Executive Committee


June 2, 2017 - 12:00 noon

1.    Chairperson's Report - Peter Gillett, Senate Chair

2.    Secretary’s Report - Ken Swalagin, Senate Executive Secretary 3.    Administrative Report - Barbara Lee, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

4.    Old Business

Academic Standards, Regulations and Admissions Committee (ASRAC) DRAFT Response to Charge S-1509 on Default 16-Year Academic Calendar - Martha Cotter and Matthew Winkler, ASRAC Co-chairs

The 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 the EC 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.

Rationale: "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 and RUSA 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].

Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee (FPAC) and Faculty Caucus Responses to President Barchi's Response to FPAC Report on Charge S-1409 on Greater Integration of Contingent Faculty in the Rutgers Community and Appendix A

Discussion of how to get agenda items out faster, how to avoid last-minute wordsmithing, and how business is handled generally at the Executive Committee meetings

Senate Reports for Follow-Up/Review

Possible Senate or Committee Action on the Senate's March 2017 Committee-of-the-Whole Discussion on Free Speech and Academic Freedom - Michael Van Stine

5.    Standing Committees/Panels

Draft Standing Committee Rosters 2017-18, and Assignment of Chairs [Linked rosters may be updated before the meeting. Current draft committee rosters will be distributed in hardcopy at the meeting.

Issues/Proposed Charges:

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 Thompson

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.

Proposed Charge to Instruction, Curricula and Advising Committee (ICAC) on Learning Management Systems, and Rationale - Submitted by Robert Boikess

Proposed Charge: Consider the nature and use of the available Learning Management Systems on all the campuses of Rutgers and make recommendations to the Administration for improvements that also protect the rights and interests of faculty and students.

6.    New Business

7.    Adjournment