February Board of Regents MeetingUniversity of Hawaiʻi
The University of Hawai'i Board of Regents (BOR) held their monthly meeting today at Honolulu Community College. The following actions were taken:
- The BOR approved an amendment to the Board Policy on Administrative Unit for Classified Contracts to comply with the requirements of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) for classified contracts awarded to the University. The purpose of this request is to change and/or update the position titles of the members of the University's "Managerial Group" as currently identified in Board policy. The proposed amendment is necessitated by recent changes in position titles and the need for expertise in the issues involving research that can be met with the addition of the Vice Chancellor for Research.
- The BOR granted established program status to the Graduate Certificate in Telecommunications and Information Resource Management in the College of Social Sciences on the Mānoa campus. The Telecommunications and Information Resource Management (TIRM) program provides a distance learning graduate-level certificate option, primarily for public and private sector professionals. The program‘s primary objective is to upgrade student knowledge, practices and skills involved in the management of telecommunications or information technology, resources and personnel. The program also provides an opportunity to network with colleagues and professionals.
- The BOR approved the re-appointment of Barbara Robertson to a second term on the Mauna Kea Management Board. She will serve a four-year term to end June 30, 2005. Her appointment is retroactive to July 1, 2001.
- The BOR approved the adoption of a new compensation policy for managerial employees along with guidelines to transition continuing managerial employee salaries to the new plan.
- President Evan S. Dobelle announced the appointment of Betsy Sloane as president of the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation. He also announced that Leon Richards, currently dean of instruction for Kapiʻolani Community College (KCC), will serve as interim provost for KCC. He replaces John Morton who is working on the development of a system-wide Student Information System (SIS) for the Univeristy.
- Karl Kim, interim vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa reported that during the period of December 16, 2001 through January 15, 2002, the UH system received 104 extramural awards for a total value of $16.4 million. This is a 20% increase in the number of awards and a 48% increase in the value of the awards from the same time period last year. The cumulative totals for extramural awards to the UH system for the first 6.5 months of the current fiscal year are 935 awards with a value of $147.7 million. This represents a 23% increase in the number of awards and a 24% increase in the dollar value as compared to the first 6.5 months of the last fiscal year.