40.2.21 Debt Management Policy (new) Note: The Debt Management Policy was previously housed on the Office of Institutional Research website. The policy has been revised and converted to a university policy.
70.1.1 Acceptable Use Policy for Information Technology Resources (reverted) Note: Revisions of the Acceptable Use Policy that were posted on August 22, 2016, have been removed and the policy has been reverted back to its August 22, 2014, version. This reversion is effective pending additional revisions to the policy for clarity.
The Ad Hoc Committee was charged as follows: Consider the feasibility and desirability of video recording and live web streaming University Senate meetings, and archiving those video recordings online for later viewing. Include in discussions aspects of the issues of transparency, technology, costs, benefits, audience, need, personal privacy of participants, etc. Present arguments both for and against the streaming and archiving.
The FPAC was charged as follows: Examine Rutgers’ policies on salary adjustments for staff. In particular, review University Policy 60.4.10, which limits Rutgers staff employees’ salary adjustments following promotion or reclassification to levels below those that may be negotiated or offered for newly hired staff employees. Where appropriate, make recommendations for modifying the policy.
The ASRAC was charged as follows: At the request of Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Barbara Lee, consider a proposal to move the official graduation date from October to August for students who complete degree requirements in the summer, which ensures that official reporting of summer degrees falls within the parameters of federal reporting regulations and better reflects when students actually complete their degrees.
The Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FAPC) has reviewed the following charge S-1615: Hiring Preference for Rutgers Graduates: Consider the feasibility of preference in hiring for graduates of Rutgers University, other considerations (including collective bargaining) being equal. Explore similar policies at peer institutions. If deemed appropriate, recommend changes in hiring policy. Respond to Senate Executive Committee by October 2017. [Issued November 2015.]
The Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FAPC) has determined that S-1615: Hiring Preference for Rutgers Graduates should be discharged. FPAC has determined that S-1615: Hiring Preference for Rutgers Graduates may violate existing university collective bargaining agreements and may undermine Rutgers commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity. If this policy is pursued this would mean that Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey would select Rutgers over graduates of other state universities, colleges and community colleges in the State of New Jersey.
The State of New Jersey has set categories for preference for employment in the New Jersey civil service. Preferences exist for Veterans and Disabled Veterans. Rutgers University follows a policy to provide affirmative action and equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment. Rutgers University actively seeks to recruit and employ veterans.
We feel that it is inappropriate for the Rutgers Senate to recommend a preferential hiring policy for Rutgers graduates as it would most likely violate New Jersey and Federal employment law and violate established equal employment policies of Rutgers University.