Minutes January 14, 2019

(January 14, 2019) Meeting called to order at 3:03 pm.

Attendance: Warren Kawano, Tracie Loach, Annemarie Paikai, Brent Hirata, Karim Khan, Kelsie Aguilera, Christy Takamure (Zoom), LeeAnne Egan

Approval of the Minutes

  • Approval of December 10, 2018 Minutes – Unanimous Approval 1/14/2019


  • Feedback from Spring Convocation breakout session on DE Guidelines & Evaluation

Warren reported sessions went well.  An estimated number of faculty/staff attended was about 12, including DE Committee representatives present. The next steps will be to seek approval of DE Guidelines & Evaluation from Faculty Senate.

  • Next steps for DE Guidelines & Evaluation

A discussion had been brought up in reference to the DE Committee charge by the Faculty Senate.  It was suggested and decided to add in the referenced section from the UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I-LEEWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FACULTY SENATE CHARTER AND BYLAWS, ARTICLE IV, Standing Committees, Section 10.  Distance Education Committee (found at link: http://blogs.leeward.hawaii.edu/decommittee/about/).  Recommended part to refer to as part of DE Committee functions, “Section 5. Develop and recommend best practices for distance education teaching.”  Warren will make additional changes and then will follow through with next steps to Faculty Senate approval.

  • IOTA Award

Deadline for award is February 28, 2019.  Brent will discuss with Greg Walker to hand in applications & contact applicants.  The batch of applicants for this year will be reviewed and awarded for “innovation” focused support.

  • Subcommittee Reports
    1. IOTA – (see above for update) Applications and applicants being contacted.
    2. DE Liaison – No update.
    3. Faculty Evaluation – Distribute and collect data for evaluations.

Annemarie will join IOTA subcommittee.

New Business

No New Business reported at this time.



Adjournment next meeting: February 11, 2019 at 3-4 pm.


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