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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
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.
a.m. – Chief of Staff Peter Englot will lead us on a tour of the
Newark Campus, specifically Express
noon – Lunch with Chancellor Cantor in the Berson Boardroom -
Room 292 at the
Center for Law and
[Please note that valid ID is required to enter the building.]
p.m. – Executive Committee meeting begins at the lunch location.
4:30 p.m. – Board charter bus for return trip to New Brunswick.
Mickelsen has made arrangements for reserved parking in Deck
3, 180 Washington Street in Newark.
email Mary (firstname.lastname@example.org) your intention to reserve one of
parking spots so she may email you a flyer to place on your dash while
in the deck.
and directions for the Center for Law and Justice
1. Chair’s Report - Peter Gillett,
2. Secretary’s Report
Mary Mickelsen, Interim Executive Secretary of the Senate
Administrative Report -
Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
of Minutes of December 1, 2017 Senate Executive
Response to Executive
Committee Statement and Resolution on Rutgers, a Safe and Welcoming
Response to Executive
with Background on Three-Plus-One Programs
following University Policies were recently updated or added:
- Robert Boikess has sent the following link relative to
discussions at the December Executive Committee meeting: https://www.jewishlinknj.com/community-news/middlesex/22160-rutgers-president-cites-academic-freedom-in-defense-of-anti-semitic-remarks
- Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Lee advises
that, related to the Senate's Response
to Charge S-1508 on Responsible Conduct of Research, Glenn Krell is
now in place as Rutgers Director of Research Integrity. This
information has been added as an update to the appropriate entry on the
Senate's "Reports" webpage.
- Lee has also forwarded the information on the book on free
speech mentioned by President Barchi at the December Executive
published by Yale University Press.
Speech on Campus, by Erwin Chemerinsky and Howard
Can free speech coexist with an inclusive campus
a week goes by without another controversy over free
speech on college campuses. On one side, there are increased demands to
disrespectful, and bullying expression and to ensure an inclusive and
nondiscriminatory learning environment. On the other side are
speech advocates who charge that recent demands for censorship coddle
and threaten free inquiry. In this clear and carefully reasoned book, a
university chancellor and a law school dean-both constitutional
teach a course in free speech to undergraduates-argue that campuses
provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse
body but can never restrict the expression of ideas. This book provides
background necessary to understanding the importance of free speech on
and offers clear prescriptions for what colleges can and can't do when
with free speech controversies.
Chemerinsky is the founding dean, distinguished
professor of law, and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law,
University of California, Irvine, School of Law.
Howard Gillman is chancellor and professor of law, political
science, and history, University of California, Irvine.
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:
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).
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.
Proposed Charge on Rutgers Identity in
Ratings Reports - Submitted
by Jon Oliver, Staff Senator
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
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
Proposed Charge on Employee Parking Costs
by Adrienne Esposito, Staff Senator
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
Charge to University Structure and Governance Committee on Senator
Submitted by Sana Siddiqui, NJMS Student Senator
the feasibility of providing options for alternate student Senators,
particularly for the New Jersey Medical School.
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.
University Senate Agenda
16, 2018 Senate Meeting:
- Meeting to be held in Camden
- Camden Chancellor's Report - Phoebe Haddon, Camden Chancellor