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Save the Date: “Rate My Administrator 2022” coming next week!

Our annual “Rate My Administrator” survey will be coming to your inbox early in the week of Oct 17,  All UHPA members will receive an email invitation to rate their administrator(s). If you are not a member of UHPA, get your membership started right now so you can participate.  The UHPA Board of Directors has authorized Market Trends Pacific to conduct the survey and report the results, including notable changes from last year's summary of findings.  All submission data will be kept [...]

2022-10-12T17:24:51-10:00October 12, 2022|AM Newsflash, Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Monday Report|

Get Your Free McDonald’s Hot or Iced Coffee This Week Only

UHPA received the following from authorized representatives of McDonalds and are passing it on unedited to our members: FREE McDonald’s Hot or Iced Coffee for All Teachers/Educators: May 2-8 McDonald’s of Hawaii is thanking all educators statewide, during National Teacher Appreciation Week, for championing Hawaii’s next generation.  From Monday, May 2 to Sunday, May 8, simply present your valid school I.D. at any McDonald’s for a FREE medium hot brewed coffee or medium iced coffee.  One redemption per person, per day. No [...]

2022-05-02T17:06:18-10:00May 2, 2022|Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Monday Report, Newsletter|

Rate My Administrator Summary Report Published

UHPA members can now download the “2021 UHPA Rate My Administrator Surveys” PDF. Nearly 700 faculty members participated system-wide across all campuses.  The summary report contains: Highest and lowest scoring statementsAverage score for each statementAverage scores by campusBoth overall satisfaction by average by campusLikely to recommendProfile of respondents The results of this survey will be shared with the UH Administration over the week of 1/17/22. We intend to annually repeat this process and publish trends over time. UHPA’s long-term goal is to [...]

2022-01-27T17:56:48-10:00January 17, 2022|Academic, Frontpage, Monday Report, Newsletter, UH Administration|

Monday Report is Morphing

This will be the last planned Monday Report. In its place will be a combination of a “News Flash” email which will be sent immediately upon release in conjunction with a “Monthly Newsletter” which lists all news published in the previous month.  To be replaced by the News Flash  The Monday Report was a great tool for weekly updates on a collection of issues but sometimes an article that was immediately relevant had to wait until the following Monday to be released.  [...]

2022-01-27T17:56:29-10:00January 17, 2022|Frontpage, Monday Report, News Flash, Newsletter|

New UH Telework Policy Published

UHPA & UH Reach Agreement  UH and the UHPA Negotiations Team have reached an agreement on a new Telework Policy that will go into effect on January 3, 2022 and runs through June 30, 2023.  The existing COVID-19 Voluntary Telework Policy will be expiring on December 31, 2021.   Similar to What We Have Today The new Telework Policy will essentially maintain the current requirements and exemptions for Faculty from: 1) exemption from the submission of work plans; 2) the completion of Online [...]

2021-12-11T22:05:55-10:00December 13, 2021|Academic, COVID19, Frontpage, Monday Report, System Policy, UH Administration|

UH Publishes Tenure Task Force Website

SCR 201 Tenure Task Force Meeting Notes Published In response to a common element in the tenure PIG testimony of many faculty at the last Board of Regents meeting, UH has now published a SCR 201 Tenure Task Force website.  Of particular interest are the published notes of 3 meetings (at the time of this post).     We Are in that Task Force You can expect UHPA to keep you apprised of important developments, especially since you'll note that two of the task [...]

2021-11-16T10:37:36-10:00November 16, 2021|Academic, Frontpage, Monday Report|

Tenure PIG Quick-Reference Guide

Background University of Hawaii Board of Regents Immediate Past Chair Ben Kudo established a Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) on February 18, 2021 and charged it with looking into three specific areas of tenure: Overview, history and purpose of tenure; Evolution, current views and developments on tenure (outside of the University of Hawai‘i); and The current process, criteria, and decision making on tenure at UH. Former UH BOR Jan Sullivan was assigned to serve as the Tenure PIG Chair. Outcome The PIG did [...]

2021-11-01T07:41:47-10:00November 1, 2021|Academic, Frontpage, Monday Report|

Faculty Taking Charge of UH’s Future

Mahalo to all of the faculty who took the time and effort to share their concerns and perspectives regarding the findings and recommendations of the Tenure Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) at the University of Hawai‘i Board of Regents meeting held last Thursday, Oct. 21st.   Don’t Mess with Tenure There were 634 pages of lengthy and meaningful testimony and those testifying virtually overwhelmingly opposed the Tenure PIG recommendations. This sent a very strong and powerful message and point to the BOR: Faculty need [...]

2021-10-24T15:34:46-10:00October 25, 2021|Academic, Frontpage, Monday Report|

In Memoriam: Dr. Elizabeth Tam, A True Community Advocate

Hawai‘i has lost a true heroine and champion. The University of Hawaii Professional Assembly ‘ohana was sad to learn that former UHPA board member, Dr. Elizabeth Tam, 68, who retired as chair of the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine this past July, passed away on Friday, Oct. 8. Dr. Tam, who was board certified in both internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, was a tireless advocate for the entire community. She is most known for her ability to translate [...]

2021-10-24T15:48:41-10:00October 25, 2021|Frontpage, Monday Report|

It’s Time to Take a Stand

We Stand on the Shoulders of Those Before Us If you are currently a tenured faculty or a tenured track faculty in instruction, research, extension, specialist, librarian, or other faculty classifications, then you are a direct beneficiary to those retired and more than likely deceased UH faculty who have over the decades fought tirelessly and vigorously to protect and ensure your faculty rights under tenure, academic freedom, collective bargaining, and many other terms and conditions of employment.  These former UH faculty members, [...]

2021-10-18T08:43:38-10:00October 18, 2021|Academic, Frontpage, Monday Report|