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RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE RECRUITMENT OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN FACULTY AND STAFF AT UH MANOA

Issue # 13
Approved by the Manoa Faculty Senate on March 21, 2012
42 in support; 12 against


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RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE RECRUITMENT OF NATIVE HAWAIIAN FACULTY AND STAFF AT UH MANOA

WHEREAS:

The University of Hawai’i Board of Regents policy (Chapter 4-1c) clearly states the following as part of its Mission and Purpose: "As the only provider of public higher education in Hawai’i, the University embraces its unique responsibilities to the indigenous people of Hawai’i and to Hawai’i’s indigenous language and culture. To fulfill this responsibility, the University ensures active support for the participation of Native Hawaiians at the University and supports vigorous programs of study and support for the Hawaiian language, history and culture” AND;

WHEREAS:

As the flagship research campus at the only public institution in the State of Hawai'i, UH Manoa has a responsibility to serve the people of Hawai'i. UH Manoa’s commitment to creating a Hawaiian Place of Learning pervades the recently updated Strategic Plan “Achieving Our Destiny” AND;

WHEREAS:

The proportion of Native Hawaiian faculty at UHM lags behind the proportion of Native Hawaiian students and also the Native Hawaiian population of the state. The February 2012 Ke Au Hou University of Hawai’i at Manoa Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force Report indicates that only 128 faculty members are Native Hawaiian.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:

That the Manoa Faculty Senate gratefully acknowledges the considerable effort of the Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force in its February 2012 Report “Ke Au Hou.”

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED:

That the Manoa Faculty Senate supports provisions in the report that support the proactive recruitment and professional development of additional Native Hawaiian faculty and staff.

Reference links:

Board of Regents Policy Section 4-1c Planning: http://www.hawaii.edu/offices/bor/policy/borpch4.pdf

“Achieving Our Destiny” 2011-2015 Strategic Plan UH- Manoa: http://www.uhm.hawaii.edu/vision/

“Ke Au Hou” (New Life, New Beginning” University of Hawai’i at Manoa Native Hawaiian Advancement Task Force Report, February 9, 2012: http://Manoa.hawaii.edu/chancellor/NHATF/pdf/NHATF-report-final.pdf


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