MINUTES                                Regular Meeting of the University Senate
DATE                                        January 25, 2008
TIME AND PLACE                1:10 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Rutgers Student Center, 126 College AvenueCollege Avenue Campus, New Brunswick
MEMBERS PRESENT:  Atzbi, Baker, Barone, Becker, Bhuyan, Bodnar, Boikess, Borisovets, Boylan, Bumby, Busia, Bynes, Caprio, Cizewski, Cohick, Coit, Cooke, Coppolo, Cotter, Covey, Cowen, Dutta, L. Fishbein, M. Fishbein, Friedrich, Furmanski, Galili, Gaunt, Gillett, Gimenez, Gonzalez-Palmer, Gould, Greaux, Gugig, Gunderson, Guo, Gutierrez, Halim, Hall, Heckscher, Hughes, Jackson, Janes, Johnson-Scott, Kalelkar, Keating, Kemeny, Kenfield, Kerkhof, Kind, Kociol, Kowler, Laguna-Diaz, Leath, Lemieux, Leonard, Li, Lomiguen, Maddison, Marchetta, Markert, Markowitz, Marsh, McCall, McCormick, McCoy-Carter, McKeever, J. Meyer, W. Meyer, Minsky, Molloy, Mulcahy, Ng, Niederman, Nolfi, Norville, Prekopa, F. Puniello, Rabinowitz, Rankin, J. Robinson, M. Robinson, Rockland, Rodgers, Sangiamo, Sass, Schantz, Schein, Schock, Shmulenson, R. Simmons, Spiegel, Stauffer, Stein, Stone, Szatrowski, K. Thompson, Tittler, Tomassone, Toney-Boss, Tony, Traxler, Vodak, M. Wagner, R. Wagner, Wang, Wild, Wyhopen, Yares
EXCUSED:  Adam, Alger, Allender, Barrett, Bubb, Buckley, Ciklamini, DeLisi, Diner, Ellis, Finegold, Goodman, Greenfeld, Greenhut, Kanj, Lashley, Lehne, Mistry, Nangle, Oren, Palis, Palmon, Panayotatos, Pottick, P. Simmons, Smith, Solomon, Van Til, Williams, Winterbauer
ABSENT:  Adames, Amirahmadi, Ashraf, Barbarese, Blimling, Butter, Chann, Cooper, Creese, Cruzan, Deutsch, Diamond, Dienst, Edwards, Foley, Fowler, Gliserman, Goldman, Graycar, Grant, Greene, Habib, Holzer, Kapoor, Khan, Klein, Koza, Livingston, Lopez, Messer, Mulvey, Nakhaie, Patel, Pedersen, O. Puniello, Sharp, Shivers, Slavin, Sofer, Sosa, Swisher, R. Thompson, Wallace, Yeagle
ATTENDANCE      Faculty:  Of 85 total:  56 present (66%), 14 excused (16%), 15 absent (18%)
SUMMARY            Students:  Of 52 total: 28 present (54%), 7 excused (13%), 17 absent (33%)
                                 Administrators:  Of 30 total: 10 present (33%), 10 excused (33%), 10 absent (33%)
                                 Alumni:  Of 6 total:  6 present (100%)
                                     Staff:  Of 10 total:  8 present (80%), 0 excused, 2 absent (20%) 
View Senate Attendance Record for this year

PRESIDING OFFICER:   Samuel Rabinowitz, Chairperson

Chairperson Rabinowitz called the meeting to order at 1:23 p.m. He informed the Senate that he had moderated the forum and productive discussion on the stadium expansion the previous night. He then called Immediate Past Chairperson Martha Cotter to the podium, and together he and Cotter presented Senate Executive Secretary Ken Swalagin with a plaque commemorating his ten years of service as the Senate's staff officer. Swalagin thanked Rabinowitz, Cotter, and the Senate for the privilege of serving the Senate and Rutgers in his capacity as executive secretary.

SECRETARY'S REPORT - Kenneth Swalagin, Executive Secretary
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - President Richard L. McCormick 

President McCormick presented an administrative report which included comments on the following topics:
President McCormick then responded to question regarding football tickets for Newark and Camden students. 

NEW BRUNSWICK CAMPUS REPORT - Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Philip Furmanski

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Philip Furmanski presented the New Brunswick Campus Report, which included comments on:
University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Report on Charge S-0603, Senate Membership, New Brunswick (Part 2, Faculty) - Tricia Nolfi, USGC Chair.
USGC Chair Tricia Nolfi summarized her committee's report on Charge S-0603, Senate Membership, New Brunswick. This was the second part of the response to this charge, and addressed changes in School of Arts and Sciences-New Brunswick faculty membership in the Senate. In accordance with established parliamentary procedure, this report was introduced and discussed at the December 2007 Senate meeting, and the Senate was asked to adopt the bylaws change at this meeting. There were no questions, comments or motions from the floor, and the report and its recommendations were adopted by the Senate.

University Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Report on Charge S-0701, Part-Time and Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Role in Shared Governance - Tricia Nolfi, USGC Chair.
USGC Chair Tricia Nolfi summarized her committee's report on Charge S-0701, Part-Time and Full-Time Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Role in Shared Governance. The recommendations in this report include a change to Senate Bylaws/University Regulations, so, in accordance with established parliamentary procedure, the proposed amendment to Senate Bylaws was introduced at this meeting, and will be moved for adoption at the February 2008 Senate meeting.

Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) Final Report on Charge S-0504, All-Funds Budgeting - Menahem Spiegel, BFC Chair
BFC Chair Menahem Spiegel, and BFC Subcommittee Chair Charles Heckscher, presented their committees' final report on Charge S-0504, on All-Funds Budgeting. This report was discussed in committee of the whole at the October 2007 Senate meeting. It had since been revised, and was now presented for adoption by the Senate. Senator Caprio moved to amend the second bullet point under Section 5)1.A. to add the word "qualified" to make the sentence read, "Exceptions: 85% of tuition from qualified off-campus and Internet courses are returned to the originating unit." The amendment was accepted as friendly. Senator Nolfi asked that the term "APS staff," which occurred in the section on allocation of expenses, be changed to "individuals who are eligible for merit increases," to more accurately reflect the current personnel categories. The amendment was accepted as friendly. The report and its recommendations, as amended, were then adopted by the Senate. [Note: The link at the top of this paragraph goes to the report as amended and adopted by the Senate.]

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT: Vice Chairperson Paul Leath reported on the January 11, 2008 Senate Executive Committee meeting.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES:Senator Cotter, Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors, reported that the Board of Governors had not met since the previous Senate meeting, but would meet on Tuesday, January 29. Senator Vodak, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, reported on the December 13 Board of Trustees meeting, which was devoted primarily to induction of new members, committee reports, President McCormick's update on the stadium expansion, Executive Vice President Furmanski's update on reaccreditation, and the chair's report on the capital campaign..

CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISON REPORTS:Senator Stan Hall, reporting for the Newark Faculty Council, said that group would be meeting on February 4. Chairperson Rabinowitz noted that the Camden was nearing the completion of the provost search.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 2:26 p.m.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the University Senate