RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE

MEETING AGENDAS

Friday, May 2, 2003


ANNUAL MEETING AGENDA FOR THE ELECTION OF 2003-04 OFFICERS, EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND BOARD REPRESENTATIVES

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM  - Paul Panayotatos, Chairperson

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY

REPORT OF THE NOMINATING PANEL  -  Daniel OíConnor, Chairperson
Slate of Nominees, with Attendance Record

NOMINATIONS FROM THE FLOOR

STATEMENTS OF THE NOMINEES

VOTING AND COLLECTION OF BALLOTS

RECESS OF THE ANNUAL MEETING


REGULAR MEETING AGENDA OF THE 2002-03 SENATE

CALL TO ORDER, DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIRPERSONíS REPORT
  - Paul Panayotatos, Chairperson

REPORT OF THE SECRETARY

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT  -  President Richard L. McCormick

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee, Natalie Borisovets, Chair
Report in Response to Charge S-9912, Student Advising
This report has been revised to incorporate Student Affairs Committee input.

Original Charge:  Review resources currently available for student advising, including those provided by departments, schools or colleges, Career Services and Psychological Services.  What types and how many staff/faculty are available for advising?  What types of advising are carried out, and by whom (faculty, staff)?  How are advisors providing information on course selection, major requirements, post-graduate opportunities?  How are advisors receiving their own training?  At what stage of their academic careers do students avail themselves of these services?  Are electronic media being efficiently utilized to provide advising?  Make recommendations for improving academic advising, publicizing its availability, and encouraging students to make better use of these services.  This charge should be coordinated with the Academic Services Committee of the New Brunswick Faculty Council, which is currently considering a parallel charge, and units on Camden and Newark campuses, as appropriate.
Student Affairs Committee, Tahirah Cooper and Matthew Ramsay, Co-chairs
Report in Response to Charge S-0213, Textbook Buyback
Original Charge:  Examine the issue of faculty placement of textbook orders and its effect on book buyback prices.  Provide recommendations on methods of encouraging more advanced placement of textbook orders.
Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee, Craig Oren and Arlene Walker-Andrews, Co-chairs
Status Report on Charges:  S-0106, Minus Grades; and S-0211, Graduate Add/Drop Period.  This report is for INFORMATION ONLY.
Original Charges:

S-0106:  Explore the question of whether minus grades should be added to the default University grading system.
S-0211:  Investigate and report on issues relating to current graduate student add/drop periods.  Advise on whether a permanent, formalized, and separate graduate add/drop period should be instituted.

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE  -  Samuel Rabinowitz, Vice Chairperson

REPORT OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES

CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISONS

ADJOURNMENT OF THE REGULAR MEETING


ANNUAL MEETING  -  Reconvenes

REPORT OF ELECTION RESULTS

ADJOURNMENT OF THE ANNUAL MEETING
 
 
 
 

*Note:  Addition of items to the Agenda requires a two-thirds vote.  There is an overall time limit of
2-1/2 hours for Senate meetings.  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.