A G E N D A
January 17, 2003 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairperson’s Report
2. Secretary’s Report
Letter from Senator Yaw Mensah, on behalf of the Faculty Caucus of the
Senate, to Dr. P. Roy Vagelos, dated October 21, 2002, regarding the Future
of Business Education in New Jersey State University System
On December 17, 2002, Secretary Swalagin transmitted to Matthew Ramsay
and Tahirah Cooper, Co-Chairs of the Student Affairs Committee, three nominations
for 2003 Student Charter Trustee, to be reviewed and evaluated, and returned
to the Executive Committee for its February 7, 2003 meeting.
Memorandum from University Vice President for Academic Affairs Joseph J.
Seneca to Vice Presidents, Provosts, Directors and Faculty, dated December
18, 2002, regarding Grades and Social Security Numbers, which relates to,
and supports, the Senate’s
October 2000 Resolution on this subject
4. Standing Committee Actions, Reports and Charges
3. Administrative Liaison
Items carried over from November 1, 2002 Executive Committee Agenda:
Draft Charge to committee requested by Senator Pieczenik: “Explore
the issue of biased treatment and expulsion of Israeli academics by British
and other European universities. Determine whether Rutgers should
have a policy for responding to international incidents of ethnic bias
at other institutions, particularly those institutions whose faculty visit
Rutgers.” Committee charged and report deadline to be determined.
Potential Charge to Committee requested by Senator Cooper: “Evaluate
the current state of the Knight Express program. Is it making sufficient
progress in equipping vending machines with debit card readers on all three
campuses? How is the progress of the program in extending to off-campus
sites? What suggestions could be made that might facilitate off-campus
sites? What suggestions could be made that might facilitate progress
on both of these fronts? What other services might benefit from the
use of Knight Express that are not currently equipped for the program?”
Potential Charge to Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee by Senator
Cooper: “Given the high number of Jewish students enrolled at Rutgers
University, and Rutgers’ status as the State University of New Jersey and
as a public institution, examine the possibility of closing school on the
Jewish high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Also, examine
the possibility of starting classes a week (or some other number of days)
earlier than they have been starting in recent years, and add a week-long
(or some other corresponding number of days) fall break mid-way through
the fall semester.” NOTE: Ken Swalagin forwarded this suggested
charge to ASRA Committee co-chairs as relevant to the standing charge to
formulate the academic calendar.
Potential Charge to Budget and Finance Committee by Senator Cooper:
“Examine the number of blue light safety phones on all three campuses and
the effectiveness of their locations. Explore the advantages of increasing
the number of these phones, as well as student knowledge of what these
phones are and how they work.” NOTE: Ken Swalagin forwarded
this suggested charge to B&F Committee co-chairs as relevant to their
Charge S-0208 on After-Hours Study Space, Classroom/Building Security and
Selection of Co-chair for Faculty
Affairs and Personnel Committee.
5. January 24 Senate Meeting Agenda
Student Affairs Committee Report
on Charge S-0208A, After-Hours Study Space, Classroom/Building Security
Potential Charge to Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee regarding
Review of Winter Session, pursuant to Report
and Recommendations approved by the Senate October 2000
Charge to Student Affairs Committee regarding Instruction, Curricula and
Advising (ICA) Committee’s Charge S-9912 on Student Advising: “Per
University Senate action on November 1, 2002, provide input on the Instruction,
Curricula and Advising Committee’s Charge S-9912 on Student Advising, and
its report and recommendations. The ICA
Committee’s Report was sent back to committee for review and revision
pending Student Affairs Committee input. Submit comments and input
to Senate Executive Committee by March 14, 2003.”
New report date for Instruction, Curricula and Advising (ICA) Committee’s
Charge S-9912 on Student Advising: April 1, 2003.
Received from Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee, possible charges
relating to issues stemming from the Report
of the NJ Commission on Health Science, Education and Training:
Review the effects of a possible merger on integrated system-wide units
such as Libraries and Computing. Possible areas of focus might be:
resources, the effect of instruction, and the effect on research.
Review the effects of a possible merger on non-biomedical programs.
Identify what conditions would need to be met for the addition of a medical
school to positively impact the current Rutgers educational mission in
terms of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, advising, and undergraduate
and graduate research.
Identify what areas would need to be addressed in order to completely integrate
the interinstitutional graduate and undergraduate programs that are currently
partially integrated. Consider the implications for full-scale integration.
Charges to other Senate Committees on Report
of Commission of Health Science, Education and Training
6. Old Business
New Brunswick Campus Report - Joseph J. Seneca, University Vice President
for Academic Affairs
7. New Business
Call for Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics
Discussion of possible amendment to Senate Handbook/Bylaws
Meeting must adjourn no later than 3:00 p.m.