Executive Committee
May 17, 2013 - 1:10 p.m.

1.    Chairperson’s Report

2.    Secretary’s Report 3.    Administrative Liaison 4.    Standing Committees - Proposed Charges, Issues

Issue: Dollars Spent Per Student by Campus, Submitted by Robert Puhak:

"Following up here to my motion at the last Senate meeting, i.e., i) to post accurate/clarified information (at a specific webpage for anyone to access) regarding dollars spent per student for each Rutgers campus and ii) to have an e-mail sent to the full Rutgers community (at least faculty, students, staff, and administration) regarding that webpage, as well as related summary message and URL.

"As I said at that Senate meeting and in the previous Executive Committee meeting, I believe it is crucial to have the most accurate and up to date information clearly defined for all to see and review, especially in light of the serious and understandable concerns over this matter."

Issue: Rutgers Biological and Health Sciences Faculty Member of the Executive Committee, Submitted by Robert Puhak:

“As i) the Senate Executive Committee has one 'fulltime faculty position' for each of the three geographic campuses (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden), and ii) in light of the UMDNJ integration taking place this July, forming the fourth campus of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences  (RBHS), and iii) given the University Senate's commitment to shared governance, it seems the Executive Committee should have a 'fulltime faculty position' specifically for RBHS.”

Issue: Uniformity and Transparency of Faculty Retirement Packages, Submitted by Yuchung Wang:

“I met a few faculty in Camden yesterday who have negotiated a package with an intention to gradually relieve their teaching duties. Or gradual departure from Rutgers. It seems different dean or school may offer different packages and they are not transparent. The issues that concern faculty the most are health care coverage, life insurance and length of departure. For such personnel matters, can university senate play any role in advising the administration?” [Note: See Response to Charge S-1011 on Endorsing the New Brunswick Faculty Council's Faculty Retirement Survey - Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee - November 2010.]
5.    Old Business

6.    New Business

7.    Adjournment