February 15, 2002 - 1:10 p.m.
1. Chairperson’s Report
2. Secretary’s Report
3. Administrative Liaison
4. Standing Committee Reports, Potential Charges, and Requests for Information
Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee, Roger Cowley
and Craig Oren, Co-chairs
Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee, Paul Leath and Barbara Lee,
5. Old Business
To Budget and Finance Committee: Assess the impact of needed classroom
maintenance on the academic function of the university, and suggest ways
that the level of problems in our classrooms can be reduced. Investigate
the use of buildings/classrooms for after-hours study space, and whether
there is an increased cost of maintenance and repair due to unsupervised
use. Investigate the level of security normally maintained
in classroom and office/research buildings, and the current levels of vandalism
and other criminal behavior in those buildings. Formulate a
policy for locking buildings and classrooms to ensure security. Make
recommendations on how to provide students with space on each campus for
after-hours study, and the amount of space that seems appropriate.
Report to Executive Committee by __________________.
To Student Affairs Committee: Assess the need for all-night study space,
and the level of use of unlocked and unsupervised classroom space for this
purpose. Provide input to the Budget and Planning Committee on the
kinds and amounts of after-hours study spaces that would meet student needs.
Provide advice on ways to make students more aware of problems of vandalism,
vandalism’s impact on academic functions, as well as the cost of repairs
that must be passed on to students. Suggest ways in which greater
respect for University facilities can be encouraged. Report to Executive
Committee by __________________.
To standing committee regarding the possibility of an Undergraduate Enrollment
Freeze, per A. Fechter’s e-mail [http://senate.rutgers.edu/fechter2.html]
The following charge was considered at the September 2001 Executive Committee
meeting, but was deferred, to be reconsidered in the Spring 2002 semester:
To University Structure and Governance Committee: Re-examine the
University Senate standing committee structure. Make recommendations
on whether committee charges and/or structure should be revised, particularly
those of the Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee, and the Student Affairs
Committee.” (Committee Structure and Standing Charges are online
OF THE SENATE)
To Budget and Finance Committee (Requested by Budget and Finance Committee):
To investigate the potential for a safety week on campus each semester
or year. In addition, to explore the potential for a website that
would include a safety forum for discussion and hazard evaluation.
To be completed and report back to the Senate by the end of the year.
To evaluate and report to the Senate on the University Master Plan as it
develops. This will probably proceed into next year with a report
in the early fall to the Senate.
To investigate further enrollment trends and potential for class size at
the university. In addition, to explore what other peer institutions
are anticipating and actions they are taking to meet near future demand.
Report to Senate in early fall.
To meet with University administration and identify strategies for meeting
the current and future fiscal year budget cuts and subsequently report
to the Executive Committee of the University Senate.
Charge-Deadline Extension: Request to extend deadline on Charge
S-0107, on Referendum Guidelines Review, charged to University Structure
and Governance Committee. Original deadline January 2, 2002.
6. New Business
7. March 1 Senate Meeting Agenda
Open Discussion on Minus Grades - Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions