June 7, 2002

MEMBERS PRESENT: Borisovets, Hirsh, Rabinowitz (Vice Chair), Scott (Chair), Swalagin (Executive Secretary)

EXCUSED: Barone, Leath

ABSENT:  Manhoff, Saniefard, Sims

ALSO ATTENDING: DeRosa (Student EC Member 2002-03), Rijhsinghani (Student EC Member 2002-03)

The regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held on Friday, June 7, 2002 at 1:10 p.m. in the President’s Dining Room, Brower Commons, College Avenue Campus.

1. Chairperson’s Report

Chairperson Scott 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 new Executive Committee members.

2. Secretary's Report

Minutes:  Minutes of the April 19, 2002 Executive Committee meeting were approved as distributed by the Secretary.  Minutes of the May 3, 2002 Senate were approved by the Executive Committee on behalf of the University Senate.

Communications:  The following communications were presented and acted upon as noted:

3. Standing Committee Membership Assignments and Selection of Chairpersons

Standing committee chairships and memberships were presented, discussed, and approved.  Secretary Swalagin will add new Senators to committees during the year based on stated committee preferences and/or the need to balance committee membership as to constituencies and campuses represented.

4. Standing Committee Charges

Outstanding specific committee charges were reviewed and modified or closed as appropriate.  Committee chairs will be reminded of charges on which reports are overdue.

The following charge was issued to the Equal Opportunity Committee:  “Evaluate the status of Hispanic/Latino faculty university-wide with respect to salaries, hires, start-up funds, promotion rates (particularly from associate to full professorship), research support (particularly in Newark and in Camden), and leadership opportunities.  The study should also examine the status of Hispanic/Latino university administrators at Rutgers.  The Office of Institutional Research has information on this subject, and should be consulted at the beginning of the work on this charge.  Report to Senate Executive Committee by November 2002.”

5. Old Business

Establishment of, and Charge to, Enrollment Committee:  The University-wide committee recommended by the April 2001 Senate to develop an enrollment and student services assessment and master plan was discussed, and membership assigned.  The administration had previously informed the Executive Committee of its membership.  Faculty, student and alumni members were approved.  The committee’s membership is as follows:

Chairperson/Co-chairpersons:  To be appointed.

Administrators:  Joseph Seneca (University Vice President for Academic Affairs*), Nancy Winterbauer (Vice President for University Budgeting*), Emmet Dennis (Vice President for Student Affairs*), Edward Kozack (Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services*), Carl Kirschner (Dean, Rutgers College), Susan Forman (Vice President for Undergraduate Education), Corinne Webb (Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management)

Alumnus:  Robert Kenney

Faculty:  Martha Cotter, Paul Panayotatos, Richard Pelz, Samuel Rabinowitz, Kathleen Scott, Ted Szatrowski, Arlene Walker-Andrews

Students:  Avram Fechter, Jennifer Pellegrine, Amit Rijhsinghani, Kim Wozniak (Representative to the Board of Governors*)  NOTE:  There is a vacancy for one Camden student.  Thomas DeRosa, student member of next year’s Senate Executive Committee, has indicated the students would like to redo the selection of student members of this committee in September.

*Membership mandated under the Senate’s April 2001 report and recommendations.

Charge to Committee:  The committee was charged, as follows:
Develop an Enrollment and Student Services Assessment and Master Plan to outline how Rutgers plans to address current difficulties and future possibilities regarding undergraduate enrollment.  Address specific areas laid out in the Senate-approved April 2001 report on this issue, including, but not limited to:  student services, inter-campus enrollment shifts, transportation policy, academic services, library resources, campus-wide oversight, and additional steps to prepare for the future.  (Complete report and recommendations to be transmitted with the charge.)  The Enrollment Committee shall be an ad hoc subcommittee of the University Senate, and shall report to the Senate Executive Committee on the following schedule:
Secretary Swalagin will include in the transmittal correspondence to University Vice President Seneca a request for consideration of a faculty co-chair.

6. New Business

All present joined in Senator Hirsh’s motion expressing gratitude and congratulations to Chairperson Scott for her diligence and dedication during her three years leading the Senate.

7. Adjournment

The meeting was adjourned at 3:35 p.m. by Chairperson Scott.

Kenneth Swalagin
Executive Secretary of the Senate