Senate Committee Membership

Except for the Senate Executive Committee (SEC), any Senate committee with a continuing charge shall be designated a “standing committee” by the Senate; all other committees shall be ad hoc.

Each standing committee – with the exceptions of the Committee on Curriculum and Program Planning and the Committee on Personnel – shall have a minimum of three (3) members selected from faculty, APT, and RCUH members of the Congress.

Those committees noted as exceptions above shall have a minimum of five (5) members selected from tenured faculty members of the Congress in the case of the Committee on Curriculum and Program Planning, and at least three (3) members, the majority of which are tenured faculty, in the case of the Personnel Committee.

It is recommended that each committee—with the exclusion of the Committee on Curriculum and Program Planning (CCPP), the Personnel Committee, and the Governance Committee—include one (1) student member with full rights and responsibilities of participation including a vote.

Functions of this standing committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following: reviewing proposals for College course additions or deletions, for the establishment of new programs or the disestablishment of old programs, or for major changes in existing College courses or programs, i.e., those which change the goals, intent, character, prerequisites, degree requirements, necessary faculty and/or fiscal resources of the course or program, or which impact on other courses or programs; developing or assisting in periodic reviews and evaluations of existing programs and curricula; recommending the appointment of ad hoc committees to carry out such reviews and evaluations; examining and refining academic goals and standards, professional ethics and policies reflecting such goals and standards; suggesting ways of improving faculty performance and planning for desired changes in academic programs and goals in accordance with the Academic Development Plan of the College.

Members

  • Christine K. Irvine, LTEC, Chair
  • Rhonda Black, SPED
  • Baoyan Cheng, EDEF
  • Linda Furuto, EDCS
  • Seongah Im, EDEP
  • Chris Lucas, EDEA
  • Jamie Simpson Steele, STE
  • Kaori Tamura, KRS

Functions of this standing committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following: reviewing matters relating to personnel policies of the College and their effect on members of the Congress in particular; developing new policies or policy changes affecting College personnel; determining the impact of proposed program or curriculum changes on personnel resource allocations in the College; investigating complaints of members of the Congress concerning personnel policies and practices not within the jurisdiction of collective bargaining agencies, except where such complaints reflect shared governance or intra-faculty governance.

Members

  • Jessica Miranda, Dean’s Office, Chair
  • Stephanie Buelow, STE
  • Erin Centeio, KRS
  • Lori Fulton, STE
  • Rockey Knox, SPED
  • Joanna Philippoff, CRDG
  • Jenny Wells, SPED

Functions of this standing committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following: reviewing matters relating to the College budget allocations and use of College facilities; developing new policies or policy changes affecting budget or facilities; determining the impact of proposed program or curriculum changes on College budget allocations or use of College facilities; investigating problems which arise in connection with policies affecting budget or facilities.

Members

  • Christine K. Irvine, LTEC, Chair
  • Ari Eichelberger, LTEC
  • Lori Fulton, STE
  • Dan Hoffman, LTEC
  • Truc Nguyen, CRDG
  • Tara O’Neill, EDCS
  • Susan Saka, CRDG
  • Jon Yoshioka, STE

Functions of this standing committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following: reviewing matters relating to student admission and retention in College programs, and student relations with faculty and with other students; developing new policies or policy changes relating to student-faculty relations; determining ways of improving student-faculty relations and of increasing student participation in affairs of the College and in the activities of the Senate and its committees; investigating student complaints and grievances concerning College policies and practices which affect students, not including individual student grievances against individual faculty.

Members

  • Brooke Ward Taira, EDCS, Co-Chair
  • Matthew Myers, COEMSA, Co-Chair
  • Nancy Gorman, SPED
  • Brooke Kumasaka, CESA
  • Jolene Muneno, OSAS
  • Ger Thao, COEDSA

Functions of this standing committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following: providing leadership in promoting the understanding of diversity, and providing assistance, in matters of diversity, in the recruitment, retention, and professional development of faculty and students.

Members

  • Tara O’Neill, EDCS, Co-Chair
  • Ronald Deese, CDS, Co-Chair
  • Ethan Chang, EDEA
  • Marija Colic, SPED
  • Judy Daniels, KRS
  • Lisa Uyehara, CDS

Duties of this committee include the following:

  1. Publish and edit the College of Education Charter and Bylaws;
  2. Review new legislation for conformity with the Charter and Bylaws;
  3. Advise the Senate as to whether legislation and resolutions are of College of Education concern solely;
  4. Make non-substantive changes in the Charter and Bylaws;
  5. Advise the Congress and the Senate, its officers, committees, and members in all matters of organization and jurisdiction in the College of Education, in general, and the Senate, in particular, on decisions and actions involving shared governance and intra-faculty governance.
  6. Issue, upon a formal request from a member of the Congress, legislative rulings interpreting the Charter and Bylaws of the College of Education Congress and Senate. Such rulings shall have the status of legislation until modified by Senate or Congress legislation. Rulings of the committee must be published in the Agenda for the first regular meeting of the Senate or Congress next following the committee’s decision. All rulings of the Committee on Governance not superseded by legislative action shall appear in an Appendix to the Charter and Bylaws of the Congress and Senate of the College of Education.
  7. Supervise and render opinions on the procedural fairness of all College of Education elections.
  8. Work with the Dean and Associate Dean(s) to develop a process to solicit feedback in a structured and cohesive manner on a regular basis.

Members

  • Dean Lodes, CRDG, Co-Chair
  • Mark Murphy, EDEP, Co-Chair
  • Truc Nguyen, CRDG

 

 

Functions of this standing committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following: arranging and conducting social activities and events to promote fellowship among the faculty and staff of the College of Education; and determining ways of improving and building faculty relations with alumni and the community.

Members

  • Yoko Kitami, CDS, Co-Chair
  • Eomailani Kukahiko, EDCS, Co-Chair
  • Marie Guillermo, CDS, Co-Chair
  • Robin Dazzeo, SPED
  • Stacy George, STE
  • Alyssa Kapaona, OSAS
  • Derek Taira, EDEF

Functions of this ad hoc committee shall include, but not be limited to, the following: arranging and conducting First Friday events to promote discussion among the faculty and staff of the College of Education; and rebuilding and promoting community and collaboration among the faculty and staff of the College of Education

Members

  • Waynele Yu, STE, Chair
  • Ari Eichelberger, LTEC
  • Rayna Fujii, STE
  • Janet Kim, SPED
  • Seungoh Paek, LTEC