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The Faculty Senate is chartered by the Board of Regents as the primary voice of faculty in the academic governance of the College. Through the Curriculum Committee, the faculty has a powerful role in shaping the programs and courses offered at the College. The Budget, Student, and Faculty Committees of the Faculty Senate provide faculty input and recommendations to the administration.

  • The Senate Chair and Vice-Chair sit on the Campus Council.
  • The Senate is comprised of at least 22 senators elected at-large from among the full-time faculty, with approximately half elected each year for two-year terms, as well as one representative for the lecturers.
  • The Senate elects its chair.
  • Membership on Senate committees is open to all Leeward faculty, administration, and staff members.

2015-2016 AY Faculty Senate Chair: Momi Kamahele, 455-0627, momi [at] hawaii [dot] edu.

The next Faculty Senate meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Issues before the Senate for Fall 2015

  • FS Agenda for November 4, 2015 Faculty Senate meeting
  • Input collection to investigate the benefits of a transition from current teaching schedule to a two-day a week teaching schedule.
  • Consider the formation of an Oral Communication Focus Board and the Oral Communication Hallmarks.
  • Revise the Leeward Faculty Senate's Charter and Bylaws.