Executive Committee

February 2, 2018 - 1:10 p.m.
Center for Law & Justice, Berson Boardroom, Room 292, Newark Campus


9:30 a.m. – Board Academy charter bus for Newark in Lot 98B, College Farm Road, near Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Building on the Cook Campus. [If you’re driving, please see parking and other information below.]

Approximately 10:30 a.m. – Arrive in Newark at the Center for Law & Justice, Berson Boardroom - Room 292, 123 Washington Street, for coffee and to drop any belongings you don't wish to bring on the tour.

11:00 a.m. – Chief of Staff Peter Englot will lead us on a tour of the Rutgers Newark Campus, specifically Express Newark.

12:00 noon – Lunch with Chancellor Cantor in the Berson Boardroom - Room 292 at the Center for Law and Justice. [Please note that valid ID is required to enter the building.]

1:00 p.m. – Executive Committee meeting begins at the lunch location.

Approximately 4:30 p.m. – Board charter bus for return trip to New Brunswick.


 Mary Mickelsen has made arrangements for reserved parking in Deck 3, 180 Washington Street in Newark.

Please email Mary ( your intention to reserve one of these parking spots so she may email you a flyer to place on your dash while in the deck.


Map and directions for the Center for Law and Justice 


1.    Chair’s Report  - Peter Gillett, Senate Chair

2.    Secretary’s Report
- Mary Mickelsen, Interim Executive Secretary of the Senate

3.    Administrative Report - Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

4.    Committees/Panels
Committee Report:

Student Affairs Committee (SAC) Response to Charge S-1713 on Procedures for Adjudicating Academic Integrity Policy Infractions - Viktor Krapivin & Samuel Rabinowitz, SAC Co-Chairs

The SAC has been charged as follows:

Review the current status of the educative and adjudication processes of the Offices of Student Conduct regarding infractions of the University Academic Integrity Policy. Identify areas of concern, and provide appropriate recommendations.  Provide a response which will be forwarded to the Senate's Academic Standards, Regulations, and Admissions Committee on this same issue (Charge S-1714).

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) Response to Charge S-1707on Stipend or Course Release Payment for PTL Senators - Joseph Markert and Alexander Settles, FPAC Co-Chairs

The FPAC has been charged as follows:

Consider the role of part-time lecturers (PTLs) in shared governance at Rutgers, investigating policies at other Big Ten institutions as well as the unique circumstances at Rutgers University. Make recommendations regarding adequate participation with appropriate incentives.

Issues/Proposed Charges:

Proposed Charge on Rutgers Identity in Ratings Reports - Submitted by Jon Oliver, Staff Senator

Proposed Charge:

Consider and make recommendations on how best to identify Rutgers in published ratings of universities. Identify areas of concern, as well as opportunities for improved or increased visibility and rankings. Recommend rational processes to simplify existing complexities in identifying various entities within Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


Thompson-Reuters recently released their 2017 ratings of the 100 most innovative universities. Rutgers was listed as number 78. Unfortunately, Thompson-Reuters lists our institutions as "Rutgers State University." The Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID), ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Academia all have multiple variations on the Rutgers name. This confusion in the institutional name negatively imipacts on searches and the visibility of the research that our faculty do and the societal impact that we as an AAU R-1 university has. For Rutgers to break in to the top tier of AAU institutions we must adopt a consistent institutional name.

Proposed Charge on Employee Parking Costs - Submitted by Adrienne Esposito, Staff Senator

Proposed Charge:

Examine the existing RBHS and Rutgers legacy faculty/staff parking permit charges. Review the disparities, and, where appropriate, make recommendations for simplifying and normalizing the charges. 


Several of my RBHS team brought to my attention that they are paying considerably more for parking at Rutgers than their Legacy Rutgers counterparts. RUDOTS provided the following: "Legacy RU employees pay a different rate than UMDNJ/RBHS employees... UMDNJ/RBHS pay .005 X their salary. Legacy RU employees have a different sliding scale based on salary. Here is a link to that." The different policies and rates result in RBHS employees being charged approximately 40% more for their parking than Legacy Rutgers employees. The policy should be consistent across all employees, since the schools have "merged" since July of 2014 (3.5 years).

Proposed Charge to University Structure and Governance Committee on Senator Alternates - Submitted by Sana Siddiqui, NJMS Student Senator

Proposed Charge:

Explore the feasibility of providing options for alternate student Senators, particularly for the New Jersey Medical School.


The curriculum at New Jersey Medical School is not conducive to having students attend meetings, due to national standardized exams being held on Fridays as well as clerkship schedules that are not up to our discretion. As such, it has been difficult to attend Senate meetings and even more difficult to attend committee meetings. It has been an issue for our representatives over a few years. This impairs the ability of our students to be involved with Senate proceedings as well as be able to voice their suggestions or concerns. We propose the position of a Senator Alternate, who may attend the committee and/or Senate meetings in case that the Senator representative cannot attend. The representative would be of a different class year. By providing the option for an alternate, NJMS students can be more involved with the Senate, and Rutgers University, over time.

5.    New Business

6.    University Senate Agenda

February 16, 2018 Senate Meeting:
7.    Adjournment