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The Mānoa Campus Senate Archive includes contacts, governing documents, and general information for Mānoa units with chartered Faculty Senates that function independantly from the Mānoa Faculty Senate.



SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE

> Purpose & Functions

The function of the Faculty Senate of the School of Architecture is to advise and grant consent to the School, the Dean, and School Administration in the following major areas of governance and responsibility:

  • Educational policy and planning;
  • Standards for teaching, research and service;
  • Curriculum;
  • Student advising; and,
  • Granting of degrees.

An additional function of the Faculty Senate of the School of Architecture is to advise the School, the Dean, and School Administration in the following major areas of shared governance and responsibility:

  • utilization of the School budget;
  • utilization of the School's human resources; and,
  • utilization of School's physical resources.

Although these are the main areas of concern to the School of Architecture Faculty Senate, it may also consider, if the need arises, more general matters such as the protection of academic freedom; the purposes and goals of the School as an academic unit within the University; the nature and scope of existing and future academic and outreach programs; and, the general state of relationships among all members of the School and University community

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COLLEGES OF ARTS & SCIENCES

> Purpose & Functions

The Arts and Sciences Senate consists of all faculty from the four A&S colleges: Arts and Humanities; Languages, Linguistics, and Literature; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences. Most business of the Senate is conducted by the Senate Executive Committee with the aid of its standing and ad hoc committees. A&S SEC also consults with the Council of Deans for those four colleges. Meetings of the entire Senate are held on an as needed basis.

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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

> Purpose & Functions

In pursuit of the objectives of collegiality, responsibility, participation and academic freedom, this Charter of the Faculty Senate exists. Consistent with the Mission Statement of the College of Business Administration, the Faculty Senate seeks to insure the continuous improvement of quality in all activities of the College by authorizing the Faculty Senate as its policy recommending body.

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

> Purpose & Functions

The College of Education Senate represents the College Congress in matters of academic decision-making and policy development within the College. In fundamental academic areas in which the faculty have been given primary responsibility by the Board of Regents, such as curriculum content, subject matter, academic programs, student/ faculty relations, and methods of instruction and research, the Senate acts on behalf of the Congress to establish and maintain the highest standards for scholarship, instruction, research and public service.

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COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

> Purpose & Functions

Faculty Senate (Senate) as a collective representation to advise and work with the College Administration on all matters of interest to the College and the University in teaching, research, and service in relation to the communities of UH, Hawaii and the engineering profession. The Senate shall endeavor to ensure the continuous improvement of quality in all activities of the College. The Senate shall work with the COE administration to facilitate information flow, assist in the improvement of the working conditions, enhance the well-being of faculty members, provide input and advice to operations, policies, and procedures, maintain connectivity between faculty members, and promote engineering contributions to society.

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JOHN A. BURNS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

> Purpose & Functions

The JABSOM Faculty Senate (JFS) serves as a representative body of the faculty and shall obtain broadly based faculty input regarding affairs of JABSOM. The Faculty Senate shall consider any matter brought before it by its members, the faculty, the Executive Committee, and the Dean. JFS employs fact finding and consensus building to generate ideas for actions or policies that will aid faculty. JFS shall make appropriate recommendations to administration, the union and other individuals or groups as indicated by the situation. The Faculty Senate meets monthly and is composed of the members of the Voting Faculty, elected from each department/division of the school.

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LIBRARY SERVICES

> Purpose & Functions

The Library Senate and its Library Senate Executive Board, standing committees, and various ad hoc committees function as forums for professional discourse and consideration of such policies which have Library-wide concern and relate directly to the intellectual life and educational process of the University.

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SCHOOL OF NURSING AND DENTAL HYGIENE

> Purpose & Functions

The Faculty Senate of the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene University of Hawaii at Manoa (UHSONDH) hereinafter referred to as the “Senate” represents the School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene faculty and the faculty’s interests. The Senate is the policy recommending agent of the School with respect to academic goals, policies and programs including the establishment and maintenance of standards for scholarship, instruction, research and public service. The Senate:

  • a) Provides a forum for discussion on issues affecting faculty roles and responsibilities at UHSONDH;
  • b) recommends changes in policy to the School;
  • c) provides a forum for open discussion with the UHSONDH Executive and Administrative/Management personnel;
  • d) elects representatives to the Manoa Faculty Senate; and
  • e) represents the interests of UHSONDH faculty at the University of Hawaii Faculty Senate. All recommendations on behalf of the faulty on UHSODNH academic goals, policies and programs shall be made by the Senate as provided herein.
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OFFICE OF STUDENT AFFAIRS

> Purpose & Functions

Office of Student Affairs Faculty Senate provides a formal, independent organization though which the faculty of the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) can participate fully in the determination and development of the OSA and relevant University policies, procedures, and plans. The OSA Faculty Senate provides a forum for discussion of faculty concerns in relation to students, administration, other OSA staff and the University as a whole. Purpose: The purpose of the OSA Faculty Senate includes the following:

  • 1. To advise the UH System Office, Vice Chancellor for Students and other administrator and faculty groups on student affairs and faculty governance issues
  • 2. To promote open, collegial discussion of OSA faculty concerns and ideas
  • 3. To share information regarding the various OSA programs and the role of faculty in these programs
  • 4. To promote involvement of all OSA faculty in matters of governance, policy and planning, and advocacy on behalf of students at UH-Manoa
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TRAVEL INDUSTRY MANAGEMENT

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COLLEGE OF TROPICAL AGRICULTURE AND HUMAN RESOURCES

> Purpose & Functions

The Faculty Senate is the policy-recommending body of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources acting on behalf of the College and its faculty. The Senate will evaluate and debate issues that impact the College. In the spirit of shared governance, the Senate must consider and make recommendations on all changes in the policies of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources that are proposed by others, and, in addition, may recommend policy changes on its own initiative. The Senate alone is responsible for recommending policy changes to the Dean of the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for consideration by the University of Hawaii at Manoa Senate, the President of the University and the Board of Regents.

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> Resources

Mānoa Faculty Senate

2500 Campus Road

Hawaiʻi Hall 208

Honolulu, HI 96822

Ph: (808) 956-7725

Fx: (808) 956-9813

uhmfs@hawaii.edu

www.hawaii.edu/uhmfs

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