A G E N D A
June 2, 2017 - 12:00 noon
1. Chairperson's Report - Peter Gillett,
2. Secretary’s Report - Ken Swalagin,
Senate Executive Secretary
Administrative Report - Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for
4. Old Business
Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) DRAFT
Charge S-1509 on Default
16-Year Academic Calendar
- Martha Cotter
and Matthew Winkler, ASRAC Co-chairs
ASRAC was charged as follows: Review
the 16-year default academic calendar
drafted by Mary Mickelsen.
Proposed Charge on Sale of Alcohol in
Stadiums - Submitted by former New Brunswick Student Member of
Justin Schulberg. This proposal was discussed at several previous EC
meetings. An ad hoc committee is to be formed consisting of chairs of
standing committees or their representatives, plus three other people
to be selected by the EC. It was suggested that a
committee-of-the-whole discussion be held at a Senate meeting on the
matter. The committee was to begin its work after the Ad Hoc Video
Committee completed its work, which happened in April. This question of
whether alcohol should be sold in Rutgers stadiums may already have
been decided by the administration. A proposed, draft charge is below.
"After RUSA passed a resolution
calling for the sale of alcohol in stadiums, specifically looking
at the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) and High Point Solution Stadium,
it is incumbent upon the Senate to also look into this matter. This
issue does not just affect New Brunswick students, which RUSA
represents, but it stretches to the domain of faculty, staff, alumni,
and countless others who attend Rutgers' athletic events. This
issue is heated and dynamic, as it has broad-reaching consequences.
As the most representative body at Rutgers University, it is necessary
for the University Senate to look into the sale of alcohol in the
stadiums and advise President Barchi on its investigation and
recommendations into the matter."
Proposed, Draft Charge to the Ad Hoc Committee on Sale of Alcohol in
Stadiums: Consider the rationale
resolution on the potential sale of alcohol at Rutgers stadiums.
Explore the issue, and make recommendations, as appropriate. Respond to
Senate Executive Committee by [insert deadline].
Senate or Committee Action on the Senate's March 2017 Committee-of-the-Whole Discussion
Free Speech and Academic Freedom - Michael Van Stine
5. Standing Committees/Panels
Standing Committee Rosters
, and Assignment of Chairs [Linked rosters may be updated before
the meeting. Current draft committee rosters will be distributed
in hardcopy at the meeting.
Business Request to
"Correct the Record":
Rick Hearin, Executive Director of
University Career Services - New Brunswick, has asked that the record
be "corrected" regarding statements about Career Services in the
Proposal to Form a School of Graduate Studies.
Proposed Charge to Faculty and
Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) on Stipend or
Course Release Payment for PTL Senators
- Submitted by Karen
Proposed Charge: Consider the role of
PTLs in shared governance at Rutgers, investigating policies at other
Big Ten institutions as well as the unique circumstances at Rutgers
University, and make recommendations to allow for adequate
participation with appropriate incentives.
Rationale: Despite PTLs being responsible for such a large portion of
the instruction at Rutgers and therefore given the importance of their
having a meaningful role in shared governance, compensation on a
per-course or piecework basis makes it unlikely that PTLs will be able
or willing to spend time with governance. Governance participation for
full-time faculty may be a consideration for promotion, may generate
course release, or may otherwise provide incentive/compensation. There
are no such provisions for PTLs.
Charge to Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee (ICAC) on
Learning Management Systems, and
- Submitted by Robert Boikess
Proposed Charge: Consider
the nature and use of the available Learning Management Systems on all
campuses of Rutgers and make recommendations to the Administration for
improvements that also protect the rights and interests of faculty and