MINUTES                                Regular Meeting of the University Senate
DATE                                        March 28, 2008
TIME AND PLACE                1:10 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Rutgers Student Center, 126 College AvenueCollege Avenue Campus, New Brunswick
MEMBERS PRESENT:  Adam, Allender, Ashraf, Baker, Barone, Barrett, Becker, Bhuyan, Bodnar, Boikess, Borisovets, Boylan, Buckley, Bumby, Busia, Bynes, Caprio, Cohick, Coit, Cooke, Cotter, Covey, Cowen, Creese, Diner, Dutta, Edwards, Finegold, L. Fishbein, Foley, Friedrich, Furmanski, Galili, Gaunt, Gillett, Gould, Greaux, Greenfeld, Greenhut, Halim, Hall, Heckscher, Holcomb, Hughes, Janes, Johnson-Scott, Kalelkar, Kapoor, Kemeny, Kenfield, Kerkhof, Kind, Kociol, Leath, Lemieux, Leonard, Li, Lomiguen, Maddison, Markert, Markowitz, D. Marsh, McCormick, McKeever, Messer, J. Meyer, W. Meyer, Minsky, Mistry, Molloy, Mulcahy, Mulvey, Ng, Niederman, Nolfi, Norville, Oren, Palmon, Prekopa, F. Puniello, O. Puniello, Rabinowitz, Rankin, J. Robinson, Rockland, Rodgers, Sangiamo, Schantz, Schein, R. Simmons, Slavin, Smith, Spiegel, Stein, Stone, Szatrowski, K. Thompson, Tittler, Tomassone, Toney-Boss, Traxler, Vitello, Vodak, M. Wagner, R. Wagner, Weinstock-Gallagher, Wild, Winterbauer
EXCUSED:  Alger, Bubb, Cizewski, Cooper, DeLisi, Ellis, Gimenez, Gonzalez-Palmer, Goodman, Gugig, Gunderson, Guo, Kanj, Keating, Kern, Kowler, Laguna-Diaz, Marchetta, M. Marsh, McCoy-Carter, Muse, Nangle, Palis, Panayotatos, Pottick, Sass, Sharp, Shivers, P. Simmons, Sofer, Tony, Wyhopen
ABSENT:  Atzbi, Barbarese, Blimling, Butter, Chann, Ciklamini, Coppolo, Cruzan, DeLisi, Diamond, M. Fishbein, Fowler, Gliserman, Goldman, Graycar, Grant, Greene, Gutierrez, Habib, Holzer, Jackson, Khan, Klein, Koza, Lashley, Lehne, Livingston, Lopez, McCall, Nakhaie, Patel, Pedersen, M. Robinson, Schock, Shmulenson, Solomon, Sosa, Stauffer, Swisher, R. Thompson, Van Til, Wang, Williams, Yares, Yeagle
ATTENDANCE      Faculty:  Of 86 total:  56 present (65%), 17 excused (20%), 13 absent (15%)
SUMMARY            Students:  Of 53 total: 27 present (51%), 5 excused (9%), 21 absent (40%)
                                 Administrators:  Of 30 total: 13 present (44%), 7 excused (23%), 10 absent (33%)
                                 Alumni:  Of 6 total:  4 present (67%), 2 excused (33%), 0 absent
                                          Staff:  Of 10 total:  7 present (70%), 2 excused (20%), 1 absent (10%) 
View Senate Attendance Record for this year

PRESIDING OFFICER:   Samuel Rabinowitz, Chairperson

Chairperson Rabinowitz called the meeting to order at 1:28 p.m. He thanked everyone for coming together as a community to deal with the Middle States reaccreditation process, noting that the results were very positive throughout. He said that the next large community issue would be the upcoming budget discussions.

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:
McCormick then introduced Jeannine LaRue, Vice President for Public Affairs, who spoke to the Senate about her background, experience, contacts, responsibilities at Rutgers, and her plans for public affairs at Rutgers. LaRue and McCormick both responded to questions from the Senate on their comments and other issues. 

NEWARK CAMPUS REPORT - Newark Provost Steven J. Diner

Newark Provost Steven J. Diner presented the Newark Campus Report. Follow this link to view the text of Provost Diner's Annual Address.
[At 3:15 p.m., Senator Jonathan Becker questioned the presence of a quorum. Chairperson Rabinowitz, Parliamentarian Cooke, and Secretary Swalagin counted Senators in the room, and confirmed that a quorum was present.]


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 and Jonathan Tittler, USGC Co-Chairs.
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. In accordance with established parliamentary procedure, this report was introduced and discussed at the January 2008 Senate meeting, and the Senate was asked to adopt the bylaws change at this meeting. With one minor amendment to the last paragraph, the report and its recommendations were 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 February 8, 2008 and March 7, 2008 Senate Executive Committee meetings.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Cotter, Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors, with the Senate's permission, deferred the February 28 Board of Governors meeting report until the May Senate meeting. Senator Vodak, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, reported that there had been no Board of Trustees meetings since the last Senate meeting.

CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISON REPORTS: Senator Stan Hall reported on the recent activities and plans of the Newark Faculty Council.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:24 p.m.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the University Senate