Policy Regarding the Funding of Conferences

In response to a fiscal problem that arose in the summer of 2016, as a result of organizers not paying sufficient attention to the availability of funding to cover the expenses of a particular conference, the UHM Philosophy Department, in the fall of 2016, unanimously passed the following resolution regarding the organization of conferences:

In future, no UHM Philosophy Department conference is to be held without a detailed and accurate budget of anticipated expenses having been prepared and shown to the department faculty well beforehand, and without proof of the availability of funds to cover the anticipated expenses having been provided. The UHM Philosophy Department will not assume responsibility for the coverage of any expenses incurred by a faculty member organizing a conference or academic event unless this condition has been satisfied.