MINUTES    Regular Meeting of the University Senate
DATE    November 9, 2007
TIME AND PLACE    1:10 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Avenue, College Avenue Campus
MEMBERS PRESENT:  Adam, Allender, Atzbi, Barone, Becker, Bhuyan, Blimling, Bodnar, Boikess, Borisovets, Boylan, Bubb, Bumby, Butter, Caprio, Chiesa, Ciklamini, Cooke, Coppolo, Cotter, Covey, Cowen, Creese, Dutta, Ellis, Finegold, Fishbein, Fowler, Friedrich, Furmanski, Gaunt, Gillett, Gimenez, Gliserman, Goodman, Gould, Greaux, Greenfeld, Greenhut, Gutierrez, Halim, Hall, Heckscher, Hyman, Jackson, Johnson-Scott, Kalelkar, Kapoor, Kanj, Keating, Kemeny, Kerkhof, Kind, Kociol, Kowler, Laguna-Diaz, Leath, Lemieux, Maddison, Markert, Markowitz, McCall, McCormick, McCoy-Carter, Messer, J. Meyer, W. Meyer, Molloy, Mulcahy, Mulvey, Nakhaie, Nangle, Ng, Niederman, Palmon, Panayotatos, Pottick, F. Puniello, O. Puniello, Rabinowitz, Rankin, J. Robinson, Rockland, Rodgers, Sangiamo, Sass, Sharp, Shivers, Shmulenson, P. Simmons, Slavin, Smith, Sofer, Spiegel, Stauffer, Stein, Stone, Swisher, Szatrowski, K. Thompson, Traxler, Vodak, M. Wagner, R. Wagner, Wang, Wild, Wyhopen, Yares
EXCUSED:  Alger, Barrett, Busia, Bynes, Coit, DeLisi, Diamond, Diner, Edwards, Galili, Gonzalez-Palmer, Gugig, Guo, Hughes, Kern, Leonard, Li, Lomiguen, McKeever, Nolfi, Oren, Palis, Patel, Schantz, Schein, R. Simmons, Tittler, Tony, Williams, Winterbauer, Yeagle
ABSENT:  Adames, Amirahmadi, Barbarese, Cohick, Colin, Cooper, Cruzan, Deutsch, Dienst, Foley, Goldman, Graycar, Grant, Greene, Gunderson, Habib, Holzer, Janes, Kenfield, Khan, Klein, Koza, Lashley, Lehne, Livingston, Lopez, Marchetta, Marsh, Mistry, Norville, Pedersen, M. Robinson, Schock, Schumacher, Solomon, Sosa, R. Thompson, Tomassone, Toney-Boss, Van Til, Wallace, Youkneveich
ATTENDANCE                        Faculty:  Of 83 total:  55 present (66%), 11 excused (13%), 17 absent (21%)
SUMMARY                              Students:  Of 53 total: 35 present (66%), 6 excused (11%), 12 absent (23%)
                                                   Administrators:  Of 29 total: 11 present (38%), 9 excused (31%), 9 absent (31%)
                                                   Alumni:  Of 6 total:  3 present (50%), 1 excused (17%), 2 absent (33%)
                                                   Staff:  Of 10 total:  4 present (40%), 3 excused (30%), 3 absent (30%)
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PRESIDING OFFICER           Samuel Rabinowitz, Chairperson

Chairperson Rabinowitz called the meeting to order at 1:20 p.m., and moved directly to the day's agenda.

SECRETARY'S REPORT - Kenneth Swalagin, Executive Secretary
ADMINISTRATIVE REPORT - President Richard L. McCormick 

President McCormick, noting that he was still working largely within the framework he outlined in his annual address in September, presented an administrative report which included comments on the following topics:
President McCormick then responded to questions on the above topics, and to an expression of gratitude for recent improvements and enhancements of the Camden Campus.

Middle States Reaccreditation Report - Dean/Senator Robert Goodman, Committee Chair

Robert Goodman, Executive Dean of the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and chair of Rutgers' Reaccreditation Committee, presented a summary of the ongoing reaccreditation process. The Senate, having been directed previously to Rutgers' Draft Self-Study Report on the reaccreditation, then discussed and commented on the report.


Academic Integrity Policy, Committee-of-the-Whole Discussion
- Martha Cotter, Co-chair of the Senate's Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee introduced a discussion of the Academic Integrity Policy. Senators had been asked to read both the Current Policy and Draft Revised Policy on Academic Integrity. Senator Natalie Borisovets then moved the Senate into committee of the whole for a discussion structured around a previously distributed framework of background, topics, and questions formulated to support the discussion and promote Senate and community feedback on the draft revisions. Cotter explained that, although the framework was intended as a guide for the discussion, comments were welcome on any aspect of the Academic Integrity Policy.

Having entered committee of the whole, comments and questions (most of which were responded to by Cotter) were heard on aspects of academic integrity which included:
Previously established time limits for this discussion having been reached, the Senate voted to extend discussion time for 20 minutes.

Cotter again summarized the areas where community input was needed, and invited the Senate to speak on those and any other related issues. Continuing comments were voiced on specific topics which included:
Again on Senator Borisovets' motion, the Senate rose from committee of the whole at 3:11 p.m. Cotter thanked the Senate for their comments.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT: Vice Chairperson Paul Leath reported on the October 26, 2007 Senate Executive Committee meeting.

OLD BUSINESS: There was no old business.

NEW BUSINESS: There was no new business.

CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISON REPORTS: There were no reports from campus faculty liaisons.

REPORTS OF THE REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES: There had been no board meetings since the previous Senate meeting.

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the University Senate