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Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate on January 10, 1996
Unanimous; 2 abstentions

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RESOLUTION ON BUDGET COMMITTEES

WHEREAS Governor Cayetano has imposed on the University of Hawaii a reduction in the systemwide budget of $43 million for fiscal years 1996/1997


WHEREAS President Mortimer has acknowledged problems at the school and college level with the implementation of the cuts mandated by the university administration


WHEREAS the President recommends improved communication between his administration, the deans and directors, and the faculty concerning UHM's response to the cuts


WHEREAS UHM faculty, through their senate representatives, have expressed their willingness and desire to provide increased collaboration on budgetary matters at the school and college level


WHEREAS deans and directors have realized the need for timely discussion of budgetary policy and are encouraged to seek faculty input and participation in the decision-making process


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that each college, school, or organized research unit with a budget over $1 million be urged to ensure that there is an elected faculty committee with responsibilities to review and provide advice on budgetary policy and expenditures.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these committees' responsibilities include working together with the deans and directors to ensure the implementation of the Resolution on Academic & Budgetary Priorities as formulated by the Manoa Faculty Senate and passed on January 19, 1994.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that these committees provide the Manoa Faculty Senate with an annual summary.
Passed on January 10, 1996 at the Manoa Faculty Senate meeting unanimously with 2 abstentions.
Linda Cox, Secretary E. Alison Kay, Co-chair Kiyo Ikeda, Co-chair