Text of Interim President Edwards'
August 8, 2012 Response to Senate report and recommendations on Charge
S-0812A, Part II, Evaluation of Upper Administrators:
Dear Mr. Swalagin:
I am writing in response to
the Report and Recommendations on Charge S-0812A, Part II, Evaluation
of Upper Administrators, as adopted by the University Senate on March
upon the recommendation of the Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
As you know, the university
is in a stage of considerable transition. Dr. Robert L. Barchi will
Rutgers presidency effective September 1, 2012. In addition, the New
Medical and Health Sciences Education Restructuring Act, which awaits
by Gov. Christie and our governing boards, would significantly
university and includes provisions to create several new high-level
administrative positions. Given the
unknown implications of both of these changes on the university’s
administrative structure, I do not support the adoption of a new and
evaluation procedure for upper administrators at this time.
inform the members of FPAC that I appreciate the time and consideration
they have given to the question of extending the Senate process for
reviews to other high-level administrators. However, I do not believe
is an opportune time to consider instituting such an evaluation policy.
L. Edwards, Ph.D.