MINUTES: Regular Meeting of the University Senate

DATE: October 19, 2012

TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Rutgers Student Center, New Brunswick Campus

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Alvi, Aubry, Baffo, Bagchi, Balog, Barchi, Beachem, Bell, Berman, Bhuyan, Boikess, Borisovets, Boustany, Buchholtz, Burrell, Cashin, Coleman, Cotter, Covington, Dantzler, Deenamsetty, DeLisi, Dowd, Edward, Edwards, Endicott, Fagley, Farino, Fernandez, Figueira, Finegold, Fiore, Fishbein, Gallo, Gao, Gaunt, Geerdts, Gillett, Glaser, Gomes, Goodman, Gould, Greenhut, Guo, Hackworth, Haibach, R. Harris, Hetling, Hinch, Hudson, Hughes, Janes, Jimenez, Karunanithi, Katz, Kenfield, Klein, Krenos, Lakkaraju, Lindgren, Lynch, Mazurek, McKeever, Midlarsky, Minsky, Mullen, Muse, Naus, Navrot, Niederman, O'Connor, Oboh, Oliver, Otto, Ottomanelli, Padgett, Panayotatos, A. Patel, R. Patel, Pavlik, Pirrello, Puhak, Rabinowitz, Redlawsk, Robinson, Rodgers, Rosario, H. Roth, Saito, Scherrer, Schurman, Schwartz, Seethamraju, Shamshair, Shapiro, Sheflin, Sokolov, Sorensen, Spiegel, Stauffer, Stein, Stillwagon, Suplee, Takhistov, Tancs, Taylor, Tehrani, Thompson, Thuno, Toney-Boss, Trivedi, Tsakalakos, Uzun, Van de Walle, Velan, Wagner, Wasserman, Weigert, White, W. Williams, Winkler, Wolf, Yabut, Zimmerman

Abu El-Haj, Angell, Amaya-Fernandez, Barone, Chant, Cimiotti, Crowell, DiVito, Falk, Goldstein, Heckscher, Hyndman, Laguna, Laquidara, Lewis, Markowitz, Messer, Moran, Norville, C. Ortiz, Pottick, Rogers, Saltzman, Schrire, Schulman, Sikorski, Sowinski, Spasojevic, Vander Hoff, Vodak, Wang

Akinlabi, Alizadeh, Atkins, Avakame, Baldwin, Barcy, Barraco, Bubb, Bunch, Cachel, Clear, Coghlan, Creese, Dietrich, Dixit, Evans, Farmer, Farris, Fehn, Ganesh, Grabosky, J. Harris, Hoffman, Holzemer, Holzer, Jaloudi, Kukor, Li, Lindenmeyer, Maher, Mao, Miranti, Mitchell, R. Ortiz, Pandey, Pavlovic, Pritchett, Reade, Sahi, Schantz, Schement, Shafer, Shiffrar, Simmons, Small-Post, Solomon, Spellmeyer, Szatrowski, Taghon, Tursi, Wei, R. Williams, Winterbauer, Yeagle

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY: Faculty: Of 106 total: 65 present (61%), 16 excused (15%), 25 absent (24%); Students: Of 48 total: 33 present (69%), 6 excused (12%), 9 absent (19%); Administrators: Of 35 total: 12 present (34%), 5 excused (15%), 18 absent (52%); Staff: Of 14 total: 10 present (72%), 3 excused (21%), 1 absent (7%); Alumni: Of 6 total: 4 present (66%), 1 excused (17%), 1 absent (17%)
View Senate Attendance Record for this year

PRESIDING OFFICER: Paul Panayotatos, Chairperson


University Senate Chairperson Paul Panayotatos called the meeting to order at 1:13 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Rutgers Student Center, College Avenue Campus, New Brunswick. He welcomed everyone to the Senate meeting, and made a brief chairperson's report during which he encouraged everyone to vote for the candidates of their choice on Election Day, and to support the higher education bond issue that would appear on the ballot as well.

SECRETARY'S REPORT - Ken Swalagin, Executive Secretary


Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee (ICAC) Response to Charge S-1103 on Information Technology and IT Services at Rutgers - Menahem Spiegel, BFC Chair, noted that the BFC forms a subcommittee for each charge it receives, but that the subcommittee chair, Paul Miranti, was unable to attend the Senate meeting. He then summarized his committee's report and recommendations on Information Technology and IT Services at Rutgers. Senator Ann Gould moved a friendly amendment to remove from the report a sentence referring to Dell Kase software. The amendment was accepted as friendly by Spiegel on behalf of the BFC. Following additional discussion, the report, as amended, was adopted by the Senate. [Note: Link above goes to the report as amended and adopted.]

Research, and Graduate and Professional Education Committee (RGPEC) Response to Charge S-1107 on Publication Repository - Jane Otto, RGPEC Co-chair, and Laura Mullen, a non-Senator member of the RGPEC subcommittee appointed for her expertise in the area of open access, summarized the RGPEC and Open Access Subcommittee report and recommendations on Publications Repository. The report, as presented, also included two supporting documents: an Open Access Factsheet and an Open Access Presentation. Following discussion, the report was adopted by the Senate. 

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - President Robert L. Barchi

University President Barchi noted that he had presented a longer, formal report to the Senate the previous month. He then presented an administrative report, which included comments on topics including:
President Barchi then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the topics included in his administrative report, as well as:
REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: Senator Samuel Rabinowitz, Faculty Representative to the Board of Governors, reported on the previous day's Board of Governors meeting. Senator Martha Cotter, Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, reported that the Board of Trustees had not met since the previous month's Senate meeting.

There were no reports from Campus Faculty Liaisons.

ADJOURNMENT: On motion, the meeting adjourned at 2:25 p.m.

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