MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: April 29, 2016

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Busch Student Center, Busch Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Ahmed, Alder, Anaele, Anderson, Arezzi, Asker, Avadhani, Balmer, Barraco, Bhuyan, Boikess, Borden, Borisovets, Bugel, Calabrese, Chandler, Chayko, Cherniss, Cotter, Covello, Dasari, Davis, A. Dsai, DiVito, Dreyer,  Edward, Esposito, Fennell, Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, Fletcher, Gillett, Gold, Gould, K. Gursoy, M. Gursoy, D. Hughes, Huselid, Israel, Jamknanawala, Janniger, Kelshikar, Krapivin, Kustka, LaPointe, B. Lee, K. Lee, Jane Lewis, Markert, McKeever, Miranti, Mouradian, Nissen, Norville, O'Connell, Oleske, Oliver, Otto, Pintar, Pirrello, Puhak, Rabinowitz, Roth, Ryan, Samant, Schulberg, Schwartz, Scoloveno, C. Scott, K. Scott, Settles, Shapley, J. Shapiro, Sharp, Sheflin, Singh, Spiegel, Sulley, Szatrowski, Takacs, Thomson, Thompson, Toney-Boss, Torres, Van Stine, Wagner, Wakim, Wasserman, Winkler, Winterbauer, Zurlo

EXCUSED:  Abacan, Ardeshna, Balog, Barchi, Burley, Charles, Y. Chen, Durham, Farris,  Hayton, Kalan,  Maloney, Meck, Pandey, Ponzio, Prestigiacomo, Saltzman, Struwe, Tamburrello, White

ABSENT:   Aioub, Alizadeh, Anthony, Avadame, Barbarese, Barone, Benford, Blanchett, Boruchoff, Bridgeman, Butterfield, Cantor, Capone, Chau, R. Chen, Coiro, Cooper, Covington, Cruz, Deans, Delnevo, R. Desai, Dixon, Drachtman, D'Souza, Eastman, Edwards, Eisenstein, Gaenza, Fagley, Farmbry, Fehn, Feldman, Gabriel, Gajic, Ganesh, Gonzalez, Goodman, Gower, Gramieri, Grant, Grave, Haddon, Heckscher, Holzemer, Holzer, J. Hughes, Joergensen, Johnson, Joo, Killingsworth, Kolbaba, Kressel, Kukor, Kuzma, LaBella, Langer, Lei, Jan Lewis, Lindenmeyer, Lu, Mahon, Mahtabfar, March, Marcone, Martinez-San Miguel, Maruna, Mazurek, McGinnis, Messer, Meyer, Miller, Moran, Morrell, Murphy, Oberdiek, Okuwobi, Palmer, Parisi, Pitt, Portillo, C. Potter, J. Potter, Pusukur, Ramsamy, Robinson, Salmond, Santana, Scheck, Schiavo, Scotto, M. Shapiro, Shinbrot, Stauffer, Stein, Strom, Sung, Szabo, Theiss, Thomas, Toth, Wang, Williams, Wise

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY: Faculty: Of 105 total: 57 present (52%), 12 excused (11%), 36 absent (34%); Students: Of 45 total: 18 present (40%), 2 excused (4%), 25 absent (56%); Administrators: Of 42 total: 2 present (5%), 4 excused (9%), 36 absent (86%); Staff: Of 16 total: 11 present (69%), 1 excused (6%), 4 absent (25%); Alumni: Of 5 total: 4 present (80%), 0 excused (0%), 1 absent (20%)
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Senate Chair Ann Gould called the last regular meeting of the 2015-16 University Senate to order at 1:41 p.m., after adjournment of the 2016-17 Senate organizational (election) meeting and lunch break. She welcomed everyone, and thanked all Senators for their service. She thanked, in particular, the members of the Executive Committee, the standing committee chairs, Peter Gillett (Senate Vice Chair and Parliamentarian), Ken Swalagin (Executive Secretary of the Senate), Mary Mickelsen (Senate Administrative Assistant), and Tim Barry (the Senate's Work/Study student). She spoke about her experience as Senate chair over the past three years, of this being her last meeting as chair, of the Senate gavel and base made from the Joyce Kilmer oak, and of her appreciation for the efforts of all those with whom she worked as chair.

SECRETARY'S REPORT - Ken Swalagin, Executive Secretary of the Senate
RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION OF ANN GOULD'S SERVICE AS SENATE CHAIR: Peter Gillett read and moved the following resolution, which was seconded and adopted unanimously, followed by a standing ovation by the Senate:

Whereas, Ann Gould is completing her third of three consecutive terms as Chair of the Rutgers University Senate; and

Whereas, during her time as Chair the Senate parsed issues of significant importance to Rutgers University, resulting in over 40 reports and resolutions sent to the University Administration as the advice or action of the Senate; and

Whereas, during her tenure the Senate upheld a spirit of collegiality as the University-wide deliberative body; and

Whereas, she has displayed tact, patience, congeniality, thoroughness and care in moving issues through the Senate; and

Whereas, her service also as Chair of the Senate’s Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee has been invaluable to the University and to the Senate itself; and

Whereas, she has represented us ably before the Board of Governors; and

Whereas, she has exercised leadership with dedication, determination and good will;

Therefore, Be It Resolved that the University Senate expresses its appreciation and gratitude to Senator Ann Gould for her service as our Chair, and that it anticipates with thanks her continued service as Immediate Past Chair and in other senatorial roles she may undertake in the future.


[Old Business]
Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee (ICAC) Revised Response to Charge S-1504 on Determination of Student Participation - Natalie Borisovets, ICAC Chair

This report had been postponed at the two previous Senate meetings. ICAC Chair Natalie Borisovets summarized her committee's revised report and recommendations on Charge S-1504, on Determination of Student Participation, after first withdrawing the earlier version of the report. She then read the resolution, which was adopted on card vote with one opposed.

[At this point in the meeting, Ken Swalagin announced the results of the Senate elections held that morning.]

[Vice Chair Peter Gillett assumed the chair while Ann Gould presented the following FPAC reports.]

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to Charge S-1409 on Greater Integration of Contingent Faculty in the Rutgers Community and Appendix A- Ann Gould, FPAC Co-chair, and Karen Thompson, PTL Member of the FPAC

FPAC co-chair Ann Gould, and FPAC member and PTL Senator Karen Thompson presented the FPAC report and recommendations on Charge S-1409 on Greater Integration of Contingent Faculty in the Rutgers Community. Gould first summarized the report, then Thompson read the resolution, which was adopted unanimously on card vote.

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to Charge A-1603 on Evaluation of Administrators, Part II: Evaluation of Chancellors - Ann Gould and Joseph Markert, FPAC Co-chairs

FPAC co-chairs Ann Gould and Joseph Markert were at the podium for this presentation of their committee's report and recommendations on Charge A-1603 on Evaluation of Administrators, Part II: Evaluation of Chancellors. Gould summarized the report and read the resolution, which was adopted unanimously on card vote.

[Gould resumed the chair.]

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Lee presented on President Barchi's behalf an Administrative Report that included comments on:
Lee then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the above topics, as well as:
SENATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT - Senate Vice Chair Peter Gillett reported on the April 8, 2016 meeting and activities of the Senate Executive Committee. He also thanked Ann Gould for her service as Senate chair.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz, Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors, thanked Ann Gould for her service as Senate chair and Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors, then reported on the April 6 Board of Governors meeting. Senator Asha Samant, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, reported that there had been no Board of Trustees meeting since the previous Senate meeting. 

CAMPUS FACULTY AND STUDENT LIAISON REPORTS: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz, a member of the Camden Faculty council, said that there was no report from that Council. Camden Student Senator Zachary Borden reported on recent Camden student plans and activities. Senator Sanjib Bhuyan, New Brunswick Faculty Council Vice Chair, reported on that group's plans, recent meetings, and elections. Senator Justin Schulberg, New Brunswick Student Member of the Senate Executive Committee, reported on New Brunswick student governing association activities, and expressed thanks for his experience as a University Senator. Senator Patricia Fitzgerald-Bocarsly, RBHS Faculty Council Chair, said that there had been no meeting of that group in the past month.

ADJOURNMENT: Before adjourning, Ann Gould again thanked the Senate. The meeting adjourned at 3:14 p.m.

Minutes Written and Submitted by,
Ken Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the University Senate