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Sarah Beamer Joins UHPA as Assistant Executive Director

Sarah Beamer, an attorney with 10 years of government and political experience that included serving as executive director of the Democratic Party of Hawaii, has joined the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) as an assistant executive director. She is the newest member of the UHPA leadership team, reporting to Christian Fern, UHPA’s executive director.  Debi Hartmann, UHPA associate executive director, who plans to retire in mid-2023, is serving as Beamer’s mentor and advisor to ensure a smooth transition for the union [...]

2023-02-10T15:37:42-10:00February 10, 2023|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

In Memory of Tony Gill

IN MEMORIAM Tony Gill: A Friend and Advocate of UHPA, UH Faculty and the Labor Community It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tony Gill on Feb. 6, 2023, who represented UHPA for over 40 years, ending his hard fought and courageous battle to overcome cancer. He was 72.  UHPA’s Attorney of Record Tony, who was a founding partner with the law firm Gill, Zukeran & Sgan, was instrumental in guiding UHPA and its faculty members through difficult [...]

2023-02-08T16:45:42-10:00February 8, 2023|Frontpage, Newsletter, UHPA Organizational|

UH Faculty are Crucial to Biosecurity

The article below was submitted and published by Civil Beat on 2/2/23, "Combating Invasive Species A Priority For UH Faculty" The decisions made within the walls of the State Capitol have far-reaching implications for UH faculty and affect everyone and everything in Hawai‘i, now and for future generations. Throughout this legislative session, UHPA will explain how proposed legislation affects our quality of life and why it is imperative for UH faculty and community members to stand together and advocate for our island [...]

2023-02-02T09:58:55-10:00February 2, 2023|Frontpage, HeroProf, Newsletter, Opinion|

Rate My Administrator 2022 Published

UHPA members can now download the “2021 UHPA Rate My Administrator Surveys” PDF. Nearly 700 faculty members participated system-wide across all campuses.  Summary of Findings Market Trends Pacific - the company hired to conduct the survey now in its second year, summarized the results of the 2022 report thusly:  "In this second year of fielding the Rate My Administrator survey, overall scores generally declined slightly, with larger changes (both positive and negative) at the campus level. In some cases, campus scores decreased [...]

2023-01-30T09:12:49-10:00January 30, 2023|Academic, Frontpage, Newsletter, UH Administration|

Membership Card Going Green

UHPA’s traditional paper membership cards are being replaced with our new “Membership eCard” that will be sent electronically via email.  The UHPA Membership eCard is designed for mobile phones, much like today’s airline or movie tickets.  Just use your phone and pull up the email with the Subject “UHPA Membership eCard Enclosed”. Should you need your card for any reason and can’t easily find it, just contact us at any time and you’ll get a refreshed version in your inbox.  Sample UHPA [...]

2023-01-31T07:13:53-10:00January 25, 2023|Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|

Huge Discount at Sea Life Park in January 2023

UHPA Members Qualify for Over 60% Off From Sea Life Park: Sea Life Park’s rebranded luau, Aloha Kai Luau, will be launching on January 2nd. To celebrate, we have an amazing offer for you! We are excited for you to experience the enhanced show with new cultural activities and dining options. Malu Productions will continue to provide our first class entertainment and our kitchen will still be serving up your favorite Hawaiian classics. The same great quality you’ve come to expect at [...]

2022-12-30T10:44:13-10:00December 30, 2022|Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|

Last Call for UHPA Professional Excellence Award Nominations

Nominations Close on December 7 The UHPA Board of Directors proudly announce the establishment of an annual Professional Excellence Award open to all UHPA faculty members that recognizes the outstanding and superior performance of University of Hawaiʻi faculty that significantly contribute their dedicated service and commitment to the UH system and its respective campuses.  The award proclaims and bestows the Boardʻs respect and appreciation for the accomplishment by its faculty members that is purely member driven as all nominations and selections are [...]

2022-11-22T09:22:06-10:00November 20, 2022|Academic, Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|

Order Your UHPA Polo Shirt Now Before the Deadline

We Must Receive Your UHPA Polo Shirt Order Before 12/9/22 If you want yours, you must place your order before the 12/9/22 deadline.   Exclusive for UHPA Members Only We can now proudly wear our union’s solidarity in these Kahala polo shirts custom designed for UHPA members! There is no charge - these shirts come with your UHPA membership. How to Order Use this order form (opens in new window) to place your order. Do it now - order deadline is December 9, [...]

2022-11-29T11:30:33-10:00November 14, 2022|AM Newsflash, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|

Last Chance to Rate Administrators in 2022

Last Chance; Survey Closes This Week If you haven't yet participated in the  “Rate My Administrator” survey, this week is your last chance.  Search your email to find the invitation so you can participate. It will be addressed from “” and the subject line will be “Rate My Administrator Survey Invitation”.  The invitation was sent to the email address we have on file. For most of you, that means your address so please check that email inbox. If you have not [...]

2022-11-10T11:46:35-10:00November 14, 2022|AM Newsflash, Membership Benefits, RateMyAdmin|

Check your inbox: “Rate My Administrator” 2022 Edition

Starting on October 17, 2022 all UHPA members were invited via email to rate their administrator(s). If you are not a member of UHPA, get your membership started right now so you can participate.  The invitation was sent to the email address we have on file.  For most of you, that means your address so please check that email inbox.   If you have not supplied us with an alternate email address, your inbox will have the invitation.  Either way, [...]