadership and wisdom in his thirty-five years of service warranted a formal accolade. UHMC faculty wish Dr. Musto a [...]

2015-05-29T18:36:44-10:00May 28, 2015|Academic, Campus Specific, Frontpage, Newsletter|