June 1, 2001
ATTENDING: Miller (Student BOG Representative 2001-02), Sims (Student
EC Member 2001-02), Wozniak (Undergraduate Student BOT Representative 2001-02)
The regular meeting of the
University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, June 1, 2001
at 1:10 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, Brower Commons, College Avenue
called the meeting to order, and thanked the committee members for a productive
year. She praised the Committee and the Senate for the year’s work,
and welcomed the new Executive Committee members.
Minutes of the April
6, 2001 Executive Committee meeting were approved as distributed by
the Secretary. Minutes
of the April 27, 2001 Senate were approved by the Executive Committee
on behalf of the University Senate.
The following communications were presented and acted upon as noted:
Memorandum from President Lawrence, dated April 12, 2001, thanking the Senate for the Resolution on Disclosure of FASIP Awards, and outlining administrative action to implement the Senate’s recommendations. Noted.
University Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph
Seneca was unable to attend the meeting. His
on the Balance of Full-Time & Part-Time Faculty Teaching at Rutgers
University was distributed to the Committee, and will be discussed
further at the September 2001 Executive Committee meeting.
Committee Membership Assignments and Selection of Chairpersons
chairships and memberships were presented, discussed, and approved.
Chairperson Scott raised two issues related to scheduling committee meetings:
feasibility of teleconferencing meetings between the three campuses, and
scheduling meetings at times other than Senate-Friday mornings. Those
two issues were discussed. Paul Leath suggested that all deans should
identify one alternate who could stand-in when the dean is unable to attend
Senate or standing committee meetings.
Committee approved Chairperson Scott’s motion to charge the University
Structure and Governance Committee with re-examining the standing committee
structure, particularly the composition and standing charges of the Student
Affairs and Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committees.
recommended that all Faculty and Student Caucuses of the Senate should
formulate and publish agendas before convening.
of 2000-2001 Senate Action Items for Possible Follow-Up
A list of the
year’s Senate actions was reviewed. The following items were identified
Use of Social Security Numbers as Student Identification Numbers - Chairperson Scott will look at non-essential uses of Social Security numbers, and will confer with Brian Rose and Ken Iuso, as well as President Lawrence, regarding formation of a committee to follow the issue.
From March 9, 2001 Executive Committee meeting discussion on Livingston Fellows’ concern regarding the faculty’s role in undergraduate admissions, originally discussed at the January 12, 2001 EC meeting: Arlene Walker-Andrews chaired a New Brunswick Faculty Council committee on the issue, which met with Corinne Webb on March 19. Co-chairs of the Student Affairs and Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committees were to have been invited to that meeting as well. No charge was issued to a Senate committee pending the report from the New Brunswick Faculty Council Admissions and Recruitment Subcommittee. Arlene Walker-Andrews was not present at this Executive Committee meeting. Action postponed to September 2001.
Senator Manganaro’s suggestion (at the March 23, 2001 Senate meeting) that the Senate consider recommending addition of minus grades to the default University grading structure. A charge will be drafted assigning the Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee with reviewing this issue, as well as considering what items should be considered in faculty personnel issues.
Charge to Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee regarding Senator Rudy Bell’s suggestion that online evaluation data not be used in any personnel actions. A charge will be drafted assigning the Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee with reviewing the issue and determining if any action should be taken.
Letter dated April 5, 2001 from BiGLARU President Andrea Vaccaro regarding revising the University Non-Discrimination Policy to include gender orientation and gender identity. Secretary Swalagin will research past Equal Opportunity Committee actions on this issue. Based on the results of that research, the Equal Opportunity Committee may be charged with exploring this issue in the fall.
E-mail dated April 16, 2001 from Prof. Susan Slusky to Arun Mukherjee (forwarded to Kathleen Scott by A. Mukherjee) regarding rescheduling Spring Break. The Committee believed the suggested change was not feasible. No action taken.
E-mail dated April 23, 2001 from Camden Law Dean Rayman Solomon suggesting videoconferencing Senate standing committee meetings. Secretary Swalagin will research videoconferencing facilities availability, cost, and scheduling. Chairperson Scott and Vice Chairperson Rabinowitz will speak with President Lawrence about administrator participation in the Senate.
The meeting was
adjourned at 3:45 p.m. by Chairperson Scott.