RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SENATE
M I N U T E S
June 5, 2008
PRESENT: Becker, Borisovets, Cooke, Cotter, Greenhut, Gould, Leath (Vice
Chair), Puniello, Rabinowitz (Chair), Stein, Swalagin (Executive Secretary)
MEMBERS-ELECT PRESENT: Bubb, Greaux, Nolfi, Pignatiello
EXCUSED: Adam, Bodnar, McCall, Thompson
ATTENDING: Kaplan (08-09 Undergraduate Student BOT Representative)
The regular meeting of the University
Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, June 5, 2008 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 Samuel Rabinowitz
called the meeting to order at 1:18 p.m. He welcomed current and incoming
members and board representatives, and allowed all present an opportunity to
Rabinowitz then summarized the meeting agenda, and the role of the Executive Committee in the Senate's operations.
Agenda: The meeting agenda was approved as distributed by the executive secretary.
Minutes: The April 18, 2008 Senate Executive Committee Meeting Miniutes
were approved as distributed by the executive secretary. On behalf of
the 2007-2008 University Senate, which will not meet again, the
Executive Committee also approved the May 2, 2008 Senate Regular Meeting Minutes.
3. Standing Committee Actions
Selection/Nomination of Standing Committee Chairs: Chairship of Senate standing committees was reviewed and discussed by the Executive Committee. Most 2007-2008 committee chairs are continuing next year.
Proposed Charges: Two
proposed charges on hybrid courses, submitted to the EC by Gayle Stein,
were discussed. Following discussion, the EC agreed to allow
Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee Chair Natalie Borisovets
to draft a charge on hybrid courses for her committee. The EC approved
issuance of whatever charge Senator Borisovets drafts.
Pending Charges: The table of specific, pending charges to standing committees was reviewed and updated.
4. Old Business: There was no old business.
5. New Business
Senate Parliamentarian 2008-2009: The Executive Committee endorsed Ryan Cooke's continuing as Senate Parliamentarian next academic year.
The meeting adjourned at 4:26 p.m.
Executive Secretary of the University Senate