M I N U T E S
February 8, 2013
MEMBERS PRESENT AT OPEN DISCUSSION ON
STRATEGIC PLANNING: Aubry, Baffo, Barchi, Barcy, Berman,
Borisovets, Cashin, Coleman, Cotter, Dantzler, L. Fernandez, Figueira,
Gillett, Glaser, Gould, Haibach, Heckscher, Midlarsky, Muse, Navrot,
O'Connor, Ottomanelli, Panayotatos, Pirrello, Puhak, Rabinowtiz,
Rosario, Sahi, Schurman, Shapiro, Sikorski, Spiegel, Takhistov,
Thompson, Velan, Yabut
MEMBERS PRESENT AT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REGULAR SESSION:
Gillett, Gould, Panayotatos (Chair), Puhak,
MEMBERS EXCUSED FROM EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE REGULAR SESSION: Barraco,
Boikess, Dantzler, Muse
ATTENDING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
REGULAR SESSION: Cashin (Student Board of Governors
Haibach (Graduate Student Board of
Representative),O'Connor (New Brunswick Faculty Liaison), Yabut
(Undergraduate Student Board of Trustees Representative)
The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 3:35 p.m. in the G. H. Cook Conference
Room, Cook Campus.
[Note: Prior to convening in regular session at 3:35 p.m., the
Executive Committee had hosted a discussion with President Barchi on
Rutgers' strategic planning, to which the entire Senate had been
invited. That discussion began at 1:21 p.m. in the Cook Campus Center,
and continued until 3:11 p.m. The Executive Committee then moved to a
smaller room in the Cook Campus Center and convened in its usual
- Paul Panayotatos, Senate Chairperson
Senate and Executive Committee Chairperson Paul Panayotatos called the
meeting to order at 3:23 p.m. There was no chairperson's report.
2. Secretary’s Report - Ken Swalagin,
Executive Secretary of the Senate
3. Administrative Liaison
No administrative liaison was present at the meeting.
Instruction, Curricula and Advising
Committee (ICAC) Report
and Recommendations on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)
[Note: Link goes to the report as subsequently adopted by the Senate.]
ICAC Chair Natalie Borisovets summarized her committee's report and
recommendations on Massive Open Online Courses. This report was
produced on ICAC initiative, and was therefore without a charge from
the Executive Committee. The report was discussed, and some suggestions
were made for minor changes. It was then docketed for action at the
February 28, 2013 University Senate meeting.
and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Report
and Recommendations on Charge A-0812B on Evaluation of Administrators,
Part II: Evaluation of Upper Administrators
[Note: Link goes
to the report as subsequently adopted by the Senate.] - FPAC Co-chairs
Ann Gould and Paul Panayotatos summarized their committee's report and
recommendations on Evaluation of Administrators, Part II: Evaluation of
Upper Administrators. Panayotatos explained
that recent and anticipated changes to Rutgers' central administrative
structure had affected the original charge on this matter, and that the
current report would focus on evaluation of Rutgers president. The report was then docketed for
action at the upcoming
The deadline for Research, and Graduate
and Professional Education Committee Charge S-1207 on Support for
International Students was extended to April 2013.
Special Student Organization Concept Plans
The following two concept plans were submitted by special student
organizations for review by the
University Senate Executive Committee and/or Student Affairs Committee
pursuant to conducting referenda for funding via term bills next
semester. The plans were to be
reviewed as outlined in University Policy
on Special Student Organization Funding:
Both concept plans were referred by the Executive Committee to the
Senate's Student Affairs Committee for initial review and response to
the Executive Committee.
6. Agenda for February 22, 2013 Senate
The February 28, 2013 Senate meeting will be held on the Newark Campus.
In addition to the two committee reports docketed for action above, the
meeting will also include a Newark Campus Report by Interim Newark
Chancellor Philip Yeagle.
There was no old business.
8. New Business
There was no new business.
The meeting adjourned at 4:06 p.m.
Minutes written and submitted by,
Executive Secretary of the University Senate