A G E N D
January 14, 2011 - 1:10
2. Secretary’s Report
- Approval of Agenda
- Approval of Minutes of November 5, 2010
Senate Executive Committee Meeting
- New Jersey Higher Education Task Force Report has been released (link goes to Rutgers webpage with links to the report and related documents).
- The following individuals were selected by Executive Vice
President Furmanski, and have agreed to serve on the SEBS Executive
Dean's Evaluation Committee: Melike Baykal-Gursoy, Ann Gould, Jo
Messing, Chris Malloy, Joe Potenza, John Reinfelder, Marilyn Russo, and
Mark Vodak. Melike Gursoy and Joe Potenza were selected from the list
of Senate Executive Committee nominees.
- President McCormick's November 22, 2010 Response to the Senate's October 2010 Report and Recommendations on Charge S-1003 on the Fall 2011 Academic Calendar
- President McCormick's December 13, 2010 Response and the University Foundation's Response to the Senate's May 2009 Report and Recommendations on Charge S-0707 on Rutgers Fundraising Income
- November 15, 2010 Email from Gregory Blimling, Vice President for Student Affairs, transmitting changes to the Code of Student Conduct recommended by the Committee on Student Conduct, along with a cover memo summarizing the recommended changes sent to Dr. Blimling by Anne Newman, Director of Student Conduct
4. Standing Committees
- Administrative Report - Phillip Furmanski, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Briefing on Information Technology Services at Rutgers - Don Smith, Chief Information Officer
University Structure and Governance Committee Response to Charge S-1006 on Staggered Terms for Staff Senators - The USGC had been charged as follows:
that staff senators joined the Senate as a single group, and that their
terms are for two years, resulting in concurrent term expiration dates
for all staff senators, consider the feasibility of staggering those
terms. If staggered terms are found to be appropriate, make
recommendations on how to divide the terms so only a portion of the
total number ends in any given year. Respond to Senate
Executive Committee by January 2011.
Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee Response to Charge S-1010 on New Academic Integrity Policy and a companion document
entitled "Procedures for Adjudicating Alleged Nonseparable Violations of
Academic Integrity" - The ASRAC had been charged as follows:
Review and report on the final version of the Academic Integrity Policy.
Respond to Senate Executive Committee by January 2011.
Proposed Charge to Instruction, Curriculum and Advising Committee (ICAC) on Online Education at Rutgers, requested and already being discussed by the ICAC:
[Already posted as Charge S-1015] Online
Education at Rutgers: Survey the existing state of online education at
Rutgers, and identify issues and challenges. Respond to Senate
Executive Committee by April 2011.
Proposed Charge to Student Affairs Committee on NJPIRG Funding:
Following the Fall 2010 NJPIRG Student Chapters referendum, complaints
were registered regarding the conduct of the referendum in Camden,
particularly at the School of Law. Camden Faculty Senator Harriet Katz
sent to Sam Rabinowitz, Student Affairs Committee co-chair, an email
requesting that the SAC be charged with reviewing the funding scheme
for NJPIRG, citing concerns that: although it has some student
volunteers, NJPIRG is not a student group; its placement on the term
bill; and NJPIRG's lack of accountability to Rutgers. [The email will be distributed in hardcopy at the meeting.]
Proposed Charge to Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee on Federal Limitations on Hourly Employees: At the November 2010 Executive Committee meeting, Senator Fishbein raised an issue related to new federal regulations limiting
employment of Type 4, hourly employees. The pros and cons of the regulations
were discussed at some length, as was the practicality of asking a Senate
committee to debate how to respond to a federal law which, by its nature, must
be followed. EVP Furmanski said that the issue had been extensively explored by Vivian
Fernandez, who had energetically sought solutions. It was noted that responses
to federal laws were outside of the rubric of University Senate decisions. Paul Panayotatos
said he would discuss the issue in the FPAC, along with Ms. Fernandez, who is a
member of that committee, and will report back to the Executive Committee before
a decision is made on a proposed charge.
Proposed Charge to Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee on Viability of
Tenurable Teaching Track: At the October 2010 Executive Committee meeting,
FPAC Co-chair Paul Panayotatos said that the FPAC would report back to the
Executive Committee at the subsequent meeting with the FPAC's decision on whether it would
agree to reexamine the issue, pursuant to a charge proposed by PTL Senator and
Executive Committee Member Karen Thompson, as follows: "Reconsider the viability of instituting a tenurable
teaching track at Rutgers, given past Senate deliberations:
but more importantly in light of the new national AAUP Report: http://www.aaup.org/AAUP/comm/rep/teachertenure.
Additional national data and reports are available, particularly through the
coalition of disciplinary association, the Coalition on the Academic Workforce:
recommendations in the interest of academic freedom, shared governance, and
quality teaching at Rutgers."
At the November 2010 Executive Committee meeting, Panayotatos said that
the FPAC attendance at the October meeting in Camden was not sufficient
to vote on this matter, so he will raise the issue in November and
report back to the Executive Committee in January.
5. University Senate January 28, 2011 Agenda
7. New Business