Executive Committee


April 19, 2013 - 1:10 p.m.

1.    Chairperson's Report

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

Committee Reports:

Research, and Graduate and Professional Education Committee Response to Charge S-1108 on Research Support Infrastructure - The RGPEC has been charged as follows:

In preparation for the Rutgers/UMD merger, investigate the status of the research support infrastructure at Rutgers, including instrumentation, equipment, maintenance contracts, site licenses, and shared data storage. Provide recommendations that have the potential to reduce associated costs and enhance opportunities for information, equipment, and instrumentation sharing. Provide recommendations about research data security and academic and non-academic support services.

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee Response to Charge S-1206 on Academic Regulations, Student Achievement, and Effective Use of Resources  [Link not yet active. Report expected next week, but will be summarized by ASRAC Co-chair Martha Cotter at this meeting.] - The ASRAC has been charged as follows:

Examine how well current academic regulations and procedures serve to maximize student academic achievement and result in the most effective use of our resources. In particular, look at the effect on student achievement and use of resources of regulations and procedures related to (1) students retaking courses they have failed or withdrawn from many times; (2) replacement of grades when a student retakes a course; (3) dismissal of students for poor academic performance and readmission of students who have been dismissed; and (4) deadlines for withdrawal from courses. Suggest changes in policies and procedures where needed in order more effectively to foster student success and use limited resources.

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee Partial Response to Charge S-1208 on Required Changes to Academic Integrity Policy  [Link not yet active. Report expected next week, but will be summarized by ASRAC Co-chair Martha Cotter at this meeting.] - The ASRAC has been charged as follows:

Recommend changes to the Rutgers Academic Integrity Policy necessitated by the about-to-be-adopted revised University Code of Student Conduct, which states that procedures for adjudicating alleged violations of academic integrity are specified in the Academic Integrity Policy. Required changes to the Academic Integrity Policy therefore consist, at a minimum, of incorporation of the procedures for resolving alleged separable violations of academic integrity in the appendices to the Policy or in a companion document. Also recommend whether some of the revised and simplified procedures for handling alleged separable conduct violations in the new Code of Student Conduct should also be adopted for resolving alleged violations of academic integrity.

Issues/Proposed Charges:

Request for Independent Examination of Allocation of Funds, on a Per-Student Basis, by Campus, submitted by Senator Peter Simmons

Request for Stakeholder Discussion on Strategic Planning, submitted by Menahem Spiegel, Chair of the Budget and Finance Committee
: "By the request of members of Budget and Finance Committee, I would like to ask that the following short statement be added to the Executive Committee agenda: 'At this time of challenge and change for the University, the Senate Executive committee should consider organizing a stakeholder discussion In order to build agreement, understanding and support for the strategic planning process and for its implementation.' The main reason is that the Senate is a body of elected representatives from all parts of Rutgers."

Proposed Charge to Committee: Text of Email from Yuri Jadotte, Chair of the UMDNJ Student Senate, transmitting recommendations/manifesto regarding structure of student government at the School of Biomedical and Health Sciences

Review and Deadline Extensions Required for Pending Charges
5.   Nominating Panel Update and Suggestion of Candidates for 2013-14 Senate Officers, Executive Committee Members, and Board Representatives - This year, the Nominating Panel consists of the Executive Committee members, and Victor Greenhut as chair. Ken Swalagin has solicited self-nominations from the incumbents, and the panel will be asked to suggest others from next-year's Senate rosters, which will be distributed in hardcopy at the meeting.

6.    University Senate May 3, 2013 Agenda

7.    Old Business

8.    New Business

9.    Adjournment