Regular Meeting of the University Senate
DATE: November 22, 2002
TIME AND PLACE: 1:10 p.m., Multipurpose Room, Rutgers Student Center, 126 College Avenue, College Avenue Campus
MEMBERS PRESENT: Adelaja, Advani, Ambar, Barnes, Barone, Baruh, Bathory, Berz, Blasi, Borisovets, Bossard, Bottega, Boylan, Brazier, Caprio, Caruso, Case, Cerulo, Chambers, Chism, Cohen, Colaizzi, A. Cooper, T. Cooper, Cotter, Cowley, Darien, E. Dennis, R. Dennis, DeRosa, Dess, Deutsch, Diner, Domb, Doshi, Durante, Evans, Flanagan, Forman, Gaunt, Gillett, Gossett, Greenhut, Hall, Hanlon, Hara, Haugerud, Hawkesworth, Hirschmugl, Hirsh, Holcomb, Hornichter, J. Hughes, R. Hughes, Hyndman, Josh Jackson, Jesse, Jessen, Karel, Kauffman, Kennedy, Kenney, Kirby, Kirschner, Kleiman, Kokini, Kressel, Krucher, Lashley, Leath, Lee, Leontiades, Leustek, Liberman, Lichtenfeld, Manhoff, Markowitz, Maudlin, McKay, McKeever, Mensah, Miller, Naus, Nedick, Nordstrom, O’Connor, Oren, Panayotatos, Pancholy, Parrish, Pellegrine, Penfield, Pieczenik, Pottick, Preston, Puniello, Rabii, Rabinowitz, Ramsay, Roden, Saidel, Salge, Samuels, Schiavo, Scott, Seneca, Silver, Simmons, H. Smith, N. Smith, D. Snyder, P. Snyder, Sondahl, Swenson, Szatrowski, Tandon, Thompson, Tuckman, Vodak, Wadia, Walker, Walker-Andrews, Wasserman, Webb, Winterbauer, Wozniak, Zaborszky
EXCUSED: Bell, Boikess, Bry, Cronk, Davidson, DeCarlo, El-Shakhs, Erlichson, Friedrich, Gillis, Gould, Grennille, Hart, Hillman, Hodgson, Jones, Keoskey, Klein, Laguna-Diaz, Lanterman, Messer, Obayashi, Perr, Plummer, Rijhsinghani, Schlegel, Sears, Shovlin, Wang, Wilkinson, Worrall
ABSENT: Bay, Breton, Bushnell, Cicma, Dekhterman, Driscoll, Elgallab, Fischetti, Griffiths, Joanne Jackson, Johnson, Joo, Kenfield, Lehman, Maradonna, Massenburg, Maurer, Owusu, Shah, Solomon, Stauffer, Sukhdeo, Taylor, Tsurumi, Zylstra
ATTENDANCE SUMMARY: Faculty: Of 90
total: 69 present (67%), 21 excused (23%) 9 absent (10%);
Students: Of 48 total: 33 present (69%), 3 excused (6%),
12 absent (25%); Administrators: Of 39 total: 28 present
(72%), 6 excused (15%), 5 absent (13%); Alumni: Of 6 total:
4 present (67%), 2 excused (33%), 0 absent
View Senate attendance record for this year
NON-VOTING MEMBER PRESENT: Redd
NON-VOTING MEMBERS ABSENT: Sambolin, Wright
PRESIDING OFFICER: Paul Panayotatos, Chairperson
CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT: Chairperson Panayotatos opened the meeting by noting that the day’s agenda was an unusual one which could include a general discussion of the Report of the New Jersey Commission on Health Science, Education and Training (NJCHSET). He also said that most of his Chairperson’s Report would be a summary of, and comments on, the Initial Response of the Senate to the NJCHSET Report under “Old Business.” He added that the response of the Senate was prepared in its role as an advisory body to both the President and the Board of Governors, and that it is appropriate for the University Senate to present opinions on any crucial issues affecting Rutgers. Chairperson Panayotatos asked Senators to send their ideas or comments on the NJCHSET Report, or on improving Rutgers, to any member of the Senate’s Executive Committee.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY: Agenda: Secretary Swalagin noted that the agenda had been revised to include an additional communication, and to place the Chairperson’s report on the Senate’s Initial Response to the NJCHSET Report under "Old Business." On motion and duly seconded, the agenda was approved as revised. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/1102agen.html]
Minutes: Approval of the Minutes of the October 18, 2002 Senate meeting was inadvertently overlooked. Following the Camden Campus Report and subsequent question-and-answer period, on motion and duly seconded, the Minutes of that Senate meeting were approved as distributed by the Secretary. [http://senate.rutgers.edu/101802se.html]
Communications: Presented as communications to the Senate were:
WHEREAS, the Executive Committee of the University Senate of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey was authorized by the University Senate to prepare the Initial Response to the Report of the New Jersey Commission on Health Science, Education, and Training; and,
WHEREAS, the Initial Response was presented to the Board of Governors at its November 8, 2002 meeting; and,
WHEREAS, the Board of Governors wishes to recognize the time and effort that were required in conducting a careful review of the proposals contained in the report; and,
WHEREAS, the Board of Governors commends the Executive Committee for presenting the areas of concern in a thoughtful, articulate and collegial manner relative to the vision to advance New Jersey public research universities to the top tier of state university systems;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey extends its deepest appreciation to the University Senate for its Initial Response and welcomes its sage advice in all matters related to this report.
Board of Governors
November 8, 2002
CAMDEN CAMPUS REPORT:
Camden Provost Roger Dennis took the lectern and presented a synopsis of the Camden Campus Report. (The report had been distributed to the Senate in advance, and is attached to the master copy of these minutes as Attachment A.)
A question-and-answer period followed, during which Provost Dennis responded to questions and comments on subjects including the potential effects of the proposed merger of Rutgers with UMDNJ and NJIT, and parking on the Camden Campus.
[Minutes of the October 18, 2002 Senate Meeting were approved at this point.]
Chairperson Panayotatos also said that the Senate reserves the right to expand and/or amend the Response as discussions continue. Chairperson Panayotatos also noted the Board of Governors’ thanks for the Response, his appreciation of the encouragement of President Designate McCormick and Acting President Samuels, his recent meetings and discussions with representatives of NJIT and UMDNJ, coverage of this issue at the Governor’s Caucus at Douglass, and the intention to ask the administration to share with the Senate Executive Committee comments received from Rutgers units on the proposed merger.
ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at 3:41 p.m.
Following adjournment, Senators Pieczenik, Oren, and Walker-Andrews commented on the NJCHSET Report.
Secretary of the University Senate