ARTICLE XXIII, APPOINTMENT, DUTIES, AND COMPENSATION FOR ACADEMIC CHAIRS
A. Only Faculty Members with the Rank of 4 or 5 shall be eligible to serve as the Department, Division, or Program Chair. If no one in these ranks is available or willing to serve as the Chair, then a Faculty Member from the unit holding a lower rank may be appointed as Acting Chair.
B. The Chancellor of a Community College, the Chancellor of UH-West Oahu, and the Dean/Director at UH-Hilo and UH-Manoa shall appoint Department, Division, or Program Chairs for periods up to three (3) years. The appointments are renewed annually. Acting Chairs shall not be appointed for a term to exceed two (2) consecutive years.
C. Faculty Members in the various Departments, Divisions, or Programs shall meet to consider the recommendation of a bargaining unit member to serve as Chair. Prior to the appointment or reappointment, the Chancellor of a Community College, the Chancellor of UH-West Oahu, and the Dean/Director at UH-Hilo and UH-Manoa7/ shall consult with the all the Faculty Members wishing to participate to receive their recommendation. If there is no consensus among the Faculty, the Chancellor, Dean/Director shall consider both the majority and minority views before making an appointment. Should there be a consensus among the Faculty Members as to who should serve as the Chair, and the recommendation is rejected, the Chancellor, Dean/Director shall meet with the Faculty Members and provide a written statement setting forth the reasons for selecting another Faculty Member.
D. Academic Chairs are appointed by the appropriate administrative authority, but they are not managerial or supervisory employees. The duties of Academic Chairs will be set forth in a written Memorandum of Understanding agreed to by the parties.
E. Monthly compensation for Department or Division Chairs, Associate Chairs, Assistant Chairs, or Graduate Program Chairs8/ shall not be less than $300 per month. The size and complexity of the Department, Division, or Program and the nature of the quasi-administrative functions being performed shall determine the specific amount of the stipend. In addition, eleven (11) month appointments and workload equivalencies will be given where appropriate to the duties and responsibilities of the assignment.
7/ The specific administrative appointing official may be subject to the process of BOR reorganization or administrative redelegation.
8/ As of the printing of this contract, the Employer disagreed that the new phrase “graduate program chairs” should be included in this Agreement. The Employer has declined to pay stipends to graduate program chairs pending resolution of the dispute.