RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
MEETING AGENDAS
Friday, April 27, 2007, 11:00 a.m.
Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room
College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick

 

FIRST MEETING OF THE 2007-2008 UNIVERSITY SENATE:

ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA FOR THE ELECTION OF 2007-08 OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVES:

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM - Martha Cotter, 2006-2007 Chairperson

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY:

REPORT OF THE NOMINATING PANEL - Victor Greenhut, Chairperson

Charge to the Nominating Panel

Slate of Nominees

NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR

STATEMENTS OF THE NOMINEES

VOTING AND COLLECTION OF BALLOTS

ADJOURNMENT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING

[Election results, if available, will be announced at the end of the Regular Senate meeting, which follows this adjournment. Results will also be posted on the Senate website on Tuesday, May 2.]
 

LUNCH RECESS, 30 MINUTES. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.
 

LAST MEETING OF THE 2006-2007 UNIVERSITY SENATE:

REGULAR MEETING AGENDA OF THE 2006-2007 UNIVERSITY SENATE:

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIRPERSONíS REPORT - Martha Cotter, Chairperson

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY:

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - President Richard L. McCormick COMMITTEE REPORTS

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) - Martha Cotter and Jillian Curtis, Co-chairs
Response to Charge S-0408, Interim Report on Academic Integrity Policy Review
This report is not yet available. It will be distributed at the Senate meeting.

Original Charge:   Review the current University Policy on Academic Integrity, particularly with respect to University-wide standards of academic integrity and differences in local academic cultures. Also consider levels of student education on academic integrity, vehicles for prevention of violations which may help reduce reliance on punishment, and methods of centralized reporting of all offenses to facilitate appropriate recourse in cases of multiple-offenders.  [Originally issued with a report deadline of March 15, 2005.  Subsequently placed on indefinite hold until the University administration's committee completes its review of the policy.]
Budget and Finance Committee - Menahem Spiegel, Chair
Response to Charge S-0414, Student Fees  (Please note there are extensive appendices with this report. If you wish to have the appendices with you at the Senate meeting, please print them out and bring them with you. The appendices will not be copied or included with the packets distributed at the meeting.)
Original Charge: Examine all student fees collected for university-wide purposes paid by Rutgers University undergraduates on all three campuses.  Research the origins of these fees, the programs and projects that they have funded in the past and any future plans for the use of these funds.  Recommend best practices for the appropriate use of this fee money in light of these findings.  In addition, recommend ways in which university-wide student fee information can be made more widely available to all Rutgers University students.
Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee - Natalie Borisovets, Chair
Response to Charge S-0602, Course-Textbook Reserve Requirement
Original Charge: Consider the New Brunswick Faculty Councilís Report and Resolution Regarding Requiring Course Textbooks to be Placed on Reserve, and make recommendations for review and action by the University Senate on this issue.
University Structure and Governance Committee - Tricia Nolfi and Jonathan Tittler, Co-chairs
Response to Charge S-0604, Shared Governance
Original Charge: In preparation for the upcoming Middle States reaccreditation process, examine the current state of shared governance at Rutgers, using the introduction of All-Funds budgeting, the ongoing restructuring of undergraduate education in New Brunswick, and the response to the large cuts in state funding as test cases. In each case, were all the appropriate stakeholders actively engaged in the process? Was appropriate input obtained from faculty, staff, administrators, students and other stakeholders before critical decisions were made? Did the various faculty and student governance organizations play effective roles? What weaknesses in shared governance were revealed in these cases? Based on this assessment, make recommendations for strengthening shared governance at Rutgers.
Student Affairs Committee - Valerie Johnson and Kimberly Mauroff, Co-chairs
and Equal Opportunity Committee - Gus Friedrich, Chair
Response to Charge S-0702 (formerly S-0406), Tolerance and Sensitivity
Original Charge S-0702: Diversity and Tolerance: Review what relevant services are available on each campus for dealing with diversity and tolerance issues, and assess how well they are serving their intended functions within current budget limitations. This review should include an assessment of how well the University population on each campus knows about these functions generally, as well as the ease of finding this information for those who might seek help on specific issues arising in these areas. A prioritized list of future directions for reallocating, improving and/or expanding services might also be developed in this review. Provide preliminary report to Senate Executive Committee by April 2, 2007. [Note: This charge was made a joint charge (EOC and SAC) by the Senate Executive Committee on March 2, 2007. At that time, the following language, which was formerly designated as EOC charge S-0406, was added to this joint charge.] Explore and recommend other ways in which tolerance, sensitivity and open dialog may be promoted at Rutgers,  particularly among students, in media content, housing, and other areas.
OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT - Samuel Rabinowitz, Vice Chairperson

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISONS

ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR MEETING

*Note: Addition of items to the Agenda requires a two-thirds vote. The overall time limit for this Senate meeting is 3-1/2 hours. Specific time and limits are set for questions and debate; not for presentation of reports. After approval, extension of time limits requires a two-thirds vote.