M I N U T E
MEMBERS PRESENT: Cotter (Chair),
Borisovets, Eldreth, Gould, Mauroff, Ng, Puniello, Rabinowitz (Vice
Swalagin (Executive Secretary), Szatrowski, Thompson, Tittler
Fowler (Graduate Student BoT Representative), Furmanski (Administrative
Liaison), Leath (New Brunswick
Faculty Council Chair, and Faculty BoG Representative), McCormick
(Administrative Liaison), Scott (Faculty BoT Representative)
regular meeting of the University Senate Executive Committee was held
Friday, September 8, 2006 in the Executive Board Conference Room,
Administrative Services Building III, Cook Campus.
The meeting convened at 1:15 p.m.
began by welcoming
all new and returning Executive Committee members, board
representatives and liaisons.
She noted that the agenda was light, consisting primarily of a general
discussion of the committee charges already issued and some "big-ticket
items" for the upcoming Senate year. Cotter also commented on:
implementation of the recommendations of the Task Force on
revision of admissions materials (Executive Vice President Furmanski
thanked Chairperson Cotter for her work on that revision);
revision of the Rutgers Viewbook;
related to the budget, including movement of much admission and
recruitment materials to online versions only;
- a brief
description of online admissions and recruitments materials, which
should be available soon; and
- a brief
summary of the work of other implementation committees.
Minutes: Minutes of the June 2,
2006 Senate Executive
Committee meeting were approved as distributed by the Secretary.
McCormick, noting that he would present more detail in his upcoming
Annual Address to the Community, focused on the following issues in his
recent cut in state budgetary support;
by the Board of Governors of an ad hoc committee which will examine
every aspects of Rutgers' state
priorities in the state budget;
of the recommendations of the Task Force on Undergraduate Education;
of a Committee on Efficiency and Entrepreneurship;
planning for the next fundraising campaign, the goal of which is likely
to be $1 billion;
Corzine’s recent address on economic development, and President
McCormick’s offer of Rutgers’
resources to support the governor’s vision; and
upcoming Middle States accreditation.
of Potential Senate Issues for 2006-2007
following issues were raised as potential items for Senate work this
of Senate Bylaws and University Regulations to correlate
Senate-entitlement calculations and procedures for New Brunswick units
with the new academic structure in New Brunswick (a charge on this
issue will be drafted for the University Structure and Governance
proposal to change the academic integrity process and policy;
education in Newark and Camden;
of the existing charge S-0502 to the Faculty Affairs and Personnel
Committee (FAPC) on the status of full-time, non-tenure-track,
non-clinical faculty (Executive Vice President Furmanski said that
Rutgers could just rescind the four-year rule, in which case the issue
would no longer need to be addressed. FAPC Co-chair Ann Gould, who was
present at the meeting, said that the FAPC may still want to discuss
related issues that arose during the committee’s work on charge
Cotter and Vice Chairperson Rabinowitz’s request to attend the Student
Caucus to solicit Senate-issue ideas from students (Student Caucus
organizers present agreed to docket that on the upcoming caucus agenda);
Affairs Committee (SAC) Co-chair Mauroff’s statement on behalf of the
SAC that they would like to continue their work on the important issue
of the Campus Climate Report and diversity; and
involving parking (particularly fees paid by commuting students) and
payment of term bills.
15, 2006 University Senate Meeting
The September 15, 2006 University Senate meeting agenda will include a brief Chairperson’s Report, with the remainder of the meeting being devoted to President McCormick’s Annual Address to the Rutgers Community.
6. Old Business
There was no old business.
was no new business.
meeting was adjourned at 2:35 p.m. by Chairperson Cotter.
Secretary of the Senate