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MOTION ON CORPS OF TENURE-TRACK FACULTY

Approved by the Mānoa Faculty Senate
5/7/2014
55 in support: 1 opposed


ISSUE #5.13

  • 1/5/2015
    Committee on Administration and Budget
    Fall 2014 Report: No data was provided to CPM and CPM has requested assistance from CAB. CAB moved to discuss this issue in Spring 2015.
  • 6/27/2014
    Committee on Professional Matters
    Spring 2014 Report: CPM made a motion before the Manoa Faculty Senate at the May 2014 meeting of MFS to ask the chancellor to provide data related to tenure track vs. non-tenure track faculty and ratio of courses being taught by tenure track vs. non-tenure track faculty at Manoa. The purpose of this motion was to encourage the chancellor to maintain or increase the tenure track corps of faculty at UHM in order to keep our degree programs and rankings strong. The motion passed.
  • 5/7/2014
    Manoa Faculty Senate
    Motion on Corps of Tenure-Track Faculty [Passed; 55:1]
  • 11/25/2013
    Committee on Professional Matters
    Fall 2013 Report: In 2012-13, CPM recommended that CAB and SEC should address the issue of the proportion of the budget devoted to instructional faculty. We will be continuing this conversation in Spring 2014 with CAB.
  • 12/2012
    Committee on Professional Matters
    Fall 2012 Report: CPM has obtained data from Kathy Cutshaw’s office of types of positions and teaching loads. CPM recommends that CAB and SEC should address the issue of the proportion of the budget devoted to instructional faculty. We will be continuing this conversation in the Spring with CAB.
  • 12/2012
    Committee on Adminsitration and Budget
    Fall 2012 Report: CAB awaits response from CPM on this issue and will place it on the agenda for the January 10, 2013 CAB meeting.
  • 8/6/2012
    Senate Executive Committee
    Issue Referral: Committee on Professional Matters & Committee on Administration and Budget; Added issue from input provided in faculty feedback survey; Examine if increase in non-tenure track faculty & the lack of promotion prospects for them (specifically S v. G fund designations).
  • 3/16/2011
    Manoa Faculty Senate
    Final Report on Proposed Amendments to Criteria for Tenure and Promotion of Faculty
    [Passed Unanimous]
  • 12/8/2010
    Manoa Faculty Senate
    Second Report Regarding Proposed Amendments to Criteria for Tenure and Promotion of UHM
    [Passed Unanimous]
  • 11/15/2007
    Manoa Faculty Senate
    Resolution to Accept Policy on Tenure on Initial Appointment with Modifications
    [Passed with modifications]

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Motion on the Corps of Tenure Track Faculty

This is a motion to ask the Manoa Chancellor to provide information related to our corps of teaching faculty by August 1, 2014: the number of faculty in tenure-track vs. non-tenure-track instructional positions, teaching loads at Manoa [specifically, how many positions in each category and what the teaching loads are (in terms of courses and credit hours) in each category], a comparison of lower- and upper-division courses taught by tenure-track vs. non-tenure-track instructors, and the proportion of the Manoa instructional budget devoted to tenure-track vs. non-tenure-track/lecturer positions. Specifically, the motion addresses MFS Issue 5.13.

Furthermore, the Manoa Faculty Senate requests the Chancellor to deliver a policy for replacing positions lost to attrition and a plan for maintaining the quality of our academic offerings.

These data will help departments, colleges, and the Faculty Senate to plan for their futures. The number of tenure-track faculty has been decreasing over recent years in a number of departments, while the number of students enrolled at Manoa has been increasing (approximately a 4.5% increase in undergraduate enrollment in the period between Fall, 2008 (13,776) and Fall, 2014 (14,406).

The tenure-track faculty are the backbone of the university and provide for its longevity.

In the fall of 2013, the Committee on Professional Matters (CPM) recommended that CAB and SEC should address the issue of the proportion of the budget devoted to instructional faculty. In the spring of 2014, CPM requested, but was unable to obtain, this information related to our tenure-track instructional corps. In the spring of 2014, CPM was informed by the Director of Institutional Research at UH Manoa that the Office of Institutional Research would require additional resources to answer these questions that the office did not currently have. Therefore we are asking the Chancellor to please provide the information to the Senate directly


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