CALL TO ORDER,
DETERMINATION OF A QUORUM, AND CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT
Chairperson Panayotatos called the meeting to order at 1:12 p.m.
in the Multipurpose
Room of the Rutgers Student Center, College Avenue
Brunswick. He welcomed all present, and congratulated
Rutgers and those responsible for Rutgers joining the Committee on
SECRETARY'S REPORT - Ken Swalagin, Executive Secretary of the
- Agenda: The meeting agenda was as
distributed by the executive secretary.
- Minutes: The Minutes of the
November 16, 2012 Senate Meeting were approved as distributed
by the executive secretary.
- Communications: The
following communication was distributed to the Senate:
on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) Tenth Anniversary National Meeting,
at the University of South Florida, Tampa. February 1-3, 2013. We have
titled the meeting: "Expanding the Role of Faculty in the Governance of
Intercollegiate Athletics at Both the
National and Campus Levels". Representatives of COIA member
institutions and others concerned about the future of intercollegiate
athletics are invited to attend. Click http://blogs.comm.psu.edu/thecoia/?page_id=255
for details and registration information.
Structure and Governance Committee (USGC) Response
to Charge S-1201 on Senate Size and Composition
- Peter Gillett and Jon Oliver, USGC Co-chairs
University Structure and Governance Committee Co-chairs Peter Gillett
and Jon Oliver presented the USGC response and recommendations on
Charge S-1201, on Senate Size and Composition. Gillett summarized the
report. The recommendations in the report included changes to Senate
bylaws and the Senate's enabling University Policies. In accordance
with established parliamentary procedure, the report was introduced at
the previous Senate meeting, and was docketed for action
at this meeting. Without additional discussion, the Senate adopted the
report and its recommendations as presented by the USGC.
to Amend Standing
Charge of the Budget and Finance Committee (BFC)
submitted by BFC Chair Menahem Spiegel - Menahem
Spiegel, BFC Chair
Budget and Finance Committee Chair Menahem Spiegel
was excused from the Senate meeting, so BFC member Senator Thomas
Figueira summarized his committee's request to amend the BFC standing
adding responsibility for presenting to the Senate an annual report on
the Rutgers budget. The amendment constitutes a change to Senate
bylaws by changing a committee's standing charge. In accordance
with established parliamentary procedure, the request was introduced
discussed briefly at the previous Senate meeting, and was docketed for
action at this meeting. The proposed amendment was adopted by
acclamation without discussion as
BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
This Committee shall concern itself with all matters
related to budget priorities, allocations and general planning, as
provided in section 2.2.2. B of the University regulations. These
responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the
To select and study policy issues
associated with the University's budget, including priorities and
allocation of funds, and to develop recommendations to the Senate.
To evaluate the probable financial impact of proposed new programs
being considered by the Senate.
To receive, study, and make recommendations to the Senate, and through
it to the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, with respect to
requests from members of the University community or others with a
legitimate interest regarding Rutgers University investments.
To consider, study, and make recommendations to the Senate, and through
it to the Board of Governors and Board of Trustees, with respect to any
investment policies of the University that may involve ethical and
moral principles as established by the Boards of Governors and Trustees.
To consider broad issues related to physical plant and infrastructure,
space, transportation, and safety on and among the three campuses.
Present to the Senate an annual report on the Rutgers University Budget.
There was no old business.
There was no new
- Robert L. Barchi, University
President Barchi presented an administrative report,
which included comments on the following subjects:
- integration of UMDNJ into Rutgers University, including recent
Board of Governors and Board of Trustees actions and votes on the
matter, and plans to move into the labor-intensive implementation phase;
- joining the Committee on Institutional Cooperation,
and the benefits thereof; and
- strategic planning (which included a PowerPoint
presentation), and solicitation of Rutgers community input and comments
on that planning.
President Barchi then responded to questions, or heard comments, on
REPORTS OF REPRESENTATIVES TO BOARDS
OF GOVERNORS AND TRUSTEES:
- Rutgers' response to Hurricane Sandy;
- breaking relations with Adidas, and related Students Against
- Rutgers' entry into the Big Ten;
- New Brunswick Faculty Council's hopes to be involved in strategic
planning and the facilities master plan;
- UMDNJ integration, including ranking of UMDNJ programs, and
issues related to academic freedom for part-time faculty and
full-time, non-tenure-track faculty;
- engaging alumni;
- Rutgers' bond rating;
- benefits of membership in the Committee on Institutional
- consultation with faculty on issues such as debt, funding, and
- course grading, and related student concerns; and
- the role of part-time lecturers.
Samuel Rabinowitz, Faculty Representative to the Board of
Governors, reported on the November 19 Board of Governors
meeting. Senator Martha Cotter, Faculty
Representative to the Board of Trustees, reported on the December 6
Board of Trustees meeting.
CAMPUS FACULTY LIAISON REPORTS:
Samuel Rabinowitz, chair Camden
Faculty Council, reported that
the council has met, is working
on establishing its bylaws. Senator Daniel
O'Connor, chair of the New
Brunswick Faculty Council
reported on recent plans and activities of the New Brunswick Faculty
On motion, the meeting
adjourned at 2:32 p.m.
Minutes Written and Submitted by:
Executive Secretary of the University Senate