January 11, 2013

MEMBERS PRESENT: Berman, Borisovets, Gould, Panayotatos (Chair), Puhak, Rosario, Swalagin (Executive Secretary), Thompson

MEMBERS EXCUSED: Barraco, Boikess, Bubb, Dantzler, Gillett, Muse

ALSO ATTENDING: Cotter (Faculty Board of Trustees Representative), Edwards (Administrative Liaison/EVP for Academic Affairs), Greenhut (Senate Parliamentarian), Haibach (Graduate Student Board of Trustees Representative), Rabinowitz (Faculty Board of Governors Representative/Camden Faculty Liaison), Spiegel (Faculty Board of Trustee Representative)

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 1:10 p.m. in the Executive Board Room of Administrative Services Building-III, Cook Campus.

1. Chairperson’s Report 

Senate and Executive Committee Chairperson Paul Panayotatos called the meeting to order at 1:13 p.m. He said that it will be an interesting year, noting that the UMDNJ integration deadline is July 1, and that Rutgers is proceeding with planning for Rutgers' 250th anniversary in  2016.  He said that he had met the previous Tuesday with President Barchi and Executive Vice President Edwards to continue the regular, beginning-of-semester discussion, and that the meeting had been frank and productive.

2.    Secretary’s Report - Ken Swalagin, Executive Secretary of the Senate
3.    Administrative Liaison

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Richard Edwards presented an administrative report, which included comments on:
Edwards then responded to questions, or heard comments, on the above topics as well as:

4.    Standing Committees

Committee Report:

Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) Follow-Up to Charge S-1003A on Academic Calendar, Part 2 - The ASRAC had originally been charged with examining Rutgers' academic calendar, and responded in April 2010 and October 2010. ]This report addressed a portion of the academic calendar issues not resolved in the earlier ASRAC reports and recommendations, specifically those related to the fall 2015 academic calendar.] ASRAC Co-chair Martha Cotter summarized her committee's report and recommendations on Charge S-1003 on the Academic Calendar. The report was discussed, and Cotter agreed to correct some dates in  the text. The report was then docketed for action at the  upcoming Senate meeting.

Pending Charge Deadlines:

Deadlines for pending, specific charges to committees were extended, as needed.

5.    January 25, 2013 Senate Meeting

The agenda for the January 25, 2013 Senate meeting was discussed. In addition to the committee report docketed above, the meeting will include a New Brunswick Campus Report by Interim New Brunswick Chancellor Richard Edwards.

6.    Old Business

There was no old business.

7.    New Business

There was no new business.

8.    Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 1:57 p.m.

Minutes written and submitted by,

Ken Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the University Senate