Executive Committee


February 10, 2012 - 1:10 p.m.

1.    Chairpersons' Report

2.    Secretary’s Report 3.    Administrative Liaison 4.    Standing Committees

Committee Reports:

Research, and Graduate and Professional Education Committee Response to Charge S-1107, Publication Repository/Open Access -  The RGPEC has been charged as follows:

Examine the possibility of a Rutgers-specific, centrally driven publication repository for published papers and books. Provide data about similar services at peer and aspirant universities. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by March 2012.

Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee Response to Charge S-1104 on Online Teaching Evaluations, and Best Practices in Evaluation of Teaching Performance - [Note: This report is to go to the Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee for review and comment before being docketed for Senate action.] The ICAC has been charged as follows:

Investigate best practices in the evaluation of teaching performance, in particular addressing the question of whether paper or online evaluation formats should be used and whether any appropriate safeguards can be put in place to make the use of whatever format or formats might be employed more efficient and accurate. Obtain data relating to changes in response rates and average evaluations since the adoption of online teaching evaluations. [Note: Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee to review and comment on the ICAC report on this charge before it is docketed for Senate action.]

Issues/Proposed Charges:

Proposed Charge to the Student Affairs Committee on Separation of Rutgers-Camden: The Student Affairs Committee, Alumni Caucus, and Student Caucus  request that it be issued a charge on the proposed separation of Rutgers-Camden from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as follows:

Examine the short- and long-term ramifications of the proposed separation of Rutgers-Camden from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey as relate to, and from the perspectives of, past, present, and prospective students.

Rationale for the charge: There are many issues of concern to students, prospective students, and alumni that go well beyond the financial and political, including but not limited to the relative value of a Rutgers-Camden diploma, the effects on present enrollment and perception of the institution by prospective students. These are issues that are not adequately adddressed in the current report rationale.

Proposed Charge to/from Budget and Finance Committee on Questions to be Answered Publicly by Rutgers Administration Regarding Medical School Merger: The Budget and Finance Committee (BFC) has suggested that it should receive a charge to formulate a list of questions that Rutgers' administration should have answered regarding the medical school merger, and subsequently make those responses available publicly. BFC Chair Menahem Spiegel will be present at the meeting to discuss this proposed charge.

Deadline Extensions Required for Pending Charges:
5.    University Senate February 24, 2012 Agenda
6.    Old Business

7.    New Business

8.    Adjournment