HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATURE

REGULAR SESSION OF 2015

 

COMMITTEE ON HIGHER EDUCATION

Rep. Isaac W. Choy, Chair

Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Vice Chair

 

Rep. Henry J.C. Aquino

Rep. Calvin K.Y. Say

Rep. Kaniela Ing

Rep. Roy M. Takumi

Rep. Ken Ito

Rep. Clift Tsuji

Rep. Sam Satoru Kong

Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto

Rep. Matthew S. LoPresti

Rep. Andria P.L. Tupola

Rep. Takashi Ohno

 

 

AMENDED NOTICE OF HEARING

 

DATE:

Thursday, February 05, 2015

TIME:

2:00 PM

PLACE:

Conference Room 309

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

A M E N D E D A G E N D A

 

 

The following measures have been DELETED from the agenda: HB 544 and HB 552.

The following measures have been ADDED to the agenda: HB 975, HB 979 and HB 96.

 

 

HB 543

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the auditor to audit the University of Hawaii's management of faculty workload one year prior to the expiration of UHPA agreements. Requires the auditor to conduct an audit of the University of Hawaii's management of faculty workload and report to the 2016 legislature.

 

HED, FIN

HB 547

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires the University of Hawaii to develop the Ana Hoohalike Guidance Program, including structured, default pathways to graduation, meta-majors, academic maps, cornerstone classes, and highly-structured options.

 

HED, FIN

HB 555

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Requires that any undergraduate degree-granting program that graduates less than ten graduates per year be abolished. Provides an exception for undergraduate programs that are self-sustaining. Authorizes the board of regents to extend the three-year time period to six years.

 

HED, FIN

HB 544

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII CANCER CENTER.

Requires the UH BOR to study the feasibility of selling or leasing the building that houses the UH Cancer Center.

 

HED, FIN

HB 548

Status

RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.

Establishes a board of governors to administer a special fund for the UH Hilo college of pharmacy.

 

HED, FIN

HB 552

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Adds three voting members to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to represent undergraduate students, research faculty, and other faculty. Converts existing student member to represent graduate students.

 

HED, FIN

HB 975

Status

RELATING TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Clarifies application of State Ethics Code to technology transfer arrangements supported by the University of Hawaii.

 

HED, JUD, FIN

HB 979

Status

RELATING TO CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Establishes a cybersecurity employment training initiative within the University of Hawaii community college system; appropriates funds for the operation of the initiative.

 

HED, FIN

HB 96

Status

RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII.

Establishes the office of the ombuds at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Appropriates funds to establish and operate the office.

 

HED, FIN

DECISION MAKING TO FOLLOW

 

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Rep. Isaac W. Choy

Chair