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UH West O‘ahu Assistant Professor Wins the UH Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching Award

Richard Jones is an assistant professor in elementary education at UH West O‘ahu and serves on the UHPA Board of Directors. A true believer that science is everywhere, he adapts and modifies numerous lessons, labs and activities to use local data, local geomorphology and local issues to which the students can directly relate. Prior to joining UH West O‘ahu, Jones was a science teacher in Montana and Kaua‘i. He also worked at the U.S. Department of Energy as an Albert Einstein Distinguished [...]

2014-09-18T08:55:41-10:00September 18, 2014|Academic, BOD, Campus Specific, Frontpage|

Nearly Unanimous: Unprecedented Successor Contract Approved by UH Faculty

The 3,987 UH faculty members within Bargaining Unit 7 have ratified the proposed 2015-2017 UHPA/BOR Agreement by a vote of 99.1% (2798) in favor, with a total 70.8% (2823) of 3987 faculty members voting. The contract negotiations and the ratification voting were both finished an unprecedented year before the end of the expiration of the current Agreement, ensuring a smooth transition through June 30, 2017. The ratified contract provides an 8% across-the-board salary increase over the two years of the agreement, as [...]

2014-08-26T06:41:59-10:00August 25, 2014|Frontpage|

What Goes Into a State Legislative Candidate Endorsement?

In Hawaii, upholding the quality of public higher education is a political process. After all, the Governor, UH administration, the UH Board of Regents, and the UH faculty are all involved in the negotiations of faculty contracts. In addition, the Hawaii State Legislature must vote to allocate funding to fulfill the obligations of ratified faculty contracts.

2014-08-12T12:40:17-10:00July 18, 2014|Frontpage, Political|
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