Regular Meeting of the University SenateDATE: September 16, 2005
TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Multipurpose
Arias, Barbarese, Barone,
PRESIDING OFFICER: Martha Cotter, ChairpersonCHAIRPERSON’S REPORT: Chairperson Cotter welcomed Senators, guests, and all participants. She introduced: Ken Swalagin, Executive Secretary of the Senate; Jillian Curtis, Parliamentarian; Sam Rabinowitz, Vice Chair of the Senate; and Linda Mickelsen, Senate administrative assistant. Chairperson Cotter also introduced the Senate’s standing-committee chairs, and gave a brief preview of some issues to be addressed by the Senate and its committees this year, including: the report and recommendations of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education, the University’s copyright and academic integrity policies, and the status of full-time non-tenure-track faculty.
Chairperson Cotter then outlined the procedure for the
question-and-answer period which was to follow President McCormick’s
Address to the Community. The procedure
allowed anyone present to pose a question, with no preference given to
Senators, but questions were limited to one per person, and to one
less, with no follow-up.
PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL ADDRESS TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY: Chairperson Cotter introduced President McCormick, who took the lectern. President McCormick then presented his Second Annual Address to the University Community, the text of which has been posted online at http://president.rutgers.edu/address05_speech.shtml.A question-and-answer period followed, during which President McCormick responded to questions on issues largely relating to the report of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education, but which also included: Rutgers’ efforts to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina; study-abroad opportunities; plans for College Avenue, Busch and Livingston Campuses; the overall size of Rutgers University, and of its student body; the cost of gasoline, and Rutgers’ mileage reimbursement policy; and others.
being no further business before the
University Senate, Chairperson adjourned
the meeting at 4:30 p.m.