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The Leeward 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 Executive Committee that consists of the chair, vice chair, and secretary.
  • Membership on Senate committees is open to all Leeward faculty, administration, and staff members.

Faculty Senate Executive Committee members for the 2020-21 academic year:

  • Michael Oishi - Chair
  • Junie Hayashi - Vice Chair
  • Kelsie Aguilera - Secretary

Issues before the Senate for Fall 2020 - Spring 2021

  • Resolve facilities problems identified in our Faculty Senate memo of 30 April 2020.
  • Advise in the search for an interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.
  • Revise the Leeward CC Faculty Senate's Bylaws.
  • Ensure that all divisions and academic units are represented on Faculty Senate committees.
  • Advise on the college's operating budget.

Issues before the Senate for Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

  • Providing input into the system-wide transition, by Fall 2018, to the new CES (Course Evaluation System).
  • Participating in the review of the Budget and Planning Process at Leeward Community College.
  • Provide input into the Revised Shared Governance Policy at Leeward Community College.

Issues before the Senate for Fall 2016 - Spring 2017

  • Input collection to investigate the benefits of a transition from current teaching schedule to a two-day a week teaching schedule.
  • The formation of an Oral Communication Focus Board and the Oral Communication Hallmarks.
  • Revise the Leeward Faculty Senate's Charter and Bylaws.
  • Please Acknowlege the MOA between UH Adminstration, UHPA, and UH Faculty Senates: https://goo.gl/OyILSe

Issues before the Senate for Fall 2015

  • 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.