Executive Committee


March 11, 2011 - 1:10 p.m.

1.    Chairpersons' Report

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

Replacement of Adam Helgeson as Student Affairs Committee Co-chair: Senators Robert Barraco and Lazaros Kolasis have agreed to co-chair with Senator Rabinowitz for the remainder of this Senate year.

Selection of Nominating Panel Members for Election of 2011-12 Senate Officers, Executive Committee Members, and Board Representatives

Committee Reports:

University Structure and Governance Committee
Response to Charge S-1014 to Review New Brunswick Student Senate Membership - The USGC had been charged as follows:

As recommended in the Senate's February 2007 Partial Response on Charge S-0603, Senate Membership, New Brunswick, review the student-Senator distribution to evaluate whether it currently provides adequate representation and participation in governance for all populations of students in New Brunswick/Piscataway. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by April 2011.

Committee Reports on Charge A-1102, Proposal for a New School of Nursing-Camden:
From the Budget and Finance Committee
From the Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee
From the Research, and Graduate and Professional Education Committee

The committees had been charged as follows:

Charge: At the February 2011 committee meeting, discuss the Proposal to Establish a School of Nursing at Rutgers-Camden. Discuss with Camden Chancellor Pritchett or his representative, who will attend your committee meeting, any questions or concerns you may have relating to the proposal, from the perspective of your committee’s standing charge. By March 7, 2011, prepare and send to the Senate Executive Secretary your advice, findings, and recommendations on the proposal, which will be forwarded to the University Structure and Governance Committee so it can prepare its own response on this matter immediately after its discussions at its March 2011 meeting. Respond to Senate Executive Secretary (for the Senate Executive Committee) no later than March 7, 2011.

[Expected by March 17]  Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee Follow-Up Report on
Response to Charge S-0807, Add/Drop Period - ASRAC Co-chair Martha Cotter writes: "I've now discussed the matter with members of ASRAC and we are in agreement that we do not have enough information to evaluate the pros and cons of extending both the drop and add periods by one day and that we wish to extend the trial of the extended add/drop period for one more academic year, with the proviso that we will evaluate the trial thoroughly in the fall 2011 semester. I will write up what we have agreed on and get it to you by the middle of next week at the very latest. We would like to docket it for the March meeting."

Issues/Proposed Charges:

Follow-Up Charge to ASRAC on Academic Calendar, Add/Drop Period: Last year's ASRAC report on Response to Charge S-0807, Add/Drop Period  recommended that the ASRAC be charged with reviewing whether changes similar to those made for this academic year should be made permanent. 

Proposed Charge to FPAC on NBFC Resolution on Deadline for Submission of Faculty Promotion Packets to Deans by Academic Departments, submitted by Paul Leath, as follows:

At the Senate meeting in Newark last Friday, I was told that Dean Greenberg of the SAS in New Brunswick has decided to ignore the Faculty Council resolution on "Deadline for Submission of Faculty Promotion Packets to Deans by Academic Departments" which was passed on October 15, 2010 ( As far as I know this proposed deadline may be presently observed by all academic units except for the SAS in NB, but the SAS represents a very large fraction of the Rutgers faculty. It is indeed a serious problem for academic departments and faculty, and the proposed deadline would be appropriate for all academic units in the University. Hopefully further support and approval by the University Senate can get the SAS, and all units, to comply.

Therefore I propose that the Senate Faculty Affairs and Personnel Committee be charged with considering this NBFC resolution as soon as possible, with a deadline of getting their recommendations to the full Senate at least by the April 29, 2011 meeting, so that any resolution can hopefully be implemented for the next round of faculty promotions this fall, 2011.

5.    March 25, 2011 University Senate Agenda
6.    Old Business

7.    New Business

8.    Adjournment