Executive Committee Meeting Notes

Friday, April 3, 2009

8:00 a.m., Kupa`a 202


In attendance:   Pat Adams, Ekela  Kaniaupio -Crozier, Desiree Hoewa`a, Kerrry Holokai, Michele Katsutani, Katie McMillan, Diane Meyer, Karen Muraoka, Suzette Robinson, Alvin Tagomori, David Tamanaha


Agenda Item

Discussion Notes

Action Items

Recruitment and retention






















American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009










Applied Engineering and Technology proposal







New employment policy






Pamantasan Conference


  • According to the latest reports, the number of high school students is shrinking, while the number of high school students entering Maui CC is climbing.
  • Enrollment growth funds are expected to continue; over $200,000 worth of new classes were offered last year.
  • In UHCC system small class enrollment report, Maui CC showed the greatest decrease in small classes offered (-4%).
  • Students should be advised to register early and pay their tuition and fees, using the payment plan if necessary, to secure a space in classes they need for Fall 2009.  Students need to be sure that they are taking enough credits to qualify for the payment plan. 
  • Alvin reported that the system will purge students in mid-July and early August. 
  • Ekela reported that she has had students drop out of school this semester for employment.
  • Alvin reported today’s enrollment is 3,320; we will need to discuss how we will monitor enrollment when the economy improves and how we will retain students.
  • One suggestion is to offer more internships and hands-on training opportunities.



  • ARRA funds for Maui County will finance three programs:  adult with  $90,386: youth with $22,033; and dislocated worker with $265,182.
  • The money for adult and dislocated worker programs must be spent by June 30, 2009;  the money for youth programs can be used for summer employment.
  • Focus is on health care and green sustainability.  Each campus will send one representative to working groups on the two subjects. 
  • Nancy Johnson will serve on health care group; the other person will be selected from those working with sustainability.
  • Groups will discuss system and campus goals; goal is to create short and long term plans to build training capacity and make projects sustainable.


  • Suzette and Mark Hoffman presented the AET proposal to the Chancellors, who indicated support.
  • Plans are to have John Morton will take the proposal to the Board of Regents April 16.  If it is supported, the college will send a sub-change to the WASC senior commission.
  • Name change for college to be discussed after accreditation of AET degree. 


  • According to a new IRS policy, employment immediately after retirement will no longer be permitted.  This includes casual hires, lecturers, and independent contractors and affects all funding sources, including grants.  The UHCC office will formulate and send out a policy statement and process; will become effective January 2010.


  • Pamantasan Conference on campus today; will feature workshops on history, culture, music, arts, leadership, and education as they relate to the Filipino community.  Alvin to give opening welcome speech; Suzette to speak to participants in the afternoon. 





Diane will run an ad in the newspaper for lecturers



Faculty will be asked to advise students to register early.





Michele will ask faculty at the Academic Senate if they are losing students due to employment.