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Research Must be a Top Priority

Our UH Faculty Have Spoken University of Hawai‘i faculty believe providing more support for research to maintain the UH’s R1 institution status should be a top priority for the next University of Hawai‘i president, according to an electronic poll taken by the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) from Feb. 5 to 13, 2024. UH Is One Of The Few R1 Universities The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education confers universities with an R1 designation if they maintain “very high research [...]

2024-02-15T16:38:12-10:00February 15, 2024|Frontpage, News Flash, Newsletter, UH Administration|

Our Senate Needs to Show Aloha

Legislative Briefing - Without Pono Or Aloha Today’s opening day of the legislature marks a fresh, new beginning. It’s a time to present our best thinking, engage in collaboration and problem solving, and explore new and different ways to move our state forward. It’s imperative that Hawai‘i’s legislators, the UH administration, and faculty work together to find solutions to uphold quality education, support ongoing research, and to better serve our community. This is an important year for the UH. At an informational [...]

2024-02-06T16:37:55-10:00January 16, 2024|Frontpage, Legislative, News Flash, Newsletter|

UHPA Early Endorses House Incumbents

UHPA has early endorsed the following House incumbents in the 2024 Elections   Scott Saiki, House District 25 Andrew Garrett, House District 22 Della Au Belatti, House District 26 Amy Perruso, House District 46 Lisa Kitagawa, House District 48 Scot Matayoshi, House District 49   The Legislative Action Committee (LAC) chose to endorse six House incumbents for the 2024 elections.  The LAC felt that the continuous, ongoing support and dedication for the University by these legislators warranted early review and consideration for [...]

2024-02-06T16:28:23-10:00January 12, 2024|Frontpage, Newsletter, State House|

UHPA Early Endorses Scott Saiki for Re-election to the House of Representatives

This is an election year and in Hawaii that means things will start heating up politically. We will begin to see the usual commercials of candidates promoting themselves and others criticizing their opponents. We can also expect elected officials to be reluctant about making decisions that may offend their constituents and risk their election. It’s also a time when there is heightened scrutiny over who gets endorsed by whom as many closely follow the money trail of special interests. Not Immune from [...]

2024-01-03T16:49:49-10:00January 3, 2024|Frontpage, Newsletter, State House|

What You Need to Know about Buyers Vs. Sellers Markets When Buying Your Next Home

Mahalo to our partner HomeStreet Bank!   This article below was provided by our partner HomeStreetBank who offers UHPA members special services. View the HomeStreet Bank UHPA member benefit page. If you're having any difficulties in accessing that content, follow these instructions.   Buyers Vs. Sellers Markets - What you need to know   The housing market fluctuates all the time, which can impact both buyers and sellers. While both buyers and sellers are looking for the best deal, it's important [...]

2024-02-06T16:26:46-10:00January 2, 2024|Frontpage, Membership Benefits, Newsletter|

Your Voice Crucially Needed On New President Search

The University of Hawaii Board of Regents will continue their deliberations and will decide on its Final Report from the Presidential Search Process Permitted Interaction Group on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 9:00 am.  At this meeting, the Board will be deciding on the role, responsibility, function, makeup, and membership selection of the advisory group, as well as the extent of their involvement in the Presidential search process.   This is Our Chance To Be Heard This presents another opportunity for Faculty to [...]

2023-12-31T09:32:39-10:00December 30, 2023|Frontpage, News Flash, Newsletter, UH Administration|

Are We Doing The Dobelle Dance Again?

Searching for the Next UH President Demands Transparency By David Duffy, Karla Hayashi and Sarita Rai Finding the right person to lead the University of Hawai‘i after UH President David Lassner retires at the end of 2024 is too important to be done in secrecy and silos. Let’s Keep it Transparent UH Board of Regent Chair Alapaki Nahale-a confirmed there are many who want to have their say in the selection process and are sharing their perspectives or preferences with members of [...]

2023-12-21T16:26:15-10:00December 21, 2023|Commentary, Frontpage, News Flash, Newsletter, UH Administration|

UHPA Board Unanimously Votes to Affiliate With AFT

On Saturday, December 9th, the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA) board of directors voted unanimously to affiliate with the largest higher education union—and one of the most influential unions—in the nation, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). The AFT executive council voted on Monday, December 11th, to unanimously accept the 2,700-member UHPA as an affiliate, with an effective date sometime in Spring 2024.  AFT Almost 2 Million Strong The AFT currently has 1.7 million members. In June 2022, with the affiliation [...]

2023-12-11T20:58:24-10:00December 11, 2023|Affiliation, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Members Ask: What Will AFT Affiliation Cost?

This Q&A is part of a continuing series that we introduced with the “Taking a Hard Look at Our Future Starts with Asking the Hard Questions” article. In addition to the monthly UHPA dues, how much would the AFT dues be per month? The cost to affiliate with AFT would be $20.18 per member per month (or $10.09 per paycheck).   This amount would go directly to AFT.  UHPA would keep nothing and continue to operate on the 1% of your gross [...]

2023-12-05T16:50:59-10:00December 5, 2023|Affiliation, Frontpage, Newsletter|

Members Ask: Is AFT Affiliation A Long-Term Commitment?

This Q&A is part of a continuing series that we introduced with the “Taking a Hard Look at Our Future Starts with Asking the Hard Questions” article Would there be a probationary period for AFT in which UHPA members can determine if this association is beneficial to us or not? Or is this a long term commitment? Should the UHPA Board of Directors decide to affiliate with AFT, we anticipate the affiliation will be a lasting partnership.  However, affiliation with AFT does [...]

2023-12-05T16:50:55-10:00December 5, 2023|Affiliation, Frontpage, Newsletter|
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