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


ALSO ATTENDING EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REGULAR SESSION: Cashin (Student Board of Governors Respresentative), Haibach (Graduate Student Board of Trustees Representative),O'Connor (New Brunswick Faculty Liaison), Yabut (Undergraduate Student Board of Trustees Representative)

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on 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 format.]

1.    Chairperson’s Report  - 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.

4.    Standing Committees

Committee Reports:

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.

Faculty 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 Senate meeting.

Pending Charge Deadlines:

The deadline for Research, and Graduate and Professional Education Committee Charge S-1207 on Support for International Students was extended to April 2013.

5.    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 Meeting

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.

7.    Old Business

There was no old business.

8.    New Business

There was no new business.

8.    Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 4:06 p.m.

Minutes written and submitted by,

Ken Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the University Senate